A freelance writer is a professional writer who works independently, selling written works to publishers, businesses, and other clients. Freelance writers are not employed by any single company or organization. Instead, they are self-employed, negotiating contracts with clients and negotiating rates for their services. Freelance writers may specialize in a particular type of writing such as blogs, articles, web copy, white papers, press releases, sales letters, or a combination thereof. They may work for multiple clients at once, and often work with more than one editor, publisher, or other professional to produce the final product.
Freelance writers must be knowledgeable in their chosen field and demonstrate strong writing skills. They must also be able to effectively market their services to potential clients. They may need to create a portfolio of their writing samples, attend networking events, and participate in conferences and other events to promote their services. Additionally, they must be able to meet deadlines, adhere to instructions, and have an understanding of copyright law and other legal issues related to their work. Freelance writers are typically paid per project, or by the hour, and have the flexibility to work where and when they choose.
See also: Freelance Ghostwriter