What AI Has To Teach Us About Freelance Writing

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic lately, with many people wondering whether AI could take their jobs or change the way they do them. While we can’t tell you definitively that AI won’t affect your job, we can tell you how it will affect freelance writing. 

Here are some ways AI is going to make your life easier:

AI Won’t Eliminate Humans From Writing (But It Can Help)

While it’s possible that AI could replace human writers in the future, it won’t be anytime soon.

The simple fact is that this technology is still nascent and not yet advanced enough to replicate even the most basic writing tasks. The reality is that AI can do a lot of things better than humans can like research and editing but it also has its limitations. 

For example, some people have found that by using word choice suggestions from an app like Hemingway or Grammarly, they actually produce worse content than before! This illustrates just how important human intuition and creativity are in producing quality content; these skills cannot be replicated any time soon by machines alone.

Freelance Writers Need To Learn Fast

The second lesson freelance writers can learn from AI is that they need to be ready to adapt and learn fast. In a world where AI is changing the way we work, you can’t afford to get stuck in old habits or ways of thinking.

Freelance writers may think they have more time than others because they don’t have a boss breathing down their necks every day, but in reality, you will be constantly facing new challenges when it comes to making money online as a freelancer. 

And if you want to succeed, then you will need adaptable skills and an open mind when dealing with clients and customers.

When it comes down to it, freelance writers are in a very similar position as anyone else who works for themselves in this day and age: we all have our own unique set of skills that enable us to do what we love doing while also making money doing so – but just like anyone else who works independently today (or wants too), there’s always room for improvement!

Automation Can Help Writers, Not Replace Them

AI can be a valuable tool for freelance writers, but it is not intended to replace them. Rather, AI should be used as an additional resource.

By using tools like Grammarly, you can focus on higher-value tasks and improve your writing quality. You can also save time by having AI automate some of your work channels like social media or email management while you are busy with more important projects. 

In this way, freelance writers can make more money without sacrificing the quality of their work or their own well-being.

Freelance Writers Can Automate Low-Skill Tasks

There are two kinds of tasks that AI can perform for you. High-skill tasks are those that require advanced knowledge and strategy, such as writing an article about next year’s elections or planning a marketing campaign for your company. 

Low-skill tasks are the ones that require minimal thought, like filling in the blanks on a form or formatting an Excel spreadsheet.

The benefits of automating low-skill tasks include:

  • You save time not having to think about them at all
  • You have more time to spend on high-level projects
  • You won’t be frustrated when you’re interrupted by low-level projects because they’ll always get done

Automation Will Impact Freelance Writers

In the future, we may not even be aware of what automation is or how it works. We may just think that our writing tools are magic and leave it at that. But you can bet your bottom dollar (or Bitcoin) that it will change the way we work. It might even change how we think, live, and learn. 

After all, technology has already made a big impact on generations raised in this digital age and as much as AI has been around for decades now, there’s still so much more to discover about its potential uses and applications!

If we’re lucky enough to be working with AI in a creative capacity right now (or if you’re looking into doing so), let’s explore some ways that this new wave of technology could affect our jobs…

The Best Writing Tools Won’t Be Free

One of the most common questions I get is, “What’s the best tool for writing?” And the answer is: It depends.

The best tool for you will be one that meets your needs and has features you can use, but it might not be free. If you’re looking to write a few thousand words per month, there are plenty of great options that won’t cost you anything at all. 

But if you want to write over 10,000 words per month or have more complex requirements like managing multiple writers or tracking projects across teams (or both), then free tools may not cut it for you anymore.

In addition to being more expensive than their free counterparts, paid tools often come with better customer service and documentation as well as more reliable uptime and support when things go wrong all important things in freelance writing!

Tools Are Made For Humans, Not The Other Way Around

The way it is with most tools: You can use them to help you do your work, or you can use them to replace you and your team entirely. Tools are an extension of us, whether we’re talking about a pen or a laptop computer, or an AI platform that can write things on its own power.

As writers, we should keep in mind that machines were built by humans and they’re meant to make our lives easier. 

The best kinds of AI platforms will never be able to do everything humans can do (in some cases because they don’t have the knowledge base necessary) 

But they should be able to give us all kinds of assistance so that we can focus more time on creative tasks than menial ones like grammar checking and formatting and still produce high-quality content quickly enough that publishers keep coming back for more every day.

Humans Don’t Just Wield AI – They Build It, Too

As you can see, AI is still a work in progress. Yes, it’s amazing stuff but it’s also still a very new technology that has a long way to go before it reaches its full potential. That means humans are needed to build and develop AI too; we’re not just using it as tools (which we’ll get to in a minute).

But if you’re thinking about getting into freelance writing because you think freelancing will be easy now with all this automation going on, know that writing is still very much an art form: You still need creativity and critical thinking skills!

Some Tools Will Let You “Write Like John Grisham”

If you like to write, but don’t want to spend years in school learning how to do it, there are tools out there that can plug into your brain and help you write like John Grisham or Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter series. 

There are also tools available that will let you write like Ernest Hemingway (the author of The Old Man and the Sea) and William Shakespeare (who wrote Hamlet).

