Finding a dedicated freelance writer who can cater to your requirements in the best possible way can be a pain in the ass. Every day we used to get many requests where clients asked for freelance content writers who could be entrusted with the task of writing efficiently.
Thus, I have updated the list of Top Freelance Writers from India based on people’s recommendation. I got more than 70 recommendations and choosing the best of the lot was indeed a tedious task. I have personally checked their portfolio, client testimonials before jotting down my Top 10 List of Freelance Writers.
I think that this list of Top 10 Freelance Writers can help you with content creation, content marketing, and content strategy work. I have covered all kind of writers who can handle various niches ranging from technology to health and fitness. This is not a promotional or sponsored post, I haven’t charge anything from anyone. I am also not an affiliate to any people mention here on the list.
Top 10 Freelance Writers
1. Mukti Masih
Mukti Masih has been writing content for more than 14 years now, starting her stint with The Times of India. Her three years of experience as a journalist taught her how to balance facts with the right blend of emotions to strike a chord with readers/customers.
She has in her kitty market leaders such as Vinfotech (leading fantasy sports app development company); Akshaya Patra (NGO that’s running world’s largest mid-day meal scheme); LetsShave (India’s Most Promising Brand award winner); InstaCar(Central India’s first funded start-up and fastest growing intercity cab startup) and The Crowd Sourcing Week Magazine (Singapore and New York-based magazine on crowdsourcing economy); Sayaji Group of Hotels among others.
Her strength is original content with the right blend of personal touch and a selling strategy. Since she is an avid traveler, she gets to write engaging startup stories for YourStory and travel stories for various publications.
She has so far written 200+ video scripts, 100+ websites, over 10,000 blog posts, and around 4,000 social media posts. She is also the co-founder of a leading video production house AVM Pictures.
Why Is She One Of The Best?
Mukti is a complete content strategist who treats every piece of writing as her own personal blog. She inevitably brings out a human angle that resonates with the customers in her content. She knows that more than 1/3rd of consumer decisions are based on emotions, not facts.
Her stories, articles, and blogs are credible because they are well-researched, aptly source-credited and full of interesting analogies.
She would invariably bring in a Batman movie reference in a startup story or a Breaking Bad reference in a big data article. This makes her content most relatable to her readers.
Pushpendra Agrawal – [Founder & CEO- MSG91] Those who know Mukti well would agree that she is a friend, philosopher, and guide, in a true sense. What I appreciate most about her work is her ability to cut through the predictable politics of a project, keep the team involved and deliver the expected results and more.
Supriyo Das Gupta [State Marketing Head MPCG Dainik Bhaskar Group]
Mukti did a number of writing assignments during my DNA days and she was a delight to work. She was sincere and honest and met all her deadlines. She also co-ordinated well with my team of sales guys and designers to produce rich content. She is a very dependable person and a great writer. What I found the most exciting about Mukti is her zeal to add values in areas where she did not expertise.
These prices are subject to the volume and type of work. Tentatively, Rs 1-3 per word; Rs 350 per hour; Rs 5k to 30 k per website.
How Can Clients Contact Her?For text content projects – email@example.com
For video content projects – http://www.avmpictures.com/
Follow Mukti Masih on LinkedIn
2. Priyanka Desai
She is one of the best known content marketers from India. A contributor at Forbes, Tech in Asia, SEMrush, e27, and Business.com. Her PR firm iScribblers works with innovative technologies and disruptive entrepreneurs to get their stories featured on top media outlets.
- Priyanka Desai on Forbes
- Tech in Asia: How I battle loneliness and anxiety every day as a solo founder
- Semrush: 5 Outdated Content Marketing Strategies You Should Discard Right Now
- Huffington Post: 5 Brilliant Strategies To Turn Your Customers Into Brand Advocates
- Priyanka Desai on YourStory.
- Priyanka Desai on Inc42
Client Recommendations –
We work with niche technologies.
- One of our clients is into contextual ads and we get them featured regularly on blogs such as ProBlogger and Jeff Bullas.
- Another one is into app localization. We’ve got their thought-leadership posts published on – Apptentive, Nimble, Business2Community, Entrepreneur, Tech in Asia, e27, AppLift, and CrazyEgg.
- We’ve got a blockchain founder of our portfolio covered on Entrepreneur, Startup Grind and Tech in Asia.
Commercials – Approx. $xxx per post, To get discount content her on LinkedIn
3. Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma
She studied Economics till Masters, but changed line and after studying Mass communication, and moved to journalism. After her stint with DNA, she became a full-time freelancer in 2010. A year later, she set up Cover To Cover Writing Service. She has worked with publishing houses, travel & hotel brands, individual authors, government agencies, start-ups, and brands.
