pricing and payment
Everyone is different; every project is different. So, why should I charge every single one of you the same price for a different job? I don’t think I should.
When stating rates, I prefer to look at each project on an individual basis. After all, we each think differently, we each write differently, we each read differently. Many people even write differently on different days. And, some of you paid attention in school; others—well, some just thought they had better things to do!
So, I offer four different pricing options. (And, remember, initial estimates and consultations are free—always! and, non-binding, too!).
By the project
Our most popular pricing plans are project based plans. The project can be a blog post, a marketing brochure, a screenplay, an entire manuscript, or just one piece of a larger project—you define the project to fit your needs, timelines, and budget. All I need to get us started is a sample; a few days later, you’ll get back a guaranteed maximum estimate, a proposed deadline that applies to that project, and a free sample edit for your review and consideration. Oh, and you get to keep the sample, whether or not we end up working together!
By the hour
If you have a quick, well-defined job and need an immediate turnaround or if you are just beginning to discover the world of researching and writing, hiring me at an hourly rate might be the best way for you to get started. Hourly rates are competitive and dependent on the type of work you need done: ghostwriting, researching, manual indexing, or preparing for self-publishing to name a few . . .
Buy the “Monopoly Plan”
If you need a higher level of attention than the “usual” client or a deeper level of commitment, you can hire me while you need me—to be your own personal editor and not share my mind with anyone else! If you need a ghostwriter, a co-author, or a project editor or if you have in-depth research needs or you are rushing to finish the current phase of a project, buying me and monopolizing my attention could be the plan for you.
Some projects—such as managing a publication project; compiling personal, family, or business histories; preparing manuscripts for self-publication or electronic publication (e-publication); manual indexing; application of instructional design attributes; starting a blog—require more than your own dreams and dedication. If you find your project and yourself mired in confusion, indecision, or “the technical unknown” but you don’want to turn over the reins, hire me as a consultant to guide you back to the path of comfortable familiarity or to provide direct, hands-on assistance.
Think about which pricing option might work best for you, then get in touch. If none of these options seems totally appropriate, let’s discuss a tailor-made solution. After all, we’re here to work for you!
At the-freelance-editor, we work with you—the author, the originator,
the content writer—and your team, to help you say what you want to say to the audience you want to reach.
So, get in touch—you won’t know how we can help you and your team until you do!
If you still have questions or concerns after exploring our site or if you’re ready to see how we can work together to reach your goals, contact us—whenever you’re ready.
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As a professional freelance
editor (which means my services
are for hire by any person or
organization that needs them),
my goal, and the goal of my team,
is to collaborate with
you—the author, the originator,
the content writer—to reach your
(1) to say what you want to say
to the audience you want to reach
(2) to have your readers
concentrate on your message,
not your mistakes.
So, get in touch—you won’t
know how we can help you and
your team until you do!