Interpreting Managed Client Order Briefings
When you’re writing for a Managed Client, it means you won’t be directly communicating with the client. Instead, you’ll be communicating with editorial staff and Account Managers at Textbroker who act according to the wishes of the client.
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Managed Client orders make up a big part of the order pool at Textbroker. When you’re writing for a Managed Client, it means you won’t be directly communicating with the client. Instead, you’ll be communicating with editorial staff and Account Managers at Textbroker who act according to the wishes of the client. In many ways, writing MC orders is similar to writing any other order at Textbroker, and you’ll want to follow the same best practices in terms of punctuation, syntax and overall quality of writing. There are, however, a few key things you might want to know along the way.
How to Interpret Revision Requests
There are two types of revision requests that you can receive for orders from a Managed Client: a revision request from one of the editorial staff at Textbroker or a revision request that has been passed along from the client. Often, these revision requests are sent for orders that don’t adhere to specific order instructions.
Many orders for Managed Clients have long and detailed instructions. This is actually a benefit because it is much easier to know exactly what it takes to have your order accepted. A revision request might remind you of a key piece of the order instructions that you missed, so you should adjust your writing with that in mind. These revision requests also ensure that you write future orders for the Managed Client correctly and help you brush up on grammar skills.
When to Reach Out to Support
Managed Client orders require you to reach out to support at Textbroker rather than the client. If you have any concerns about the order instructions or even a revision request, reach out to the Account Manager for the project or the Author Services team. They are often able to get back to you very quickly so you can continue writing your order, meet the deadline and pick up your next order soon after.
The exception to this rule might be if you are under a tight deadline and have just a short time until the order expires. If you’re pushed for time, complete the order to the best of your abilities and submit it. Then, contact support and let them know what your concerns were.
What to Know About Order Acceptance and Payment
A big difference between Managed Client orders and traditional orders is the timeline for order acceptance. While standard Direct Orders are accepted within four days, orders from Managed Clients may not be. However, you might be surprised by how quickly Textbroker’s editorial staff can get through orders and accept them. You may also notice that Managed Client orders tend to be accepted in bulk. This is due to the client’s deadline. Although you might not have an order accepted for a few days, you’ll often see a big addition to your pay out all at once. Check the order briefing carefully for a date and time by which the order should be submitted. If included, this may give you an idea of how soon the order will be accepted.
HTML, Lists and Other Features
Along with instructions for the preferred style and tone, many Managed Client orders come with specific requirements for formatting. Once again, don’t be put off by these instructions. They simply ensure that you deliver orders the client is happy with.
Formatting guidelines may require using basic HTML like header tags, bulleted or ordered lists and hyperlinks. Fortunately, this is easier than ever to incorporate into your orders. Simple, convenient buttons in the Textbroker word processor add HTML to your writing, which means you don’t have to be a coding expert to deliver what clients request.
Occasionally, Managed Clients might have you use a template for an order or even an author mask, which streamlines the writing process and cuts down on revision requests for authors. You should thoroughly read the instructions to ensure you understand the order requirements and catch any tips or tools that may make writing easier for you.
Managed Client orders can be a great way to earn more income at Textbroker. Although some authors are nervous about taking them on, they are often straightforward and easy to understand. With clear, specific instructions, they become simpler to write as you go. The more articles you write for a Managed Client, the faster you’ll get.
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