29 September 2020

27 Best Freelance Content Writers For Hire In April 2020

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$85/hr

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JOB

SUCCESS(86 jobs)United States

Content Writing Article Writing Copywriting Travel Writing Photography Content Management Business Consulting eBook Writing Business Writing Business Plan

Overview

American Writer, Traveler & Diver. A Digital Nomad based in USA.
Writing about travel and scuba diving has a requirement not found in many other fields. That requirement is passion and I have that Passion for travel and scuba diving.

When I write content for you, you are insured that you are getting a subject matter expert. The material you receive with be well written, on time, up to date and written in a tone that your client, potential customers or website readers can relate to. You will become to be considered a reliable authority on the topics being covered. As an authority, your target audience will turn to you for further…

$50/hr

99%

JOB

SUCCESS(103 jobs)Bangladesh

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Business Writing Technical Writing Technical Analysis Financial Analysis Forex Trading Financial Writing

Overview

After earning my degree in International Business from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, I started my career as a Business Development Executive for an ISO 9001-2008 Certified Management Consulting firm, where my responsibilities included writing expression of interests (EOIs), as well as technical and financial proposals for multi-million dollar development projects.

Later, I worked as a prop trader and managed trading operations for large-scale foreign exchange strategy developers. Currently, I work as a trading consultant to several brokers and write about various tech and financial topics for a handful of publications….

$42/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(27 jobs)United Kingdom

Content Writing Blog Writing Copywriting Copyediting Blog Development Newsletter Writing Feature Writing News Writing Style Sports Writing Travel Writing

Overview

I’m an experienced, award-winning writer of many talents, whether it’s providing long-term blog content, one-off articles, social media or writing website/advertising copy.

I am also the author of four books, including one on fitness – part of a 5-million copy bestselling comedy series for a major British publisher (published in December 2019).

Over the past decade I have written regularly on an array of topics for both local and national media, including: Yahoo! Sport, Metro, the Sunday Times, and the South Wales Evening Post – not to mention dozens of other magazines and websites.

I can turn my hand to any subject, although specialise…

$60/hr

96%

JOB

SUCCESS(170 jobs)United Kingdom

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Copywriting Proofreading Writing Copyediting Press Release Writing Short Story Writing Editorial Writing

Overview

I am a native English writer, copy editor, proofreader and PR professional, with a talent for crafting engaging and interesting articles, blog posts, press releases and other written materials.

My attention to detail is excellent and my grammar and vocabulary are impeccable. I particularly enjoy jobs which require a high level of accuracy and focus, as well as jobs which allow me to use my writing skills to their full extent. As well as being a native English speaker I have a passable knowledge of French and Portuguese.

I am available for both one-off and ongoing writing jobs. I take pride in the quality and responsiveness of my…

$55/hr

97%

JOB

SUCCESS(61 jobs)United States

Content Writing Writing Graphic Design Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe InDesign Spreadsheets Microsoft Word

Overview

Hey there Upworkers!

My name is Laci and I am super passionate about anything that allows me to be creative! I first fell in love with graphic design when I was 15 years old. In Junior high I was a part of the student run yearbook staff and learned Adobe Pagemaker. In using that program, I learned about other design programs made by Adobe. A few years later I enrolled in elective courses for graphic and web design. In these courses, I learned the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and basic HTML. Beyond these courses, I have no formal education and have built upon my skills through experience, online tutorials and a desperate…

$55/hr

98%

JOB

SUCCESS(43 jobs)Portugal

Content Writing Copywriting Social Media Marketing Facebook Marketing Google Analytics Twitter Marketing Marketing Strategy Project Management Social Media Management

Overview

I’m a Digital Marketing Strategist, dedicated to helping brilliant, ambitious business owners to step up their game with the most effective digital marketing techniques.

Are you launching a new brand? Do you feel your business is missing the mark or hit a plateau?
Focus on what you do best, while I implement the tactics that contribute to a positive and sustainable impact on your results.

