Freelance editors are talented wordsmiths, but many lack confidence when it comes to numbers. How much should you charge for your service, and how much time should a job require? Freelancers need numbers to determine potential income and set schedules, and clients need numbers to set realistic budgets.
In this webinar, we will look at variables to consider in setting a fair hourly rate. How does your rate compare to the rates of others in your field? We’ll also work through questions and processes to help you come up with realistic estimates, and we’ll consider language you can use to present your estimate clearly to a client while protecting yourself in case of unexpected challenges. Time permitting, we’ll discuss related issues of interest, such as hourly vs project rates, ways to give yourself a raise, and more.
As a participant in this webinar, you will learn strategies to ensure fair compensation for yourself and a smooth process for working with clients. In two sessions, you’ll receive practical advice to help you set up for success, and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.
Barbara Fuller has worked in publishing since 1985. As director of Editcetera, she has helped connect freelance publishing professionals with hundreds of clients. Her personal clients have included the Administrative Office of the Courts, Computer Literacy Press, Encyclopaedia Britannica, HarperSanFrancisco, Jossey-Bass Publishers, Sierra Club Books, Sierra magazine, Ten Speed Press, and many independent authors, from professors to novelists. She has taught writing and editing for UC Davis, UC Berkeley Extension, and private businesses, as well as for Editcetera. She is the author of How to Start a Home-Based Editorial Services Business (Globe Pequot Press, 2013).