Why hire a freelance technical writer?
In the vast majority of IT companies, software engineers spend a considerable amount of time in creating documentation such as user manual, operations manual, or administrative guide. When it comes to professional services team, they create different sets of documents like UAT, architecture document, customer requirement document, design document, and SOPs.
Due to spending a large amount of time in creating customer-facing documentation, It inhibits the engineers from spending quality time doing coding. While the writing is certainly not a pleasant experience for engineers, inadvertently it gets reflected in the documentation and readers can discern it easily. This is where freelance writers play an active role by doing the documentation and letting the engineers focus on the development. If planned properly, most of the product/project documentation can be handled by a freelance writer. As long as the company can meet certain commitments, the documentation can be done offsite.
- An SME who can spare some time to interact with the writer
- The application be accessible from the writer’s laptop
- A demo of the application by an SME
- Access to the design documents, functional specification, etc.
Where to look for a freelance writer
This is the best site to look for a writer. We have a pool of technical writers, copywriters, editors, and designers dedicated for your projects. There are other sites such as LinkedIn or Facebook, where you can find freelance writers. The greatest benefit of having a freelance writer is you save cost compared to hiring a permanent or a contract writer.
Writing is an art as well as science. Most companies hire a novice writer to save cost. If a writer has poor communication skills or imperfect grammar, it leaves a bad information experience. We will assign quality writers, with relevant degrees and experience for your project.
What are the freelancing rates
The rates vary depending on the effort and duration of the work. A typical one-month technical writing project will cost from 3000 to 5000 SGD. On an hourly basis, it cost 25 SGD per hour. A copywriting project costs 50 SGD for a 500-words article.
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