(Closed) Any Freelancers in the house? I need some advice!~

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi coffeekitty.

I do some freelance proofreading/copy editing on the side as well (mostly for academic publications). I charge based on the type of material I’m editing and how heavy handed I need to be. I use the EFA rates as my guide: http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php

Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was paid per word with the jobs I did. $0.20/per word.

Post # 6
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Congrats on your freelance gig! I try to stay flexible with my rates depending on the client– I have worked for start-ups, non-profits, and big corporations, and I keep that in mind when talking about the fee.

I also keep in mind my level of expertise with the given subject area–I specialize in education and parenting and have worked in those fields for seven years, so I generally charge more for those clients than newer areas.

Also, when I’m going through a dry spell, I may take a job for less $ than usual.

All that said, my base rate is between $50-70 hr.

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