My services include:

– Paid Advertising (Google Ads)
– Social Advertising (Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Twitter Ads).
– Conversion Optimization
– Email Marketing with Klaviyo
– Social Media Management on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and…

$40/hr

United States

Content Writing Social Media Marketing Marketing Strategy Advertising Graphic Design Website Analytics Content Management Email Marketing Social Media Management

Overview

A versatile young marketing and public relations professional with experience in a variety of non-profit operations showing a high success rate in lead generation, social media growth, email marketing, initiative revival and strategic project management. Experienced in event coordination, donor development outreach and developing marketing campaigns.

Expertise lies in social media management, social media content curation, marketing strategy, blog writing and editing (SEO).

Google Analytics IQ certified, Google Tag Manager certified

$49/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(38 jobs)United States

Content Writing Creative Writing Copywriting Email Marketing Sales Marketing Strategy

Overview

DISCOUNTED RATES available to first ten clients only. Push the green “Invite to Job” or “Hire” button BEFORE MY PRICE GOES UP!

Looking for the perfect addition to your team–the one who’ll write words that SPARK your audience into buying or subscribing?

If you’ve been searching for a while, you might be:

X Tired. Getting your business to the phase where you can outsource projects was exciting at first, but now it’s plain exhausting. These are called “growing pains”. There are so many freelancers and options to choose from. How do you pick the right one?

X Overwhelmed. You want someone to help, but had no idea that hiring a person was…

$115/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(48 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Copywriting Editing Research

Overview

You have a business that you believe in, and you want to get people to notice.
Let me help you out with that.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST CLIENTS
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“Nathan does a great job of staying on task, providing great work and meeting deadlines. Will be working with him again.”

“Nathan was fantastic to work with! Great communication skills and a unique way with words. Would recommend to anyone looking for a copywriter.”
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You know that well-written content is the key to driving more website traffic.

But truly excellent content will do much more than simply give your customers something to glance over once they find you.

It will…

$45/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(21 jobs)Canada

Content Writing Article Writing Copywriting Sales Writing Email Marketing Online Writing Sales Pay Per Click Advertising Conversion Rate Optimization

Overview

I am a sales and writing professional who’s spent the better part of his career using words to sell. I use my own business as a laboratory and bring insights and proven strategies to clients. My favorite tools to drive sales are a solid SEO/content marketing strategy (PNC Learning is ranked Top 10 for my keywords), copywriting and email marketing.

Previously, I worked for Guusto in Sales & Business Development as employee #3 where I learnt outbound sales, email marketing and content marketing. Today, I focus on writing for clients, digital marketing (CRO, PPC, content & email) for my own business (courses.pnclearning.com) and work as a…

$106/hr

91%

JOB

SUCCESS(72 jobs)United States

Content Writing Editing Spanish Academic Writing Journalism Writing

Overview

Expert instructional design and educational technology consultant specializing in distance learning, remote teaching, online education and teaching with technology. Get in touch if you need consultation on:

– Zoom. WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate, and other digital tools
– Tech tools and strategies for online assessments
– Low-tech options for teaching online
– Connectivity for students in rural areas or other countries
– General tips on student engagement and support

In addition to instructional design consulting, I also have more than 12 years of experience in writing, editing, and professional research. I have been on Upwork…

$50/hr

90%

JOB

SUCCESS(1.1k jobs)India

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing Press Release Writing Technical Writing Business Writing Report Writing

Overview

Over the last fifteen years, I have been assisting businesses with their press release related requirements. I provide end-to-end support for managing press release campaigns.

With each of my press release writing project, I offer

* Complete satisfaction guarantee: I make revisions until the client is fully satisfied.

* Quick turnaround time : I deliver all my press releases within 24-36 hours.

* Approval guarantee: Regardless of the distribution service, I offer 100% approval
guarantee.

Apart from press releases, I also write high-quality articles, blog posts, and website content.

