How do writer deadlines work in the Talent Network?

Curious about writer deadlines? Here’s how they work.

Deadline requirements when working with first time writers

Marketplace assignments created by new writers take at least seven business days to complete. This allows time for you to be connected with a writer of your choosing and time for the writer to complete the assignment. We also recommend allowing time for revision requests, for your first few marketplace assignments. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Two business days to match you with writers (giving writers time to apply)
  • Two days for you to select an applicant
  • Three days for the writer to complete and submit an assignment
  • (Optional) About 2 business days per revision request

Deadline requirements when re-hiring a writer

Once you have hired a ClearVoice freelancer for an assignment from a list of applicants, you can hire them again directly, as many times as you would like. Also, when you hire a freelancer directly, you can set your own deadline. The seven day requirement does not apply for direct assignments.


Are there deadlines on revision requests? There are no set deadlines on revision requests. We recommend giving the writer at least two business days, but you can request a due date in your messages to the writer.

What do I do if a Freelancer is late to turn in their assignment? Learn what to do about late assignments.

Are there late penalties?  If you receive an assignment late and the writer is not responding to messages, contact your customer success manager or email us at We will ensure the appropriate action is taken.

I am not satisfied with what the writer turned in, what do I do? How to dispute an assignment 

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