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How to Hire Top Freelancers for Writers Roles: Everything you Need to Know

If you're looking for a writer to help create training content, you've come to the right place. Our freelancer marketplace has a variety of talented writers who specialize in creating training content across various categories. In this post, we'll answer some basic questions about hiring freelance writers, including:

  • What types of training deliverables can a writer create?
  • What are some common needs for training content?
  • What are some common tools and training formats?
  • How can you hire strong writer freelancers?
  • What are some common missteps when hiring writers?
  • Why do companies need writers employees?
  • What are the benefits of hiring a freelance writer verses a full-time employee?

Types of Training Deliverables

Writers can create a variety of training deliverables, including:

  • Training manuals
  • Instructional design documents
  • Training videos/scripts
  • eLearning modules
  • Webinars
  • Assessments/quizzes

These are just a few examples. If you have a specific training need, a freelance writer can help you create the right deliverable to meet that need.

Common Needs for Training Content

There are a variety of reasons why a company may need training content. Some common needs include:

  • New hire onboarding
  • Software/systems training
  • Compliance training
  • Soft skills training (e.g. communication, teamwork, leadership)
  • Product/service training
  • Process training

These are just a few examples. If you have a specific training need, a freelance writer can help you create the right content to meet that need.

Common Tools and Training Formats

There are a variety of tools and formats that writers can use to create training content, such as:

  • Microsoft Word/PowerPoint
  • Articulate
  • Camtasia
  • Captivate
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Storyline

As for training formats, writers can create various types of content, including:

  • Written content
  • Video content
  • Interactive content
  • Audio content

The format you choose will depend on your specific training needs and the preferences of your learners.

Hiring Strong Writer Freelancers

When hiring a freelance writer for training content, it's important to look for the following:

  • Experience creating training content
  • A relevant writing portfolio
  • Strong communication skills
  • Availability to meet your project needs

Before hiring a writer, be sure to review their portfolio and ask for references. You can also send them a small test project to see how they work and ensure they are a good fit for your needs.

Common Missteps When Hiring Writers

There are a few common missteps companies make when hiring freelance writers for training content, including:

  • Not having a clear idea of what they want
  • Not giving detailed instructions
  • Not setting clear expectations
  • Not providing enough information or resources
  • Not reviewing the writer's work regularly

To avoid these missteps, be sure to have a clear idea of what you want and provide detailed instructions and expectations. You should also provide enough information and resources and review the writer's work regularly to ensure it meets your needs.

Why Companies Need Writers Employees

Companies need writers employees to create training content that helps employees learn new skills and knowledge. Training content can help employees be more productive, efficient, and effective in their roles. It can also help companies remain competitive by ensuring their employees have the necessary skills to meet the demands of their industry and customers.

The Benefits of Hiring a Freelance Writer vs. Full-Time Employee

There are several benefits to hiring a freelance writer for your training content needs, including:

  • Flexibility to hire as needed
  • Access to a variety of talent and skills
  • Cost savings compared to hiring a full-time employee
  • No long-term commitment

Hiring a freelance writer can help you save time and money while still getting high-quality training content that meets your needs.


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