CopyPress Freelancer FAQs

What type of work is available from CopyPress?

All CopyPress freelance job openings are posted on the CopyPress Job Board.

How do I submit my content?

All copy content is submitted through our Content Management System. Once accepted, you will receive a username and password to the CMS.

All digital media content is submitted via email and DropBox.

Can I choose the topics for the content creation?

Our Project Managers assign work to creatives based upon their specialties and experience level. If we have assignments that match your background, you will be notified and given the opportunity to accept or reject the assignment.

How do I receive assignments?

Our Project Managers distribute assignments to our team of creatives. If an assignment is available that matches your experience and availability, they will assign it to you. You will receive notifications when a new assignment has been assigned.

Who will see my work once it is submitted?

Once an assignment is submitted, an editor and project manager will review it. Once the editing process is complete, it will be sent to the client for their approval. Once the client approves the work, they will publish it wherever they deem fit.

Does CopyPress own my work?

Yes. All submissions become the property of CopyPress.

Can I submit work to CopyPress that I’ve submitted elsewhere?

No. CopyPress requires all creatives to submit wholly original content that has not been published or distributed elsewhere.

Can I publish my work elsewhere once I’ve submitted them to CopyPress?

No. Content that you submit to CopyPress may not be republished or redistributed.

How much will my work be edited?

With copy content, we adhere to specific editorial standards which must be completely met prior to accepting an article and sending it to the client for publication. Typically, the editorial process will take about 3 business days. During this process, our editor will edit articles for spelling, grammar, accuracy, structure, flow, etc. At times this process may require the writer to fulfilling edit requests and other times where the articles will be approved as is or changed by the editor.

With digital media content, we adhere to standards that match both our and our client’s preferences. Work may be altered slightly or considerably in order to match both of those standards.

I am under 18. Can I work with CopyPress?

No. CopyPress only hires contractors that are 18 years of age or older.

I am not a U.S. Citizen. Can I work with CopyPress?

Yes. CopyPress hires creatives outside of the United States for clients who also reside outside of the United States. All creatives who are not U.S. Citizens must be authorized to work in the United States.

Creatives that are not U.S. citizens are not required to fill out a W9 or any other tax information. PayPal is the only payment method available for writers that are not U.S. citizens.

Currently CopyPress has clients in the United States, Canada, Australia, and England, therefore we are only hiring creatives in those countries.

I am a U.S. Citizen, but I do not live in the United States. Can I work with CopyPress?

Yes. CopyPress hires U.S. citizens who live outside of the United States. All writers who reside outside of the United States must be authorized to work in the United States and submit a W9.

How often will I get paid?

CopyPress offers two monthly payments, on the 1st and 15th of each month. If the 1st or 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, CopyPress schedules payment for the prior business day.

What forms of payment are offered?

CopyPress offers paper check and PayPal payments. Only paper check is available for U.S. citizens.

Does submitting an assignment mean I’ll automatically be paid for that article?

You will be paid for all client approved work.

How does CopyPress handle taxes?

You will be responsible for taxes on the income you receive from CopyPress. We require all creatives to submit an electronic W-9 form before being eligible for assignments. We will distribute 1099 forms to creatives earning at least $600 in a calendar year. Further questions regarding your taxes should be discussed with your tax consultant.

Will I receive tax documents from CopyPress at the end of the year?

Yes. If you have earned at least $600 in a calendar year we will send you the 1099 form to the name and address you have listed on your W9 form.

What HR forms are required to work with CopyPress?

Contractor agreement, W9 Form, and Direct Deposit or Paypal form.

Why does CopyPress require a W9 form?

CopyPress requires W9 forms to comply with the IRS standards. If we pay you at least $600 in a calendar year we will need to file a 1099 form with the IRS.

What does CopyPress do with the personal information provided on the W9 Form?

CopyPress stores your personal information electronically with confidential accounts. We will only share your personal information with the IRS in the event we will need to file a 1099 form for you.

Can I provide my business information on my W9 rather than my personal information?

Yes. You can submit your business information on your W9 form. However, the information you provide must provide the legal business information (name, address, etc) that corresponds to your business’s EIN.

I still have questions…who do I contact?

Please feel free to contact with any further questions regarding paid assignments from CopyPress.