How much does a day of your time get me?
|Type||Time taken||Approx. cost|
|Blog post||1 day||£375|
|Case study||0.5 days||£200|
|Web page||0.5 days||£150|
How do you work out your prices?
This is what I take into account when I quote:
- Communication: how clear is the brief?
- Complexity: how difficult is the work?
- Duration: how long will the project take?
- Urgency: how soon must the work begin or end?
What are your lead times?
For a one-off article, I prefer 2 weeks’ notice but can often work to tighter timescales.
For longer pieces of work, a month’s notice is ideal.
I don’t work with more than 3 clients at once. If I’m fully booked when you contact me, I might have to ask for your patience before we can work together.
Do you offer flat fees?
Yes. I quote day rates as an indicator but most of my work is charged as a flat project fee.
For longer projects, my flat fees are often 10–15% lower than my equivalent day rates would be.
Do you offer hourly rates?
Yes but only for editing and proofreading. My prices work out at £55 per hour and I can usually edit 1750 words per hour.
Do you have a rate card I can download?
What are the average rates for hiring a copywriter?
The Professional Copywriters’ Network’s annual pay survey for 2018 revealed that the average day rate for copywriting is £342.
My day rate starts at £375.
That means I’m 9.6% more expensive than the average copywriter. Oh no!
Good news: I’m more than 9.6% better than the average copywriter. So it’s a good deal 🤓
Senior Consumer Editor
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes. I usually ask for 50% payment upfront and the remainder after 30 days.
This isn’t always practical for large jobs and can be unnecessary for small jobs. We can discuss this when I give you a quote for the work.
There’s more about payment terms here: Payment terms for technical writing.
How do you take payment?
I prefer online bank transfer for UK clients. If you’re not in the UK, I can give you my TransferWise payment details so you can make an international bank transfer.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. I can accept payments via PayPal, which allows you to pay by credit card.
Where can I learn more about technical writing prices?
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