Google Translate Isn’t Perfect Yet, But It’s Getting There Fast

While Google Translate might not be perfect, it’s getting better. The translation app is improving on the whole and it is doing so in some very specific ways that are important for freelance writers.

For example, Google Translate can translate entire sentences without losing meaning or sounding unnatural. That’s an important development for freelancers who need to write about complex topics in their native languages. 

In fact, since 2017 (and until now), Google has gotten better at translating languages into English than vice versa meaning that if you’re working with a source text from another language and want to ensure accuracy, the best option would be to first translate it into English and then back again into your native tongue.

AI Is Everywhere, But It Needs More Data To Improve

Here’s the thing about AI: it can do some amazing things, but it’s still a work in progress. It has to be trained on real-world data, which means we have to teach our machines how to interpret what they’re seeing. 

That takes time and effort on our end but it also means that as long as humans are involved in the process of training AIs, there will always be room for improvement.

There will never be a point where all AI needs is massive amounts of raw data and no human guidance; instead, both humans and machines can complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses so that together they become more effective than either could be alone.

AI’s Always Need Human Guidance At First

When you’re working with an AI tool, it’s important to remember that the computer itself is not a replacement for human creativity. It’s not a replacement for judgment, and it’s not a replacement for guidance.

AIs are tools no more, no less and like any tool in your writing arsenal, they require some type of human direction at first. In fact, when you’re working with an AI-powered tool such as Grammarly or Hemingway Editor (as I am now).

you’ll find that they need constant instruction on what kind of edits they should make in order to produce the type of content you need from them.

AI And Humans Have Their Own Strengths And Weaknesses

AI and humans have their own strengths and weaknesses. AI is good at automating tasks, but humans are better at using judgment. AI can’t think outside the box or write creative content in a human voice or in a conversational tone (though the latter is becoming more of an exception). So what does this mean for freelance writing?

In short: It means that both types of writers have some things to learn from each other. 

As robot-assisted technology progresses, it will become increasingly necessary for human writers to master technical skills like SEO, keyword research, and keyword density analysis skills that machines excel at if they want to compete with AI-generated content. 

And on the flip side, as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, we’re going to need creative humans who can think outside the box when creating new technologies such as chatbots and I don’t know about you, but I want all my future technology written by people who know how to say hello before asking questions.”

Bots Are Becoming So Human That They Might Make You Cry

A new study from Stanford University shows that AI can be used to help with the emotional aspects of writing, such as understanding tone and intent. 

These skills are often difficult for humans to master, but they’re essential in creating compelling content especially when you’re freelancing or working on a deadline (or both). 

The difference is that machines don’t get tired or distracted, so they can provide consistent quality at all times. This opens up a wide range of possibilities for how you might use AI as a freelance writer:

  • You could use bots to create your own personal assistant who could guide you through each step of the writing process while adding value with insights based on machine learning algorithms.
  • You could use bots to write entire pieces without any human intervention at all when needed. In this case, the bot would be programmed with pre-existing data about specific topics or subjects that it already knows well enough not only to understand their context but also to generate original ideas based on them such as which metaphors would best convey those concepts in unique ways.”

Artificial Intelligence Requires Artificial Creativity

AI needs to be able to create new things, make decisions and learn from mistakes. It also needs to solve problems effectively and work with humans. How does it do that? Natural language processing (NLP).

The ability of AI to read is an important aspect of its creation. NLP allows machines like Alexa or Siri to understand your commands in order to perform tasks such as setting a timer or finding information on Google Maps.

Creating new content through NLP is another way by which AI can show its creative side: By analyzing large amounts of data, some AIs have been able to create their own short stories and poems, and even photos! This shows how much power artificial intelligence has when it comes down to communicating with people in different ways.

A New Kind Of Writer Is Emerging

AI is already being used to write articles, and there are many other ways that AI can help freelance writers with their workload, workflow, productivity, and efficiency. Technology has come a long way in recent years, but we’re still in the early days when it comes to knowing how these changes will impact our lives.

Don’t Believe The Hype About “Human-Free” Writing Bots Just Yet

You may have heard about AI-generated content, but don’t worry: it’s not here to replace you just yet. While we’re still in the early stages of AI, the technology is still far from being able to replace human writers.

While some companies are using AI to generate passages for specific genres (like news stories), others are focusing on producing high-quality writing that mimics human speech patterns and syntax. But even then, there are significant barriers between where we are now and having machines that can write as effectively as humans do. 

For one thing, computers aren’t able to understand language in its full context; they still need plenty of help from humans who know their subject matter well enough to tell them what information is important and how best to present it when writing on behalf of a client or brand.

While some people fear this will lead to fewer jobs being available for writers and perhaps even lower pay it’s more likely that automation will simply shift some tasks away from freelancers while leaving others untouched entirely (such as editing). 

However, this plays out over time and remains uncertain; only time will tell if you’ll be replaced by an AI writer bot or not!


In many ways, AI is still a mystery to us. However, we can still use it to help us become better writers by learning from its strengths and weaknesses. For example, one of the things that AI does well is finding information online and then synthesizing it in a way that humans can understand.