Chapter 2 - Assignment Process

How Does the Article Process Work? (Article Status)

Each assignment goes through a process which is indicated as the Article Status in the CMS.

1. Writing

The assignment is currently assigned to a writer who has accepted the assignment.

2. Copywriter Complete

The writer has submitted the assignment and it is in a scan for plagiarism.

3. Plagiarism Check

A plagiarism scan will label the article either:

Google Clean – The assignment is free from plagiarism and ready for editorial review.

Possible Duplicate – The assignment needs to be checked for possible duplication. *This does not mean that the article has been plagiarized. Writers will be notified via email in any cases of possible plagiarism. Writers should not contact editors or project managers if their article is flagged for possible duplication. Writers will be notified if there is an issue.

An edit will be requested anytime the writer doesn’t follow assignment directions and/or it will take the editor more than the suggested editing time to correct the writer’s mistake. (Suggested editing time is roughly 3 minutes/100 words.)

When an edit request is submitted, the article will return to Writing status.

4. Editor Approved

The assignment has been approved by an editor. It is now awaiting client approval.

5. Client Approved

The client has approved the assignment, and the assignment is complete. Work is generally client approved within approximately 30 days; however, exceptions do occur.

Please note that assignments are not complete until the article status is Client Approved. Writers and editors must monitor the article until it is complete as edit requests (by the editor or client) may be submitted.

Client Approval

As previously stated, the client has approved the assignment, and the assignment is complete. Work is generally client approved within approximately 30 days; however, exceptions do occur. Thirty days is not a timeframe that is set in stone. Do not expect all work to be client approved within 30 days.

Work from the same campaign may be client approved and placed into different invoices. You may also have invoices with nothing in them. These situations are completely normal. Your work wasn’t overlooked or intentionally skipped. This is simply how the system can work sometimes.

It can be difficult for CopyPress to know when work will be client approved. Please don’t be upset if we’re unable to give you the exact timeframe to expect approval. Each client and each campaign is different, with many potential factors that go into client approval.

Do not email the editors or project managers regarding client approval. Please also remember to never contact the client or third-party regarding CopyPress assignments. Per our Contractor Agreement, writers and editors are bound by a covenant not to disclose information about their work with CopyPress.

We understand and appreciate how hard our creatives work to turn in quality work on time for CopyPress. Please trust that CopyPress does everything possible to get work client approved as quickly as possible.

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