I'm building a curated online travel company with a branded lifestyle element, focused specifically on "off-the-beaten-path" accommodations (think Jetsetter but for small-scale, authentic, rural lodging providers), and are amassing volumes of content from our partner properties, much of which doesn't match a "consistent" voice.
Our team is slammed with other activities, and I'm hesitant to task somebody with copy-editing, which is likely a full-time role. Any recommendations of reliable and ideally-affordable freelance platforms stocked with high-quality writers / editors
(have found elance / thumbtack, etc to be more effort than its worth)?
Also, given our curated focus (quality over quantity), our admin portal makes the task of sharing content (pictures, 'video postcards', and short copy descriptions) optional, and we pledge to 'fill in the gaps' of missing with a network of 'field correspondents' or paid content creators (writers, photographers, videographers). Our properties, all of which are high-quality accommodations appealing to the 'experiential traveler', have offered a free night to stay when capacity exists for anybody willing to produce high-quality content, and we'd be willing to pay for travel expenses and a per-property stipend.
Thus, for purposes of content creation rather than content editing, I'd be extremely grateful for any suggestions for crowdsourcing content creators, whether via an online freelance platform or other solutions! A huge thank you.