Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring Writers

Hiring a full-time legal writer costs between $18 and $27. Additionally, you have to pay for the employee’s payroll taxes and benefits. Hiring a freelance legal writer often costs less in the long run because you pay per word. An experienced legal writer will typically charge about 10 to 15 cents per word, depending on the topic.

You can find a reliable legal writer by joining a content-provider platform. Most platforms vet their legal writers by reviewing their published articles and tracking their performance. When you join a writer’s community, you can browse profiles to read client reviews, author biographies, writing samples, and other information that will help you choose the right person for your job.

Most people look for legal writers who can make complex topics easy to understand. Legal writing often uses vocabulary that the average person never encounters. Content writers can turn complicated laws into clear writing that anyone can understand. Also, look for a writer with a proven history of meeting deadlines and following project guidelines.

You don’t have to hire a legal writer who works as a lawyer. In fact, many lawyers hire legal writers to create content for their social media profiles, websites, blogs, and newsletters. Lawyers don’t have time to serve their clients and blog posts. It makes more sense to hire someone with excellent research and writing skills.

Hiring a legal writer can benefit your business in several ways. If you manage a law firm, excellent content can bring more traffic to your website. As more people visit your site, your firm should get more clients. If you have a business that makes money from advertising, you can increase your ad revenues by hiring a legal writer with SEO experience. As your page rankings improve, you will make more money from the ads on your site.

Find Your Perfect Legal Writers

Search top legal writers to write high-quality content for the legal industry. As a Scripted member you will be able to reach out to them directly, negotiate price, and start short or long-term assignments with ease.

Pam Sornson
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Pam Sornson writes about technology, the law, parenting, and the environment, among many other subjects. Her legal background supports her comprehensive analytical skills and her compassion for humanity helps her to connect with clients on every level.
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Rachel Roderick
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Rachel Roderick has worked in the field of Human Resources for 20 years. She has a Master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations, and she is an education advocate and literacy coach for students of all ages. Rachel writes on a wide variety of topics, and she is devoted to creating high-quality content for clients in every industry.
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Brian Nielsen
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I specialize in creating research-driven and analytical documentation.
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Cathy Lovering
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Catherine Lovering is a freelance writer with bylines on Healthline, Interest.com, IvyExec.com, and Paste. Her areas of expertise include health, consumer information, personal finance, legal marketing, small business, individual and corporate taxation, insurance, Canadian tax law, Canadian consumer finance, digital marketing, content marketing, fitness, and public policy. She holds an LLB (JD) from the University of Victoria.
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Lee Barbour
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Lee Barbour is a seasoned content writer with a Master's degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She writes across a variety of industries, including travel, technology, digital marketing, healthcare, business, and real estate. She has collaborated on award-winning campaigns for both startups and Fortune 500 companies, and her work has led her to jobs in Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Cyprus, Japan and New York City. She has over 15 years of experience in client communication and wordsmithing.
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Stasia Decker-Ahmed
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Stasia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She spent 15 years working in the public school system before becoming a freelance writer, novelist, and blogger. Her middle grade novel "The Weirder the Better" was released in July 2011 by Black Heron Press. She has since self-published several eBooks and paperbacks. She has completed over a 1,000 articles in a wide range of subjects. Stasia has specific writing experience in the fields of education, health, fitness, technology, and law.
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Ashley Arcel
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I am an agency-trained SEO copywriter, Content Strategist, and Social Media Expert. A two-time Hubspot-certified expert, I specialize in helping brands create white papers, e-books, web pages, blogs, and social media content. My biggest strengths as a writer are speed, flexibility, and strong research skills. Contact me for high-level copywriting on any topic and for any industry.
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Elizabeth Boyd
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I love words. I love the power of them and how they teach, communicate, empathize, motivate, invite, excite, inspire, and help us accomplish great things. Allow me to do all of this for you and your message through the power of content.
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Mabh Savage
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Mabh is an experienced professional copywriter and copyeditor with clients all around the world. As well as being a published author and regular columnist for various magazines, she writes SEO-focused copy for websites, blogs, and e-zines across a variety of industries. Her primary focus is health and nutrition, with expertise in fitness, supplements, complementary therapies, and a range of medical conditions. She's also up to date with digital transformation, data management, and data analytics, helping a number of thriving companies in this area engage their customers and clients with easy to read yet informative content. See Mabh's industries list for a full range of areas she has had success in, and her "Recent Writing Samples" for an idea of the quality you'll get when you hire Mabh.
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Zach Richter
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Zach is a well-established content writer and digital marketing professional. From small businesses to large enterprise companies, Zach can effectively craft words that resonate with the right audience. And when it comes to deadlines and responsiveness, he always ensures to get orders done quickly and respond to clients at lightning-speed. Given that Zach has worked a variety of positions in the marketing field and has been a professional freelance writer for the past two years, he has what it takes to propel your content to the next level.
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The Importance of Hiring Legal Writers

Content about legal topics must establish authority and educate readers. The information must be accurate, and the tone approachable. In law, words and phrases hold precise meanings; in materials about law intended for the public, you must write about those terms using plain language.

Legal writing requires a balance between advanced knowledge of the law and ability to explain the law to people with little legal knowledge. That's where a legal writer excels.

Why Hire a Legal Writer?

Writing a brief or articulating arguments in a complaint are tasks for which attorneys are trained. Writing the copy for a law firm's website, drafting brochures that explain legal issues to prospective clients, crafting social media messages...those are tasks perhaps better suited for an experienced, professional freelance legal writer.

Legal writers understand legal processes and terms, but more importantly they know how to write for different audiences. Your legal writing is designed to prove points and convince judges of the merits of your arguments under the law; a legal writer aims to persuade readers more subtly and educate them about elements of law.

For well-researched, tailored content that speaks to your readers while keeping within the various compliance requirements related to legal writing, hire a legal writer. For consistent, well-written content that does not depend on you finding the time to draft, hire a legal writer.

Benefits of Hiring a Freelance Legal Writer

Freelance legal writers can benefit your practice or legal services company in multiple ways. Writers well-versed in legal topics can craft high-quality content that adds a degree of professionalism to your website, increases readers' trust in your website as well as your services, and gives value to your clients. Search engine optimization (SEO) can increase the traffic to your website, and well-written content can improve your conversion rate, inviting readers to become clients.

Hiring a freelance legal writer might be the right choice for your law firm from a business perspective as well. Using a freelance writer allows for on-demand content creation with minimal commitment, allowing you to receive quality writing without the added expense, time, and hassle of finding, vetting, hiring, and managing an in-house employee.

Freelance writers allow you to scale your content quantity as needed. When you suddenly require a dozen blog posts, you can find freelance writers to provide a rapid turnaround. When you have no legal writing work to complete, then you need not find tasks to fill an in-house writer's workday.

How to Find Legal Writers on Scripted

With Scripted, you can find an experienced legal writer with ease. Scripted connects you to professionals with legal writing skills who are available to begin work on your content order immediately. These professional copywriters have already been vetted through Scripted, so you can choose one or more for your writing project with confidence.

Just enter the details about your project in a job request on the platform, then choose your preferred legal writer from the proposals submitted in response. Whether you need a hundred Facebook posts or just one, find the right legal writer to write them here on Scripted.

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