This is a guest post by freelance writer Kimberly Crossland.
You’ve heard it before. Hiring a freelancer can be an inexpensive way to get some much-needed short-term help in finishing up your book. But how do you know you can trust a freelancer to get the job done well?
Millions of freelancers have set up shop around the world. In the past, many authors worried about working with freelancers. They feared that without the investment in their book project, or the same passion behind their story, they risked getting low quality results.
As more people have discovered their passion and devoted their full-time career to freelancing, more authors have realized the real potential behind this force field.
A recent report by Quartz showed that 40% of the workforce is, or will soon become, freelancers. The clear shift toward contract workers cannot be ignored.
Upon examination of the benefits of this tremendous asset, it’s clear to see why authors benefit from having freelancers on board for their project. Authors who employ freelancers to get their book off the ground often see a boost in their sales. Here’s why:
Get an outside perspective on your book
You’ve poured hours into your book, and now you’re married to the storyline, the way the chapters play out, and every detail. You’re so close in fact, that it’s a struggle to see where you could improve or what’s missing to make your book a hit.
Working with a freelance editor can help simplify the process of finalizing your book. With an editors touch, your book will come to life giving each of your readers a positive experience with what you have to share. Instead of filling your book with jargon and technical speak that’s difficult to understand, an editor can fine tune your messaging to make it tug at the heartstrings of your readers.
Let an expert work their craft to create something memorable
For some authors, knowing where to start is the biggest challenge. You have an outline, and you’ve started your story, but you don’t know how to get your ideas on paper in a way that’s exciting and meaningful.
Freelance ghostwriters know how to harness your voice to help you put the finishing touches on a book that people will love to read. By putting their skill behind your name, and your book, you put a stronger message on paper, and deliver a book that will make a lasting impression on the public.
More flexibility in the project
One of the best parts of working with a freelance editor, writer, or designer on your book is the flexibility you can have with your project. When you hire a freelancer to help out, you do not have any long-term commitments you must fulfill. That means there’s less risk for you, the author.
Freelancers enjoy the additional flexibility too. When the freelancer can work in their own space, where they feel most creative, you get a higher quality product.
Hiring a freelancer to put the finishing touches on your book can be incredibly rewarding. Breathe new life into your story with the help from someone with a fresh, sophisticated perspective.
Have you ever worked with a freelancer on a project? What was your experience?