Nice thread that could turn into a great discussion as well!
Speaking about my own personal experience, I have been hired by freelance writers a few years ago when I had initially started off my freelance writing career, who had bulk work and wanted the work done within a short period of time- thus needed more working hands. Although the work was done and submitted in time, the association didn’t last long. This happened because they were not the direct clients, thus the payment was also divided and not the real amount you would get paid had you worked directly for the clients.
The treatment and other communication etc were all smooth for me, as I myself am careful about asking details before commencing work, and ensure the work is submitted earlier than asked for. I had also once outsourced a project to 2-3 freelance writers a few years back. Somehow for me the quality of the work was not what I was looking for, and landed up doing a lot of edits before submitting the work.
I guess if you know of freelance writers who provide good quality work, your association with them can be fruitful, otherwise it’s almost like a hit and trial session till you find good ones around.
Thanks for sharing :)