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.