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How to hire a professional writer


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After a diligent search, you've found 5 well qualified writers who could help write your presentation. How do you decide which writer to hire?

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How to hire a professional writer

  1. 1. HOW TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WRITER Tips for Businesses James Carberry Carberry Communications
  2. 2. AFTER A DILIGENT SEARCH You’ve found 5 well qualified writers to help you write a presentation. Which writer should you hire?
  3. 3. AS A BUSINESSPERSON You evaluate THE RISK in any transaction
  4. 4. WHAT IS THE RISK IN HIRING A WRITER? CPAs, lawyers and other professionals must have a license to practice Not writers Anyone can say they’re a writer
  5. 5. SO Manage your risk Here’s how…
  6. 6. 1. REVIEW EACH WRITER’S web site social media pages portfolio of published works other writing
  7. 7. 2. INTERVIEW EACH WRITER Find out whether they 1. know your company 2. understand what you need 3. have the experience you require 4. have the skills you want
  8. 8. 3. GIVE A WRITING ASSIGNMENT Ask them to write a short report from information you provide Evaluate what they’ve written Pay them for their time
  9. 9. 4. CONTACT THEIR REFERENCES What work did the writer do for them? What is their evaluation of the writer? What do they consider the writer’s strengths? weaknesses? Other questions
  10. 10. OK. YOU’VE DONE YOUR EVALUATIONS and narrowed your candidates from 5 to 2 writers Which writer do you hire to help you write your presentation?
  11. 11. CONSIDER OTHER SKILLS Each writer is equally skilled in writing presentations Do they differ in their other skills?
  12. 12. LOOK FOR DIFFERENCES Consider such questions as how well do they understand your business? are they clear about what you expect? would you be comfortable working with them?
  13. 13. YOUR QUESTIONS may show that one writer has an edge in the skills you value most
  14. 14. OK. YOU’RE DONE You’ve finished your evaluation and selected a writer to help you write your presentation
  15. 15. YOU AND THE WRITER AGREE on terms including scope of work deliverable (presentation) deadlines payment terms other details
  16. 16. YOU’RE READY to work with your writer on your presentation
  17. 17. FOR MORE ON HIRING WRITERS GO TO the web site of Carberry Communications LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook: Google+:
  18. 18. CREDITS Slide 2: After a Diligent Search Pathdoc via Shutterstock business-woman-glasses-looking-on-312382469 Slide 3: As a Businessperson Rawpixel via Unsplash Https:// Slide 4: What is the Risk Imageneserik via Pixabay 795286/ Slide 5: Manage Your Risk TK 1980 via Shutterstock flat-thin-line-icon-set-751990831?src=QnQ- cAP37qBNgIroLYPx5g-1-9 Slide 6: Review Each Writer’s StartUpStockPhotos via Pixabay Slide 13: Your Questions Mohd Hasmi Hamidi via Shutterstock whiteboard-172359155?src=library