Chapter 6 - CopyPress Policies

Writer Policies

Deadlines

All articles are due by writers at the specified time unless otherwise stated. Writer and editor due dates are listed in the assignment offer email, Style Guide, and on the Articles page in the CMS. If you ever find that due dates are inconsistent, please email the project manager immediately.

When you receive an assignment, check the deadline first. Do not accept an assignment if you have any reason to believe you won’t be able to meet the deadline. Writers and editors are required to meet their deadline.

If a contractor misses a deadline, the assignment will be reassigned, the contractor will not be paid for the assignment (even if the content is partially complete), and the contractor will not be offered future work.

Extension & Reassignment Policy

CopyPress project managers judge and grant extension requests on a case-by-case basis. This means you may or may not get an extension.

If you find that you cannot complete an assignment after you have accepted it, you must email the project manager and editor with a reassignment notification immediately.

The project manager will reassign the content, and you will not be paid for the assignment. One or more reassignment requests may result in the loss of writing privileges.

CopyPress Communication Tone Code

CopyPress writers, editors, and project managers must adhere to the CopyPress Communication Tone Code that calls for discourse that is:

  • Professional
  • Helpful
  • Positive
  • Friendly
  • Motivating
  • Elevating (intended to inspire improvement)

CopyPress Creatives who fail to adhere to that code may be removed from the working CopyPress team.

Writer/Editor Conflict

Writers should incorporate all feedback from editors into their content. In the event that a writer does not agree with the editor’s comments, they should continue to follow the editor’s instructions. Once the assignment is complete, the writer may submit a Writer/Editor complaint.

In the event that a writer will not follow an editor’s direction, the editor should immediately notify their project manager with a detailed account of the event.

Most disputes between a writer and editor will be handled once the assignment is complete and a formal complaint has been filed.

Writer/Editor Complaints

Any writer or editor who has a problem with their team during an assignment may write a formal complaint. The complaint should include a link to the assignment within the CMS, the name of all members of the assignment team, and a detailed explanation of the issue.

The complaint must be sent to community@copypress.com within one week of the assignment’s completion.

Consistent Article Submissions During Production

Writers should submit articles as they complete them. Writers should not wait until the deadline to submit all of the articles. This is to make certain that the editors are not overwhelmed or backed up with all last minute submissions.

Outsourcing Policy

Contractors are not to outsource their work. If contractors are caught outsourcing, they will face account termination.

Affiliate Link Policy

Contractors are not permitted to use affiliate links in their content. If contractors are caught using affiliate links, they will face account termination.

Right of Nonpayment

If a writer or editor does not submit their work by the given deadline, plagiarizes an article, does not respond to an edit request, and/or does not adhere to assignment guidelines, they may not receive payment for the assignment.