101 Ways to Pick the Best Writer
You get what you pay for, most of the time. Recently, I heard that Amazon.com paid a company in Washington $11,000 for some copy with a not-so-quick turnaround. The problem: it needed massive editing, so they had to farm it out to another writer.
You should really read what you writer produces before signing on the dotted line — and beware of big names in big cities who produce inflated results.