Here’s a freelance writing opportunity for academic writers. Prospect Solution is a UK company that currently has over 3,000 freelance writers and has been around for six years. They do accept English speaking writers from all over the world, so this is truly an international writing opportunity.
Prospect Solution’s Pay Scale
Their pays scale ranges from £17 – £1,000 per 500 words. In US dollars that’s approximately $26 to $1,500. The rates vary depending on your level of education and your grade point.
For example, a college level applicant with a moderate grade point could earn between £17 and £35 per 500 words. According to their site, the average fee is £85-£175 ($130 to $270).
A similar candidate with a Masters degree with stellar grades can earn £50 to £125 per 500 words for an average fee of £250 to £625 ($390 to $1,010).
The Freelance Writing Application Process
Needless to say they have a rather stringent application process. In addition to taking a mini online grammar/spelling test, you must provide a resume and write a 150 word sample. If you make it through the preliminaries, you will be asked to provide a copy of your school transcripts, a valid ID and previous work history.
They try to respond to all applications within 7 working days.
Type of Writing
If you’re into writing fluff pieces, don’t bother to apply. Prospect Solution is an academic research and support service company. They pay for high quality work from highly qualified academic research writers.
Although I don’t know Thomas Stanhope personally, I found Prospect Solutions by visiting his blog. He currently writes for them and gives them a positive review.
This sounds like a high-quality writing gig. If you do apply and get accepted, I’d appreciate it if you would come back and share your writing experience.