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This price list was taken from Writer's Market 2017, which is the bible of professional writers. It provides a range of prices charged by writers across the industry. I fall somewhere between the middle and upper ranges on most projects.
You can always find cheaper writers on sites like Upwork and Writer Access, but most of these writers are what I call "mommy bloggers." They can work for 7 cents a word because writing isn't their sole source of income. It's sugar bowl money.
At 7 cents a word, I would have to produce 10 pages a day, seven days a week, to make $35,000 a year. That may sound reasonable, but in reality a page of well-thought out copy should take at least one hour of research and two hours of writing time. So I would need to work 30 hours a day.... wait, is that even possible?
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Your project is unique. I will develop a firm quote so you know exactly what to expect.
I provide a 15% discount to agencies and non-profits.
My hourly rate is $75, but I generally bill a flat fee not by the hour.
I work with clients who are hundreds and even thousands of miles away. I cannot collect unpaid invoices outside my local area. While most people are honorable, I cannot know in advance who is and isn't. I collect advance payment in full on most projects to safeguard my work and relieve me of the odious job of being a bill collector.
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I estimate projects and provide a firm quote. I will not exceed the quote even if I have underestimated the hours involved. If you change the project scope, I will provide a revised estimate.
I do not do face-to-face meetings because they are less productive and require a lot of time. Time is my stock in trade, so the more efficient I am, the leaner my prices. I meet via Skype, Zoom and other software.