Freelance Writing Services
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I am a native British English speaker, with long-term experience of writing to a high standard and keeping to strict deadlines. I can produce well-researched original articles of any length on almost any topic you require.
If you are considering hiring me, please PM me for samples of my work. Please do NOT ask me to write a sample article on a topic supplied by you, unless you are willing to pay me for doing so or to agree in writing that I retain exclusive rights to the work. I am a freelance writer. I am not a source of free content.
I guarantee to provide you with well-researched, well-written content on practically any topic. If I don't feel I can write what you need I won't waste your time or mine.
I specialise in writing accessible articles intended to bring specialist subjects to a wider audience. If required, however, I can also do fully referenced academic work or opinion pieces from any viewpoint you choose.
I'm not the front for a writing team, so everything I deliver is written by me. If you choose my proposal you're guaranteed personal attention and consistent standards. I believe in working closely with clients throughout the writing process, to ensure that what I'm doing matches your requirements, and of course if my delivered work needs fine-tuning I'll be happy to do so.
Unless otherwise agreed, a writing job includes two revisions. A "revision" consists of all corrections to typographical, grammar or syntax errors, as well as minor changes to style, tone and content. Requests to add substantial new content, or to change the format or structure of the piece, are not revisions and may incur additional charges.
I don't expect to get any money for work that I haven't done yet. I do not require advance payments (with one exception) and I won't ask to be paid for work that you don't find acceptable. However anything I write belongs exclusively to me until I transfer the rights to it; distribution rights are only transferred when I receive the agreed fee in full, and until then I retain full copyright to the work. Upwork automatically place a six-day security hold on payments to freelancers, unfortunately, and I retain copyright to the work until the funds are freed from this (i.e. six days after you release them from escrow). However during this period I grant you permission to use the work for your own purposes, although you may not transfer copyright to anyone else. As soon as the security hold is lifted the work becomes your exclusive property. If for any reason funds are not released to me at the end of the security hold full and exclusive copyright reverts to me and you must stop using the work until the payment issue is resolved to my satisfaction.
My rates start at $4 per 100 words plus Upwork fee, so if you're offering less than that I won't be able to accept your invitation. I am also no longer accepting hourly-paid jobs.
The exception with advance payments is for sample articles. Sorry, but I've had too many people ask me to write a "sample" article then disappear without paying. I am happy to give you examples of my previous work, but if you do ask for a sample written on a topic you provide I require full payment in advance at a rate of $5 per 100 words. Please don't ask me to do any work for free; it's a violation of the Upwork terms of service, and I will report it.
Repeat business is very welcome, but I do ask that you discuss any new jobs with me before hiring. If you create a new job and hire me without prior discussion there will be a surcharge of $500 plus Upwork fees per job. I may also, entirely at my own discretion, adjust the delivery date to suit my existing commitments.
In accordance with Upwork's Terms & Conditions I do ask that you place my fee in escrow before I begin writing. I will not work on projects or milestones that have not been funded. Please note that while Upwork states it is at your discretion whether to release the entire escrowed fee or a lesser sum, until the agreed fee has been released in full I retain full and unconditional rights to the work and you may not make any use of it whatsoever. If you genuinely feel that you should pay a lesser sum please contact me to explain why and we can negotiate a solution. Upwork's escrow system makes it possible for you to release a partial payment to me, then close the contract and get the remaining escrow balance refunded to you. If you exercise this option the partial payment will be forfeit, and I will retain full and exclusive rights to the work. Thank you for your understanding.