The average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer in United Kingdom is £17.50.
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£3 - £40
£7,010 - £81,429
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Job Description for Freelance Writer
Freelance writers work for a variety of clients to produce editorial, advertising, marketing, and other written materials. As independent contractors, freelancers typically work from a home office, but they may also work from libraries, coffee shops, or other spaces. Because their clients vary, freelance writers work for a variety of supervisors, most often for editors. They typically work alone, but may occasionally coordinate with photographers, art or graphic designers, and fellow writers, am…Read more
Freelance Writer Tasks
- Conceptualize novels, books, stories, brochures, manuals, or television shows and create pitches or letters to market them.
- Promote and distribute written documents.
- Write books, websites, manuals, brochures or scripts, conducting research and working with editors.
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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writer
An early career Freelance Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £19.65 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Freelance Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32.50 based on 6 salaries.
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