Please contact me for all your…

$60/hr

94%

JOB

SUCCESS(766 jobs)India

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing Copywriting SEO Writing Press Release Writing Landing Pages Sales Writing News Writing Style

Overview

A former Sr. Publishing Specialist at Reuters and a Team Lead responsible for a $40 million (annual) AdSense business at Google, I’m a content strategist with ​more than 14 years of experience creating top-notch press releases, web content, marketing collateral and more. Writing attention-grabbing, interesting, engaging and newsworthy content is my forte.

Having written over 12,000 press releases, I know exactly what it takes for any press release to be picked up and published via major distribution services. I also create personalized content roadmaps that enhance brand visibility and strengthen market position. A passionate health…

$37/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(170 jobs)United States

Content Writing Creative Writing Editing Proofreading Copyediting Editing & Proofreading Ghostwriting Book Writing Content Editing Book Editing

Overview

Top Rated Book Editor | English Language Tutor | 20 Years of Experience

Results!
Smooth, captivating, and engaging: stories your readers cannot forget…

Due to a healthy demand for my services, I take on hourly contracts through Upwork and cannot chat on the phone; instead, I provide editing services that please my clients. Go ahead — ask me about super deals for excellent service!

In editing for best-selling authors, award-winning publishers, and established Fortune 500 companies, my clients are from all over the world. You can also depend on me to take excellent care of your important words by bringing my knowledge into your…

$45/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(170 jobs)United Kingdom

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing Editing Proofreading Copyediting Travel Writing Journalism Writing

Overview

Great brands begin with fables that fascinate and a writer that doesn’t just put pen to paper but weaves whole luminous worlds through the art of storytelling. Content marketing needs a glorious strategy, a visual dreamer, an apt business hand, an industry specialist and someone who is dedicated to being intuitive and inspiring both on and off the page. As a lover of luxury writing and a marketer with years of experience in the travel niche, I can send readers spiraling down the sales funnel.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Imaginative Writing and have been presented with the Guardian prize for creative writing twice. My articles have been…

$40/hr

United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Social Media Marketing Customer Service Newsletter Writing Social Media Management Email Marketing Pinterest Marketing Facebook Marketing

Overview

Over the last eight years, I have built my social career on one simple principle; work smarter. I’m the person who looks for inefficient procedures, finds ways to streamline them, and consistently strives to boost the productivity of everyone around me. It’s how I’ve been able to bring in big league brands to the social forefront and smaller shops right at the same level. In my current role, I’ve successfully managed global content strategies, partnership relations, and directed creative asset concepts. Specifically, I’ve:

+ Increased engagements by 210% and drove over 500,000 clicks to website
+ Reduced negative sentiment by 47%…

$100/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(228 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Editing Proofreading Content Management System Article Rewriting Landing Pages Research

Overview

I began working as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. Clients appreciate my ability to learn quickly, as well as my attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines. I am certified in the areas of Social Media Marketing and Creative Writing.

I made my foray into the freelancing writing industry as a Pop Culture Examiner for Examiner.com back in 2009. I have since created and edited content for various industries, ranging from school profiles to job descriptions and retail audits. I have also designed web pages in Squarespace for local businesses and created content for startup websites’ splash pages. The majority of my projects…

$44/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(53 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing SEO Writing Ghostwriting AP Style Writing SEO Keyword Research

Overview

I am passionate about helping my clients meet their goals. Whether they are in need of a few blog posts to engage with their audience or a total content and SEO overhaul of their website, I am always more than happy to help.

I have been writing professionally since 2006 and editing since 2012. I’ve worked in SEO since 2014, and I have helped business owners in several industries meet their goals. I am especially experienced in working with home service companies, attorneys and chiropractors. I also have extensive experience writing about pet care, health and wellness, and several other subjects.

