On the Mark Writing

Freelance Writing and Virtual Assistant Services

Specializing in the parenting and education markets

FAQs - Frequently asked questions about hiring a freelance writer through On the Mark Writing

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What are your rates?

  • I provide quotes on a per project basis, because each assignment has different requirements. This way you’ll receive the most cost effective price.
  • I calculate a cost for each project based on factors like: number of words, research required, SEO (search engine optimization), image locating, interviewing sources, formatting and editing, etc.
  • I offer free quotes for all projects, and I’m happy to discuss the reasons behind all quotes that I provide.
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Do I need to sign a contract?

  • Yes. Having a contract benefits both freelancers and clients.
  • You’ll know exactly what to expect, and I’ll know exactly what to provide.
  • You’ll know how much you’ll be charged and fully understand the terms of our working agreement.
  • If you or your company already has a contract for hiring freelancers, I’m happy discuss your terms and conditions. 
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Is a deposit required?

  • Yes, a 50% deposit is required for all projects.
  • This demonstrates that both parties are professional and committed to the work.
  • The balance is due upon acceptance of the finished project.
  • I accept E-transfer or PayPal as methods of payment.
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What if i have edits for the final project?

  • Editing is a critical part of the writing process, so I provide one free round of edits.
  • If there are additional substantial edits requested beyond a first round or edits or due to a project changing course, changes are charged, as listed in my contract.
  • If your needs change or the scope of work changes after we’ve signed a contract, get in touch with and we’ll make amendments accordingly.
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Will you be subcontracting your work?

  • At this time, I’m a one-person business, and I handle all my work personally.
  • I’m careful to take on only what I can handle so that I can meet all my clients’ deadlines and produce top-quality products.
  • If a project required more resources, I will speak with you about outsourcing writers and my plans for quality control of the work.
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What about plagiarism, copyright and AI?

  • Regarding AI, I let my clients chose. If you’d like me to use AI to provide content faster, I’m happy to do so.
  • I can edit and fact check AI material for you.
  • If you’d like me to  write only original material, then I’ll provide you with 100% original content.
  • As a client, you’ll own the full rights to the writing and or editing you purchase. You may publish it, change it, or resell it as you see fit. I may ask to feature the work that I do for you in my portfolio and business marketing.