Rates

My rates vary considerably depending on the nature of the work, the time frame of the assignment, the degree of special expertise required, and other factors. In all cases, I can tailor my services to your needs and your budget. Payment plans and other arrangements are available for graduate students, small nonprofits, and clients with limited means.

The rates below are intended solely for reference. They are based on those recommended by the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Service Estimated Pace* Rate
Design
Book layout/publishing 6–10 pgs/hr $45–85/hr
Logos, letterheads, business cards 1–6 hrs $40–80/hr
Newsletter layout/publishing 1–4 pgs/hr $40–100/hr
Posters, postcards, brochures 2–12 hrs $40–80/hr
Web design $50–75/hr
Editing
Basic copyediting 5–10 ms pgs/hr $30–40/hr
Heavy copyediting 2–5 ms pgs/hr $40–50/hr
Proofreading 9–13 ms pgs/hr $30–35/hr
Substantive editing 1–6 ms pgs/hr $40–60/hr
Fact checking $40–50/hr
Permissions $40–50/hr
Research $40–75/hr
Transcription
Audio variable $2.50–$4/audio minute
Manuscript variable $30–40/hr
Writing
Ghostwriting 1–3 ms pgs/hr $50–60/hr
26¢–50¢/wd
Journalism 1–3 ms pgs/hr $40–50/hr
26¢–50¢/wd
Nonspecified/Other 1–3 ms pgs/hr $40–100/hr
20¢–$2/wd
Proposals/Sales/PR 1–3 ms pgs/hr $50–60/hr
30¢–95¢/wd
Technical/Trade 1–3 ms pgs/hr $50–60/hr
45¢–55¢/wd

* The industry standard for a manuscript page is 250 words.