If you have a project that you think may…

$45/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(47 jobs)United States

Content Writing Copywriting Proofreading Copyediting Article Rewriting Press Release Writing Product Descriptions Marketing Strategy

Overview

I’m a freelance writer who cut advertising industry teeth watching Super Bowl commercials as a kid. A couple of decades into a creative, marketing, and PR writing career and still finding joy in the art. Strengths in writing promotional copy and press releases, proofreading, and pondering marketing possibilities in general.

Known for attention to detail and possess good organizational skills. Freelance opportunities have expanded into content writing, social media copy, rewriting, online research, and marketing and promotion consultation as well. Earned a BA degree in communications, specializing in advertising/creative writing and…

$50/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(273 jobs)United States

Content Writing Editing Proofreading Copyediting English Translation French English Teaching English

Overview

My facility with words derives from a love of literature and a background in French, teaching English, and editing. Throughout my academic and professional experiences, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of texts, from academic papers to blogs to web content to novels while respecting English grammar and mechanics within the context of various style guides, including AP, CMoS, APA, and MLA.

Though my heart lies in fiction, I’m equally at home with non-fiction; indeed, my particular interest areas include sociology, anthropology, psychology, women’s studies, feminist/queer theory, critical theory, critical race theory,…

$50/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(293 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Creative Writing Social Media Marketing Editing SEO Writing Content Management eLearning Project Management Publishing Fundamentals

Overview

*TOP RATED on Upwork*

There’s an old saying: “Find a job that you love to do, and you will never work a day in your life.” No truer words have ever been spoken. I have multiple degrees and have worked in education, social work, small business management and more. However, I have never been so happy and fulfilled as I have since I decided to pursue my passion for writing. I enjoy writing everything from marketing materials to children’s stories and have proven myself capable of writing pretty much anything given clear expectations.

A former teacher and a lover of all things to do with children, I am a hard-working mom of 2 with a…

$80/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(96 jobs)Canada

Content Writing B2B Marketing HubSpot Marketing Strategy Presentation Design Graphic Design Website Development Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint English

Overview

I honed my skills while employed as a corporate marketing manager for mid-sized companies, and as a consultant providing marketing and business advice since 2001.

I have tactical hands-on skills as well as management expertise, this means fewer people for you to deal with if I’m on your project—which will save you time.

My role involves many activities, including: working with you to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, project management, website development, content writing and collateral development, sourcing external service providers, training and support for in-house marketing personnel.

I understand the challenges…

$38/hr

98%

JOB

SUCCESS(247 jobs)China

Content Writing Creative Writing Translation English Chinese Translation Chinese English Business Writing Market Research Marketing Strategy Business Plan Data Mining Sourcing

Overview

Versatile, innovative translator/writer/marketer/ with 15 years of hands-on experience in translation, writing, marketing, finance, and data analysis. Expert on Chinese history, culture, literature, philosophy, and current affairs in China. Having read major classics on Chinese culture and history written in literary Chinese which takes many years’ effort, I’m probably the Upworker with the deepest insight into areas concerning Chinese culture and history.

Translation: Provide high-quality translation for 15 years based on my expertise in various areas including health, IT, finance, real estate, fashion, politics, literature, and…

$50/hr

97%

JOB

SUCCESS(95 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing Social Media Marketing Press Release Writing Public Relations Pinterest Marketing Business Writing Humor Writing

Overview

A public relations manager turned freelance writer, my background has set me up for success in a wide variety of projects. I have a knack for the written word and an unquenchable thirst for learning that I apply wholeheartedly to every project I tackle.

Whether it is a press release, news article, blog, or web copy you’re after, I will deliver unique content in a timely manner. My background in PR has sharpened my ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline driven environments. I enjoy the challenge.

I also have a passion for social media. I can help you develop a social media campaign to increase engagement and promote your brand. Once…

$80/hr

89%

JOB

SUCCESS(109 jobs)United States

Content Writing Blog Writing Copywriting Social Media Marketing Editing Copyediting eBook Writing Journalism Writing AP Style Writing English Proofreading

Overview

My resume of more than 1,400 hours of Upwork labor is a mosaic of projects that highlight my creativity and skill.

