A List of Freelance Writing Rates

30 May

I kind of feel like I’ve found the holy grail.

After finding another potential editing project, I was stuck again for quoting a price. Unlike the other editing job I’m still working on, which is more technical writing, this one was a children’s fiction book. The difference is that I do have children’s fiction editing experience (four months of it, but nonetheless). So instead of quoting a low price, I thought I should probably look at some more competitive rates.

And I found the holy grail of a rate list.

It gives a range of rates for all different types of freelance projects, from “just starting out” to “experienced/living in a high cost of living area.” It’s been incredibly useful to me the last few days. I’m not considering the quoted prices to be the ONLY prices I should quote–they are, after all, based on one woman’s six-year experience–but I’ve found them to be pretty accurate with current pricing trends so far.

The same author also wrote an article about how to create your freelance writing resume which I also found to be quite useful–especially as I was asked for my freelance resume for the first time yesterday and needed to create one in a pinch!

Have you found any useful rate lists or other freelance writing resources that you use? I’d love to see them!

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2 Responses to “A List of Freelance Writing Rates”

  1. silverlining09 May 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    wow… and how much am I just being paid as a freelance writer. 😦 When the project is outsourced the price goes down way, way below!

  2. laurabwilliamsdesigns June 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank you very much for that information. I sometimes struggle when quoting rates and I have decided that I need to create a “rate card” for myself and stick to it. My projects include both writing and graphic designs and at times it can be difficult to figure out what to charge.Again, thank you!

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