Freelance Writing & Editing Rates
In offering you freelance writing and editing services, my goal is to provide you with high quality writing that results in tangible value to your organization, business, or campaign—for a fair price.
My rates are not the lowest on the market, but they reflect my skills, background, and that extra something I’ll bring to the table as your freelance writer or editor.
My freelance writing and editing rates reflect:
My subject matter expertise in your nonprofit niche, from animal welfare and economic sustainability to housing rights and racial equity.
A research- and data-driven approach to each project that’s tailored to your brand and campaign goals.
Compellingly rendered, error-free work and quick revisions*.
Prompt, courteous, and collaborative communication and a genuine interest in developing a long-term professional relationship.
Writing that will distinguish your organization or brand by speaking to audience members across backgrounds and cultures with sincerity.
Below, you can find a list of the rates for my writing and editing services as well as information about invoicing and payment.
*The rates below include one revision. See my “Charges not included in fixed rates” section at the bottom of the page.
Rates for Articles, Blog Posts, Direct Mail, Newsletter, and Web Copy
Short (600-900 words): $320
Medium (900-1200 words): $440
Long (1200-1500 words): $560
Very Long (1500-1800 words): $680
Over 1800 words: $90 per 200 words
Rates for White Papers
Long (1200-1500 words): $680
Very Long (1500-1800 words): $800
Over 1800 words: $100 per 200 words
Rates for Email Copy
350 words or less: $150
350-500 words: $270
Rates for Social Media Copy
1-3 posts up to 280 characters each: $50
Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook
1-3 posts up to 100 words each: $140
1-3 posts up to 350 words each: $410
1-3 posts up to 600 words each: $620
Rates for Editing - Hourly
I offer editing services at an hourly rate of $100, which I charge in $25 increments for each 15 minutes I spend editing.
Charges not included in fixed rates
Some of the services I provide are not included in the fixed rates listed above. As with editing, I provide these at an hourly rate of $100, which I charge in $25 increments for each 15 minutes I spend completing the agreed upon task(s).
These services include:
Reviewing video or audio content to write a piece.
If I need to review audio or video files to complete a project, I will charge an hourly rate of $100.
Audio or video meetings after my initial consultation.
I provide an initial audio or video consultation for free. If you need me to participate in audio or video meetings after that (e.g., Zoom meetings, Skype meetings, phone calls, etc.), I will charge an hourly rate of $100. Communication via email or Google Docs are not subject to additional fees.
Additional revision requests.
The first revision is included in my fixed rate. If you feel your project requires additional revisions beyond the first one, I charge an hourly rate of $100.
Invoicing and Payment Information
I invoice at the end of each month for any work completed in that month and request payment on 30-day terms, so you will have until the end of the month following my invoice to pay.
Each piece of work is separately itemized on the invoice.
I will send invoices to an agreed upon email address, directly to you, or to your accounts payable department. I can also submit invoices through a supplier management system.
The first few times we work together, or for particularly large pieces of work, I may require a deposit or prepayment.
You can pay invoices via direct bank transfer, credit card, or check in the U.S.
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