Why hire a freelance technical writer?
In the vast majority of the companies, the software engineers spend a considerable amount of time in documentation. It inhibits them 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 users can discern it easily. When it comes to professional services, there are different sets of documents like UAT, architecture documents, customer requirement document, design document, SOPs that need to be delivered to the customer on time. In some cases, the content may be available but located in different sources that need to be formatted and edited. This is where freelance writers play an active role by doing the documentation and letting the engineers focus on the development.
Companies sometimes hire technical writers as permanent employees and later retrench them when things go awry. This affects the company reputation. If things are planned properly, most of the companies’ documentation can be handled by a freelance writer. As long as the company can meet the following conditions, the documentation can be done offsite.
- An SME who can spend 30 mins daily via skype
- The product/application accessible from the writer’s laptop,
- A demo of the product/application
- Access to the design documents/test plans/test cases.
Where to look for a freelance writer
This is the best site to look for a writer. We have a pool of professional technical writers, copywriters, editors, and designers dedicated to 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. In the case of copywriting, the rates can be charged on the basis of the number of words. For example, a 500-word article will cost from 25 to 75 SGD.
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