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 @MJBrenner  Thanks for the comment. When our writers submit their articles, each piece is run through a scorecard that enforces spelling, grammar and SEO guidelines -- there's no way a piece filled with keywords would make it through the filter. Our aim is not only to have freelancers who enjoy their writing assignments, but also to have people enjoy reading them.

2 years, 5 months ago on The Freelance Writer Shall Inherit the Earth

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 @yorgolee I would never put my support behind something I didn't believe in 100%. I chose to work at Skyword because they offer quality programs and pay rates that match up with the type of assignment; as a writer I couldn't in good conscience work somewhere that didn't have my best interest at heart. 

 

If you'd like to find out more about our writing programs, I invite you to join us at www.skyword.com/writers -- there you'll be able to see all our assignments and rates and decide for yourself whether it's worthwhile :). 

2 years, 5 months ago on The Freelance Writer Shall Inherit the Earth

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This is sort of the inverse of what people have posted about -- say you're the Uber user who's been warned in advance through the blog, Twitter account, and/or email that NYE rates will be higher. The average price multiplier is quoted at 1.5x, which sounds extremely reasonable split four ways, so you plan to take Uber instead of public transportation.

When the time comes to order your car because the club is starting to herd people outside and the notification reads "Surge pricing rates are 4.75x higher," you're in a lousy position: public transportation has closed down for the night and you've promised your friends a convenient ride home. You can stand in the cold waiting for the surge rate to go down or the cab lines to subside, or you can make a drunken estimation of what 4.75x means and have your jaw drop when you sober up the next day and realize you paid $242 to go nine miles. Hypothetically speaking ;).

Maybe next time it would be more useful to give a multiplier range (like "Surge pricing has historically averaged 1.75x but could reach upwards of 6x in your city, so plan accordingly") -- that way someone can have a backup option in place if the price winds up too high for their wallet.

2 years, 11 months ago on Surge Pricing Followup

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