overview of Projected Costs

  

Project Writing/Editing Rates

  • Press releases: $200 to $500
  • Resumes:      $100 to $500
  • Newsletters:      $200 to $1,000
  • Scripts:      $1,000 to $20,000+
  • Advertising/copywriting      mail pieces: $300 to $3,000+ (graphics extra)
  • Advertising/copywriting      sales letter: $150 to $2,000 (graphics extra)
  • Articles      (news, or with significant research, web-based): $15 to $50 per page
  • Articles      (magazines): $100 to $5,000+
  • Articles      (content/keyword): $5 to $50
  • Articles      (newspapers): $100 to $1,200
  • Books      (ghostwriting): $25 to $80 per page, $5,000 to $20,000+
  • Book reviews: $2      to $100
  • Book      summaries: $250 to $500 per book
  • Brochures      (no graphics work): $300 to $2,500
  • Business      plans: $500 to $5,000+
  • Grant      writing: $200 to $5,000+
  • Editorial      management (magazine/per issue): $500 to $5,000

Hourly Writing / Editing  Rates

  • Advertising      copywriting: $45-$100/hr
  • Copyediting:      $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      and grants: $40-$80/hr
  • Tech      editing: $30-$90/hr
  • Technical      writing: $40-$100/hr
  • Web      content :$10-$90/hr
  • White      papers: $100-$200/hr

Writing / Editing Rates by the Page

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

Upcharges and Down Payments

  • Upcharge      for rush: +10 percent to +25 percent
  • Upcharge      for keyword stuffing: +10 percent
  • Down      payment: 10 percent for companies and publishers, 25 percent for      individuals/authors