Join the community of top editorial talent

Join our global community of world-class editorial experts, get matched 1:1 with clients you'll love, and put your editorial superpowers to work—while we handle the rest. Experience a better way to freelance:

All the prose, none of the cons

Freelancing was broken. Endless unanswered pitches, cutthroat competition, and chasing leads that don't pan out. Agencies that overwork and underpay. Marketplaces that turn into a price race to the bottom. It's nearly impossible for high-caliber freelance editorial talent to succeed.

We believe freelancers deserve better. Chatty is the only platform built for top-quality editorial talent. We match you 1:1 with clients you'll love—no more competing against your fellow freelancers. You choose your clients, your rates, and how much work you want each week. And you'll get paid fast—no more chasing invoices. Experience a better way to freelance with Chatty.

"Oh, so THIS is what's it's like working with a total pro."
Sean Blanda
Director of Content, Crossbeam

Chatty is ideal for writers who want skilled editorial insights that go well beyond a basic review. The depth of feedback provided and questions asked have helped me be a better, more confident writer and to better understand what truly great writing looks like.

Kaleigh Moore, freelance writer

The independent editorial community you've always wanted

Expand your skills, grow your clientele, and elevate your freelancing. Connect with like-minded independent editors, writers, and creatives who are great at what they do, and push your creative limits—without giving up your independence.

What's in it for you?

High-impact work you actually care about
You choose your clients, project types, and rates. We'll match you 1:1 with brands and publishers from across the globe looking for exactly what you offer.
Client matches made in heaven
Build valuable relationships with other experts who share your skills, experiences, and values in our ever-growing, global network of vetted talent.
Show off your editorial talents
Customize your Chatty profile with your background, services, and portfolio, or publish your writing on the Chatty blog to boost your visibility—and your income.
Choose your workload
Take on one or two clients for a quick income boost—or use Chatty to build your entire freelance business. You're always in control of what, who, and when you work.
Get paid, fast
Stop chasing down invoices and start getting paid. We keep payment simple by securing your full rate from the client upfront and releasing funds as soon as your projects are finished.
Share in the Crew's success
On top of your freelance income, we share a portion of our profits with our crew of freelancers. The more you contribute, the more you earn.

Freelancing is better when done together

Chatty was born out of a desire to build a transparent, modern editorial marketplace that puts independents first. We value independence, creativity, and sustainability in every decision we make and every client we work with.

That's why we pay our Crew industry-leading rates (and align our growth with yours), seek out the best clients publishing content that matters, and give Crew members agency and a voice within the business.

Let's work together to put the free back in freelancing.

Still have questions? We've got answers

What are you looking for in a freelancer?
Professional editorial experience: You have a proven track record of working to create long-form editorial content, either in print or online. In-house, agency or freelance are all fine, and we don't mind how many years you've been in the business—but you must have some experience working in either content or journalism.

A range of expertise and interests: No matter whether you specialize software companies or soft-serve carts, you have a passion for your beat—and the knowledge to match.

Motivation to help: We're more than just a glorified spell-checker—our editors and writers act as both teammates and partners for our clients.

A willingness to adapt: You'll join us on the ground floor, helping shape our community culture, editorial processes, and growth potential as we aim for the top together.
What kind of work is available?
Chatty serves agencies, publishers, independent writers, and content teams, and publishers across a wide range of industries. Like you, each Chatty client is carefully vetted before we admit them to our marketplace, so you can be sure you're only working with the best of the best. The more you participate, the better we can match you with the kinds of clients you love to work with!
How hands-on will the work be?
You get to choose the level and depth of the projects you take on. Chatty makes it easy to offer both one-off  projects and monthly retainers for your favorite clients.
How much can I earn?
You get to set your own rates for each project and client. The more you participate, the more clients we can send your way!
Do you charge fees?
Chatty is free to sign up and start matching with clients. Once you accept a client project, we charge a small platform fee that helps us provide you with project leads, support, secure payment processing, and more.
How do you select freelancers?
We only take on a small number of applicants at a time to maintain our quality standards. Our curation team reviews new freelancer applications once a week to select those that merit inclusion in the Chatty Crew. While each decision is somewhat subjective (we are humans, after all), we analyze a list of criteria to determine the strength of applicants, including your past experience, the strength of your editorial portfolio, and the depth of feedback you share with writers. We also keep a watchful eye on the Crew to ensure we offer sufficient talent in each industry, vertical, and content style.
How do I get paired with clients?
Once you set up your profile, we'll match you 1:1 with clients based on your expertise, experience, and project types. We'll reach out when we have a match—you're always free to accept or reject any client matches. You can also share on your profile the kinds of projects you want to accept.
What if I'm not a full-time freelancer?
That's OK! Since you're in control of how much work you take on, Chatty's the perfect complement to your existing freelance client base—or an existing in-house content or editorial role. From once in a while to full-time, Chatty can be your main gig or just a way to fill in the gaps. You decide.
Are you hiring journalists, illustrators, or other freelancers?
Right now we're accepting applications from editors, managing editors, content strategists, and brand journalists.
Can I create my own freelancer profile?
Of course! Every member of the Chatty Crew gets a customized profile where you can demonstrate your skills, show off your best work, and share the kinds of projects you're willing to take on.
Do you have a standard freelancer contract?
Who's behind Chatty?
Chatty is run by Kieran Tie, a veteran editor and freelance writer.
How do I get started?
We're always on the lookout for experienced, professional editors and writers to join our fast-growing editorial team. Apply to be a part of the Chatty Crew today!

Ready to join the Crew?

Right now we're taking applications from freelance editors, managing editors, content strategists, and brand journalists. To get started, fill out an application for early access below and one of our team will be in touch within 1-2 days with next steps.

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