Writing Rates and Project Procedures
As of August
***Now accepting Bitcoins***
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|Business Letters (one page)||From
|Business Letters (two page)||From
|Web site content||From
$120 per page|
on details of project|
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|Extensive/Rewriting||Based on details of project|
|Basic Editing||Based on details of project|
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|Writing3||$60 per hour|
|Editing4||$60 per hour|
|Research Services5||$45 per hour|
|Writing Consultation6||$60 per hour|
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1 Fees for writing projects are based on several factors including number
of pages, design specifications, complexity of the subject matter, content development assistance, and amount of research
that has to be conducted to write the material.
2 Fees for editing
projects are based on the length of the material, complexity of material, and the level of editing needed.
3 An hourly fee may be charged for some writing projects. An estimate is provided
based on the following activities: discussions with clients, content development, research, writing, and revisions. Hourly
fee-based projects do not include one round of revisions at no additional cost. A minimum of one hour
will be charged for projects.
4 An hourly fee may be charged
for some editing projects. An estimate is provided based on the level of editing needed. Hourly fee-based projects do
not include one round of revisions at no additional cost. A minimum of one hour will be charged for projects.
5 Research services involve gathering information via the Internet
on specified topics.
6 Writing consultations include critiquing
clients' materials, content development, and helping clients strengthen their business writing skills.
1.1 Rush Delivery Fee
A fee equal to 15% of the project's cost will be added to projects that require quick turnaround.
The length and complexity of the project and the timeframe for completion determine whether a rush delivery fee will be charged.
1.2 Initial Discussion
An initial discussion via telephone (773-405-5916) or e-mail is provided (at no-cost) to determine the nature of the project.
1.3 Revisions to Materials
Project fees include one round of revisions based on the client's changes to
the first draft of the material. The revisions are based solely on the description of the writing/editing project
per the agreement. Examples of first round revisions that will require additional costs include the following:
- Complete rewriting of material
- Adding significant
amounts of information to the material
- Conducting additional research
to add information to the material
- Changing the purpose of the material,
which will require rewriting
- More extensive editing than was agreed upon
- Other unforeseen or unique circumstances
have 21 days from the date that the first drafts of the materials are delivered to request the first round revision.
*The second and all other rounds of revisions will be billed at $45 per
Hourly fee-based projects do not include one round of revisions at no additional cost. All work
completed on these projects is billed at $45 per hour.
1.4 The Process
- A consultation is arranged
to gather preliminary project information.
- I draw up an agreement that
outlines the project and includes information about the delivery date, project costs, and payment terms.
- A 50% deposit is paid via credit card or Bitcoin.
- Both parties agree to the project terms.
- The deposit is paid.
- Once the agreement has been signed and the
deposit received, the work is completed.
- The remaining fee is charged/paid
when the first draft of the material is ready to be delivered to the client.
- Revisions are made to the first draft (if needed) per the terms of the agreement (See Section 1.3).
- Additional fees are charged/paid at the time updated drafts are ready to be sent to the client.
the project/agreement is terminated before the work has been completed, Consultant will issue a refund of the deposit/retainer
less compensation for services rendered.
Refunds will be calculated by
multiplying the number of hours worked on the project (at the time of termination) by an hourly fee of $45 and subtracting
the total from the amount of the retainer or deposit. This formula will be used for both hourly-fee projects and fixed-priced
If compensation exceeds the deposit or retainer at the time of
termination, Consultant will charge Client for the outstanding balance and send the Client the work completed at the time