Rates

No two projects are the same, so prices vary. Most of my jobs run between $50 and $250. If you have a specific project in mind, contact me for a free quote.

My rates are comparable to the prices that other professional writers charge. Check out this compendium from the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Freelance Writing Rates by Project

  • Advertising/Copywriting Mail Pieces (no graphics): $300 to $3,000+
  • Advertising/Copywriting Sales Letter: $150 to $2,000
  • Articles (news, or with significant research, web-based): $15 to $50 per page
  • Articles (magazines): $150 to $5,000+
  • Articles (content/keyword): $15 to $50
  • Articles (newspapers): $75 to $1,000
  • Books (ghostwriting): $25 to $80 per page, $5,000 to $20,000+
  • Brochures (no graphics work): $300 to $2,500
  • Business Plans: $500 to $5,000+
  • Editorial Management (magazine/per issue): $500 to $5,000
  • Grant Writing: $200 to $5,000+
  • Newsletters: $200 to $1,000
  • Resumes: $200 to $500
  • Scripts: $1,000 to $20,000+

Freelance Writing Rates by the Hour

  • Advertising Copywriting: $45-$100/hr
  • Copy Editing: $30-$70/hr
  • Developmental Editing: $50-$80/hr
  • Editorial on Call: $20-$150/hr
  • Fact Checking: $15-$50/hr
  • Ghostwriting: $40-$100/hr
  • Indexing: $30-$70/hr
  • Line Editing: $40-$70/hr
  • Proofreading: $25-$60/hr
  • Proposals Grants: $40-$80/hr
  • Tech Editing: $30-$90/hr
  • Technical Writing: $40-$100/hr
  • Web Content :$10-$90/hr
  • White Papers: $100-$200/hr

Freelance Writing Rates by the Page

  • E-books: $10-$35 per page
  • Indexing: $3 to $6 per page
  • Lesson Plans: $10-$20 per page

Freelance Writing Upcharges and Down Payments

  • Upcharge for rush: +10 percent to +25 percent
  • Down payment: 10 percent for publishers, 50 percent for individuals