Specialties include personal finance, through which I’ve contributed guest posts to Glassdoor, H&R Block, CPA Practice Advisor, Homes.com and MyRegistry. I’ve also been quoted by U.S. News & World Report, Moneyish.com, Nasdaq.com and MSN Money.

My projects include copy for entire websites, translation work, a $7 million investment memorandum, landing pages, social media campaigns, magazine articles, SEO optimization, e-books and more than 500 articles for two different websites with Alexa rankings inside the top…

$40/hr

98%

JOB

SUCCESS(232 jobs)United Kingdom

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing Editing Proofreading Editorial Writing

Overview

I am a top-rated full-time copywriter and editor with a proven track record of over 10 years and a background in language studies.

I offer tailored content that will reach your target audience effectively. Over the past decade, I have worked with a wide range of businesses from the UK and US, creating engaging content that adapts to meet the client’s specific needs and voice.

Whether you need marketing material, product descriptions, reviews, blog posts that drive traffic, or SEO copy and web content, my inventive style, fast research skills, and consistency translate into high-quality content that will boost your business.

My former…

$44/hr

100%

JOB

SUCCESS(178 jobs)Philippines

Content Writing Blog Writing Article Writing Creative Writing SEO Writing Physical Fitness Nutrition Scientific Writing Research Medical

Overview

Scientific research, claim substantiation, supplements, nutrition, health, fitness, and medical topics are my specialty. I’ve expanded into the podcast show notes writing niche too.

I am Upwork’s fastest scientific and medical research writer. I can potentially submit a quality research paper in under 12 hours if it is realistically possible.

My specialty is producing premium quality research papers and articles in a short time. I don’t overcharge my clients nor am I the type of writer who forces you to pay when I’m having a mental block.

Basically, if you’re in a hurry then I’m also in a hurry. The fact that I’m fast means every…

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How to Hire a Content Writer

How to hire top content writers

If you ever tried writing your own content, you know it takes time—a lot of time. A single article takes 10-15 hours on average, depending on the article’s length and depth. And that doesn’t account for revisions or approvals you may need to chase down. The thing is, great content is a lynchpin for building and nurturing relationships with customers. From social media, ebooks to blog posts, the need for content never stops. But when you’re committed to producing content that delivers value, writing can become a full-time job, which doesn’t leave much time for your many other tasks.

From social media and ebooks to blog posts, it can be tough to keep up. That’s why many businesses contract professional content writers. But how do you hire a content writer? What follows is a crash course on how you can find top content writers on Upwork.

How to shortlist content writers

As you’re browsing available content writers, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. A specialist can write more content, faster, and with in-depth knowledge of your industry.
  • Portfolio. The best way to gauge the skill of a content writer is to read what they wrote. Personal blogs are a great starting place.
  • Feedback. Reviews can reveal any red flags such as missed deadlines. Glowing feedback can tip you off to a writer with an exceptional work ethic.

How to write an effective content writing job post

Before posting a job, consider these questions:

  • When do I need the project done? If you have a tight deadline, a more experienced writer may be able to turn a project around faster and with fewer edits needed.
  • Do I need a subject matter expert? Depending on a project’s goals and target audience, you may need a writer with more knowledge of a subject.
  • What’s my budget? Consider the project’s simplicity and quality needs. A tight budget doesn’t always mean hiring a less experienced writer. Sometimes, a newer writer may eat up a budget and staff time through multiple rounds of edits.
  • How critical is the project? Is the writing key to supporting a larger project? Is it a high-visibility piece? Consider paying for a higher-skilled writer.

Keep in mind that many people use the term “job description,” but a full job description is only needed for employees. When engaging a freelancer as an independent contractor, you typically just need a statement of work, job post, or any other document that describes the work to be done.

Your job post needs to clearly answer three questions:

  1. What do you need done?
  2. When do you need it?
  3. What are the start and end dates for your project?

Answering these questions with the pertinent details can not only help you attract more qualified talent, but you’ll also receive more accurate proposals.