A multi-tasker, she freelances as a content creator-cum-curator for travel and lifestyle brands, a manuscript editor and a travel writer, apart from being a blogger. Also been recognized and awarded for her digital contribution to United Nations Volunteer projects, she is currently working on the backend of her own start-up which will bring travel, stories, and children closer together. Her media presence has been compiled here.
Why you are best:
I have been writing for a living for a decade now and having been trained as a sub-editor, I am aware of nuances, expectations, and requirements from a writer. Content is what I do and understand very well. I do not juggle careers and all my time, attention and creativity are completely invested only in content creation and strategizing.
Client’s Recommendation :
The best thing to happen to me was meeting Samarpita. She has been the most patient editor and friend both. Keep up the great work! – Aakanksha Sadekar, Storified.me More reviews can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/pg/wordsbysam/reviews/?ref=page_internal
Prices: Rs 8/word onwards. Regarding editing, please refer to http://samarpita.in/service-offered/
4. Bhawna Aggarwal
I am an engineer, entrepreneur, and freelance writer.
I am doing freelance writing from last five years and that too for some big names like Thrillophilia, WittyFeed, Mettl, Auxesis Groups, Lalaji24x7, NRI Startup India, Startupp, Befikr.in, etc.
I have a team of 20+ writers who can write contents on different topics with extreme research and execution.
I personally write for Thrillophilia and WittyFeed because I have a different place in my heart for creative writing.
I am currently working on one of the white papers of Auxesis, India’s leading Enterprise Blockchain company.
I was offered with various Business Analyst jobs in the companies like Mckinsey and Byju’s, I left all of them just to work as a freelance writer.
(This is ghostwriting, I can give you the confirmation from the CEO of Mettl)
I will get that of Auxesis, Lalaji24x7, WittyFeed or Thrillophilia, whatever you say after the confirmation because there is no use in getting one if it won’t be published.
You can also find a recommendation on my Linkedin profile.
The prices usually depend on the work, but I normally quote 70p – 3Rs per word for normal blogs and Rs1-2 per word for technical blogs.
5. Arti Agrawal
Arti Agarwal is a Content marketing professional & writer.
She is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee and has worked as an independent professional in the fields of writing, photography, design & Content marketing for the last 7 yrs.
She was recently awarded the “Most Influential Content Marketing Professional” award by the World Marketing Congress.
Why they are one of the best – Arti Agarwal is not only well versed in the English language but knows how to study & explain any subject in depth.
She works as a content marketer, which means she knows how to write any content piece with the goals and target audience in mind.
You can see the Linkedin recommendations if that works.
The rates vary based on the topic and length of writing. An indicative figure would be 50$ for 500 words.
How client can contact
Reach her on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
6. Mathew J Maniyamkott
I started with a blog in 2011 on Blogspot pivoting it later to WordPress where I rambled about things that mattered to me.
Probably the best thing about me as a writer was I wouldn’t mind sharing my writing with random strangers and ask them for feedback.
The feedback was good and I got a few writing offers that way.
To create a portfolio, I started writing for free at Inc42.com, wrote a few articles for Trak.in as well.
By this time, I was charging a rupee per word for my clients.
I connected with an Editor of Indian Express and 6 months after asking if I could contribute to them, they gave me a ‘Yes’.
I had a column called Kickstart and Techtracker where I used to feature startups and technology respectively.
Then I started writing for Yourstory.com, The Hindu Business Line (On Campus) and recently signed a contract with Entrepreneur India as well.
I charge 3-5 rupees/word for Indian clients while I charge 15 cents/word for US clients.
What else am I working on?
- Creating a website where I interview Internet Entrepreneurs, it is to convince people that they can earn from the Internet too.
- Help startups with Content Marketing.
- Working on a fitness blog where I write the stories of people who have achieved their fitness goals.
I have interviewed and featured over 200+ entrepreneurs over the course of my writing career and this is something I love about my job.
7. Anuradha Tiwari
TEDx Speaker, Author, and Freelance Content Writer.
She helps companies around the world acquire more customers by providing tangible and impressive online results. Featured in Yourstory, India Today, Topyaps.
Nature of engagements: Web content, Articles, Blogs, Press Release, Social Media Promotions, and SEO.
Experience of working with more than 35 brands including Apollo hospital, Fabindia, Amity University, Max hospital, Narayana Health, Portea etc.
