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"Angelica is a very professional translator and is committed to successfully delivering quality work. After working for us as a Latin Spanish translator for over a year, she is now leading our community support in Latin America. It's always a pleasure to work with her and I can strongly recommend Angelica."

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Penn Foster works with over 100 independent content specialists a year to design and write course content. Finding niche experts that can cover a variety of topics was a challenge. By using Upwork, the team gained access to the largest global talent pool and saved thousands of hours each year.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the first step to hiring writing and translation talent and determining the project cost?

One of the first steps in hiring any talent is to determine which skills you need for your project. You know you need help with writing and translation, but what specific things are you trying to do? Upwork matches you with proven remote talent who can help you with all your writing and translation needs, including:

  • Article and blog writing
  • Website copywriting
  • Book and eBook writing
  • Translation of websites, videos, and presentations
  • Podcast show notes
  • Case study writing
  • Product description writing

The cost of your project depends largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to complete your project. 

A writing and translation project includes the following:

  • Deliverables: What do you need done? Perhaps you need a professional to write blog posts, ad copy, or translate documents.
  • Skills: Identify the writing and translation talent needed to complete the project (e.g., copywriter or French-to-English translator).
  • Project Length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for either an hourly rate or fixed-price contract.
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What are the various ways you can connect with writing and translation talent through Upwork?

Upwork gives you the flexibility you need to find the right talent for your writing and translation projects.

  • Talent Marketplace: Find and source independent professionals for your writing and translation project directly from Upwork’s talent marketplace.
  • Project Catalog: Project Catalog is a new way to quickly get started and expand your capabilities through Upwork. From creative writing to proofreading and editing services, projects are predefined for you, so you can get to know talent through a clearly defined project within their expertise, then easily scale up and down as needed.
  • Specialized Teams: Upwork isn’t just for independent contractors; you can also find independent agencies that can help you fill your writing and translation talent gaps with their own professional teams.
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Why should I use Upwork to find talent for writing and translation services?

When it comes to writing and translation, you may need a multidisciplinary team of talent to handle the various components of your project. Examples of professionals you might need for writing and translation projects include:

  • A niche-expert content writer for blog posts
  • A proofreader and editor to review multiple blog posts
  • A translator to translate your content into various languages
  • A copywriter to write social media ad copy
  • A legal translator to translate legal documents 

Upwork is the leading online talent solution for companies looking to scale their teams and get work done. Key advantages for businesses looking to source talent for their writing and translation projects through Upwork include:

  • On-Demand Talent: Access to a global talent pool of independent professionals and agencies.
  • Transparency: Simplified vetting thanks to freelancer reviews, work history, testimonials, and portfolios.
  • Technology: AI-assisted talent matching to help you find the right talent for your needs.
  • Flexibility: Hire individuals or agencies to complete any size of project.
  • Simplicity: Built-in tools that streamline the onboarding and collaboration with remote teams.
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