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5 Ways to Get The Best Out of Your Writer

When seeking a content provider, particularly for the first time, it may be difficult to articulate exactly what it is that you want. Luckily, writers don’t expect their instructions to be in prose form. Indeed, turning a list into a flowing piece of text is their job, not yours, so by offering bullet points you can be sure that your instructions can be easily understood and more efficiently actioned. Not only that, but by using this format you can check that every detail has been covered before sending the order.

When outsourcing content provision, whether you are looking for a one-off piece or considering ordering a series of articles, a little forethought can make all the difference. In order that your needs are met swiftly and effectively, here are five easy ways to get the best possible result from any writer:

Give plenty of detail

Although independent research is often a part of the writing process, a writer needs to be fully informed of any relevant client specifics in order to be able to complete the text. Be it an article, a blog post or evergreen marketing content for a brand new website, every order can be written with the ultimate destination, target audience and requested keywords in mind. By letting your writer know exactly what you want included, where you want to put it and who you want it to appeal to, you will be ensuring that the order can be met more efficiently and effectively.

Use bullet points

When seeking a content provider, particularly for the first time, it may be difficult to articulate exactly what it is that you want. Luckily, writers don’t expect their instructions to be in prose form. Indeed, turning a list into a flowing piece of text is their job, not yours, so by offering bullet points you can be sure that your instructions can be easily understood and more efficiently actioned. Not only that, but by using this format you can check that every detail has been covered before sending the order.

Give an example

If it is the first time you have outsourced work or you have a specific aim in mind, offer an online example of the style that you would like the author to emulate; if you are sourcing content for an existing website or like the tone of a specific piece, provide a link as part of your instructions. A writer will be more quickly able to grasp your needs if they can physically see exactly what it is you expect as an outcome.

Get in touch

Before setting the parameters of an order, it might sometimes be useful to get a writer’s input. Indeed, professional writers can offer more than a simple word count – they can offer guidance on appropriate article length, keyword repetition and deadline possibilities for any specific job. An author profile will allow you to search for someone with experience in the relevant field, put you in touch and let you benefit from the consultative process, promising a more collaborative result.

Give feedback

Textbroker has a simple system that allows clients to give feedback. As well as a pre-set grading facility, there is also the option to give a more detailed opinion. Authors will routinely check this in order to make sure that a client is happy with their work – and they routinely use this in order to improve their services. By filling in the feedback form, you will be ensuring that any future orders are met with your comments in mind.


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