- http://www.apolloclinic.com/blog/lack-sleep-affect-body/ + Website content
- https://www.narayanahealth.org/specialities/clinical-nutrition-dietetics (All website content)
8. Protima Tiwary
It has been 4 years since she has been freelancing as a writer.
With around 6 years of experience in marketing, branding and communication solutions, project management and people management are her strong points.
After having tried her hand at event management and advertising with a publishing house in Mumbai, she opted for the agency life in Pune as a client partner.
Over 2 years she had worked with digital campaigns, right from planning to execution and analysis.
She has also worked on specialised social media campaigns for many leading hospitality and lifestyle brands in Pune.
She is a published author on publications like Tribune, India Today, Millionaire Asia, DLF Emporio, Just Urbane, Little Black Book Mumbai and Pune, Social Samosa, Punekar.In, Indibeat, Whatfix to name a few.
- 16 things to keep in mind while traveling to Europe – https://futuretravel.today/16-things-you-need-to-keep-in-mind-if-youre-travelling-to-europe-on-a-budget-6bee1bc819cb
- The dark side of food – http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/spectrum/the-dark-side-of-food/461175.html
- How to get Snapchat to work for you- https://www.socialsamosa.com/2016/05/get-snapchat-work/
- Burger, Pune- http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report-this-burger-joint-in-pune-will-leave-you-asking-for-more-1971771
She was recently on the panel for Women Writers Fest by SheThePeople – http://www.shethepeople.tv/women-writers-fest-pune-room-full-powerful-women-powerful-talks/
Price: Rs. 7 per word (avg)
She is also a fitness blogger, details of which are as follows: http://dumbbellsanddrama.com/
Medium – https://medium.com/@DumbbellsnDrama
9. Anshul Motwani
He is a founder of WittyPen; which is a content marketplace where we have curated writers across experience levels and industry domains.
We help businesses to create content at scale through our platform, which helps them order, track, collaborate and receive content.
Our customers don’t need to spend time in selecting micromanaging writers for their projects all of it is taken care by us, ensuring quality content.
Also, we have a team of Editors who check every single content for grammatical and plagiarism issues.
From a single dashboard, customers can track all the content to be created in a month and they can invite their team to validate and use the content.
We have 200+ writers, 10+ editors and worked with 100+ businesses till date including Coverfox, Explara, Acko, Boltt, Numberz and many more.
For customers: We assure quality content and consistency to scare creation as they grow.
For writers: We pay and we pay well.
We help writers understand and complete content as per the expectations of the customer and there is assured payment for all the work done and accepted.
Our rejection rate is less than 2.5% . the reason you should keep us on freelance content writers list.
Contact us through: Wittypen.com
10. Vagisha Arora
I have an experience of about 4 years in Freelance Writing.
My passion for writers is the main driving force which has helped me to explore myself in various niches.
What makes me stand out in the crowd among thousands of freelance writers is my commitment and dedication towards my writing.
I completed my MA in English from DU in the year 2017. I have been working with Accenture as a Content Analyst since then.
She has an experience of about 4 years in Freelance Writing.
Her passion for writers is the main driving force which has helped her to explore herself in various niches.
What makes her stand out in the crowd among thousands of freelance writers is her commitment and dedication towards her writing.
She has completed her MA in English from DU in the year 2017. She has been working with Accenture as a Content Analyst since then.
Why Is She One Of The Best?
She has completed over 200 Projects with Contentmart, which is one of the biggest freelancing platforms for Indian Writers.
Apart from that, she is also associated with some promising platforms like Kalaage which encourage budding young writers to express themselves.
Apart from that, she has also worked with websites like Writm, Campusghanta, etc.
She also got published in Times of India and Magazines like Bonobology which have helped her to realise her inner potential in a better way.
Writing liberates her in ways nothing else can and thus she is still learning with each passing day. If given an opportunity, she won’t disappoint you.
My prices depend on the requirements of the clients and the niches I am expected to write on.
It could vary between 70ppw to Rs 3 which is negotiable.
I can simply assure you quality work if I take up any project and deliver it within the stipulated deadline.
How Can Clients Contact Her?
Hence, in a nutshell, all we can say is that writing is an innate talent which only a few people possess. The art of being able to express oneself can only be nourished with time. These Top 10 Freelance Writers of India realised their potential at an early age and are trying to achieve their goals to date.
Selecting names for Top 10 Freelance Writers of India was indeed a challenge as we want to guide our clients in the right direction. We are sure you won’t be disappointed if you repose your trust on these budding writers. If you know someone who fits better in the list, comment, I will update the list.
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