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.

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Curtis Fease
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After writing as a hobby during high school, Curtis transitioned to journalism and professional copywriting. He earned a degree in psychology and another in criminal justice from Augusta University in 2010. He went on to gain an MPA degree and graduate certificate in disaster management. These degrees were research-intensive, and he participated in several out-of-state conferences where he presented original research. This experience helped to craft impeccable investigative and analytical skills. Since that point, he's written everything from legal articles to eBay purchasing guides.
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Alexandra Carter Bower
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I am an experienced journalist who has transitioned from nearly a decade in TV news to creating content, including blog posts, press releases, and other communication materials for a wide range of clients. I have experience writing blogs, articles, and press releases for several industries, including, but not limited to, health and wellness, beauty, law, and politics.
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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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