What do I charge? And what should you?

I charge $30 an hour for rush work, $25 an hour for everyday jobs, and $20 an hour for ongoing work. My speciality is non-fiction research and writing for the web, although I also do light editing and polishing.

My rates are significantly under what the two leading writers’ associations suggest but I do not hold this out as a selling point for my services. You can take a look here (external link) at what the Editorial Freelancers Association suggests as editorial rates.

How long does it take to write an article or a blog post? The Editorial Freelancers Association say that one to three pages an hour is a good guideline and that a standard manuscript page is 250 words. In my experience, 500 words an hour is a workable goal.


About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer specializing in outdoor subjects, particularly rocks, gems and minerals.
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