Here’s how it may look:

Title: Scriptwriter for short “how-to” videos

Description:

Can you take complicated info and boil it down to key facts? Oh yeah, and make it interesting? We’re a SaaS company needing a scriptwriter to write 1-2 minute scripts for our “how-to” and feature videos. We have 10 videos to create in total. You’ll need to become familiar with our platform and work with our video team to fine-tune the script.

Deliverables:

  • Script for 10 videos
  • No longer than 2-minutes per video
  • Scripts can be delivered as they’re completed. All 10 scripts must be delivered by [month], [date], [year]

Requirements:

  • Experience working with a video production team a plus
  • Write with an easy-going voice
  • Please send 2-3 samples of short explainer script you’ve completed in the past
  • Include the word “glasses: in the first line of your cover letter

Did you notice the unusual item under requirements? Yes, asking to include the word “glasses” in the cover letter. Adding things like this is optional, but when you need someone detailed, it’s a good way to see if they’re observant and follow instructions well. It’s also a quick way to filter through a pile of proposals.

Ready to start fueling your marketing campaign with top-notch content? Log in and post your content writing job on Upwork today.

CONTENT WRITERS FAQ

What is content writing?

Content writing is the art of producing blog posts, product reviews, press releases, ad copy, and other marketing collateral. Content writers can make complex topics accessible to the layperson, or convince potential leads to follow through on a purchase.

There are many types of content writers. A few common ones include:

  • SEO: They incorporate internal links, targeted keywords, and keyword phrases into online copy so it reads naturally—this helps content and sites organically rank higher.
  • Generalist: They may be a smart choice for shorter or higher volume content to build brand awareness and make announcements.
  • Technical: Technical writers are skilled at making complex information easier to understand. They’re often used for manuals, whitepapers, and guides.
  • Social media: They may specialize in a specific social platform such as LinkedIn or Instagram, or be well-versed in several. They know how to write concise and catchy content, and often know when to post it to optimize engagement.
  • Journalistic: They may be for pieces that need a unique angle or subject matter expertise such as articles that will be pitched for media placement and customer stories.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in a freelance content writer:

  • Excellent writing and grammar
  • Adaptable writing voice that can match different styles/tones
  • Word processing tools such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs
  • Marketing skills (e.g., B2B, B2C, SEO)
  • Research

Top content writers know how to craft content that both engages the reader and performs well in search engines.

Why hire content writers?

If you want to find a top content writer, it helps to get specific about your needs. There’s a big difference between writing simple SEO blog posts and long form sales pages designed to convert. Do you need someone to write the targeted message templates that will go into your automated email campaign? Or are you looking for experience writing product reviews? The scope of work of your project will have a direct impact on the cost of your content writing project.

How much does it cost to hire a content writer?

On Upwork, the rates for top content writers can range from as low as $15 dollars an hour to as high as $80, though most fall in the $30-50 range. Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. An experienced content writer may command higher fees but also may work faster, have more specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher quality product that needs less editing on your end. That said, a freelancer who is still in the process of building a client base may price their writing more competitively. Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your content.

Timeline and Project Creep

As difficult as it is to estimate how long it takes to write a piece of content, budgeting time is very important to keeping your project on track. Be prepared to budget more time for more intense content demands. For example, less involved content will typically take less time than more heavily researched, long-format articles. On the other hand, a project like 500 short product descriptions might be easier to budget a bulk amount of time.

If your project has a short, non-negotiable deadline, know you may have to pay a premium to get the content you needed delivered on time, and without the potentially lower quality that comes with a rushed job. (Or, be prepared to hire more than one writer.)

Content writer vs. copywriter – what’s the difference?

The main difference between a content writer and copywriter is that copywriters integrate psychology and sales into their writing to drive conversions such as to sign up, download, or buy something. They often work on assets designed to convert including sales landing pages, ads, email campaigns, TV, and direct main projects.

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