Thanks for giving me a shot! If you’re here by accident, welcome. If you’re here by invite, welcome back! Any questions you have about what I do, what I can do for you, what I charge, or what packages or discounts I offer, you’ve landed in the right spot. The page might be lengthy, but should cover everything! If not, please feel free to ask additional questions in your Project Description in the consumer order form below, or contact me separately.
Table of Contents:
- What Services Do You Provide?
- What Do You Charge?
- What is the Reduction Rate for Rewrites?
- What’s Included?
- Do You Have Add-Ons?
- What is a Kill Fee?
- What Have You Written About Before?
- Consumer Order Form
- Terms for Package Deals And Additional Services
- Terms and Reductions for Editing Services
- If You Are Interested in Web Copy Edits
- If You Are Interested in Book Edits
- Terms and Reductions for Proofreading Services
What Services Do You Provide?
I provide professional, clean copy suitable for print or web content. Types of services I include are:
- Web Pages
- Blog Posts
- Social Media Blurbs
- Short stories
- Ghost writing
- Anything else you need done:)
*These services run at a reduced cost.
What Do You Charge?
My current rate is an average of $0.15 per word. I say “average” because I prefer to price via flat rates once the project is discussed. For example, if you’d like a 600-word blog post that ends up being 624 words, rather than charge you $93.60, I’d charge $90, which would be the flat rate discussed prior.
There is also a 25% kill fee for every project.
What is the Reduction Rate For Rewrites?
If you already have something written that you’d just like for me to rewrite for you, you can factor in about a 40% reduction rate, or around $0.09 per word. For example, if you’d written a 500-word article that you wanted to be rewritten into an 800-word piece, at the current average of $0.15 per word, you would end up paying $70 instead of $120.
That can vary depending on personal desires for the project and any additional services, but as for the copy itself, it comes with two free edits before we discuss extra pricing. However, if the first submitted draft is considered inadequate or completely off base from the desired outcome, that draft will be tossed out the window and we’ll start over fresh. There’s never any need for you to pay for substandard work.
Outside of the copy, I can include any of the additional services listed below, especially if you’re looking for web content. Essentially, apart from reading things over to make sure they looked right, you’d never have to worry about a thing.
Do You Have Add-Ons?
I sure do! I’ve been building websites (like this one and my travel blog) since I was a teenager, and while I’m not an expert in creating designs, I am well versed in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and formatting posts. Optional, additional services I can provide for web content production include, but are not limited to:
- Formatting and posting the web page/blog post onto your website, ensuring it is SEO ready.
- Gathering and creating images to include with the post, as well as header/featured images, plus social media image posts.
- Blurbs to include with social media posts.
- Interviews with subjects of interest.
What is a “Kill Fee?”
It sounds scary, I know, but it’s not that bad. The 25% kill fee is just a non-refundable down payment toward whatever the project total is. It covers the time spent on the project should an event happen where the project has to be canceled after it’s already started. For example, if it’s a piece about an upcoming business that suddenly pulls the plug right before their grand opening due to something like coronavirus, the kill fee covers the portion of work that’s already done before the project was canceled.
Again, however, the kill fee is not applicable to projects that are canceled due to substandard work. If the first submission and subsequent revisions remain against the desires of the consumer, or the project discontinued before any actual work had begun, the kill fee is refunded.
What Have You Written About Before?
I’ve worked with a number of clients over the years and written about a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
- Food/best food locations
- Wine/local wineries
- Beer/local breweries
- Coffee/local coffee shops
- Fitness and exercise
- Interviews with local business owners, musicians, travelers, and more
- Mold removal from the home
- Personal injury lawsuits
- Using the title of your vehicle as a pawn for a loan
- HVAC maintenance
- Popular tours and haunted history
- Various personal anecdotes and advice posts
- Whatever you’ve got waiting for me!
At this time, you’ve probably come to this page by direct invite — so thank you, and welcome! Below is a(n optional) form to place a prospective order for a project, as well as a list of average prices. This order form does not charge you for anything, so don’t let the prices scare you! They’re just there for your reference when considering the project you’d like completed. Please make your selections so we may discuss the project in detail and proceed from there.
Terms for Package Deals and Additional Services
The following information is only necessary if you are considering work on an ongoing basis. They’re each set up as something of a “probation period,” in that each package comes with 10-12 posts before an ongoing contract is determined. The “probation period” would then cover something like a 90-day evaluation stage, like one may do in a “normal” job setting. The “12 posts” would then act as the “90 day probation” with the following example using a one blog post per week model. Everything from this example is then personalized based on the consumer’s needs and desires for the project.
The “growth” plan. Assume you want consistent blog posts, or one web page per month, at an average of 600 words. The growth plan at the current rate of $0.15 per word would look something like this:
- 4 posts/pages at a price of $50 per post ($0.08 per word).
- 4 posts/pages at a price of $65 per post ($0.11 per word per word) .
- 4 posts/pages at a price of $75 per post ($0.125 per word).
- Starting on the 13th post, every post onward is $90 ($0.15 per word).
Price of this package (without additional services):
*Actual pricing varies based on length of the project and desirability for additional services, which are offered as follows:
- 50% off the first four posts
- 35% off the next four posts
- 15% off the final four posts
The “cautious but curious” plan. This gets you a one-time page or post at full price, with all additional services included. For example, a 600 word blog post plus the images for the post (both social media and in-post), a featured image, a social media blurb, and me putting it up on the website for you would be $90 instead of $160.
If, after a one-time test, you decide you’d like to continue, you can move to Package A for the remaining discounts.*
*Please note, however, that each post/page price and additional services discount will increase after 3 posts instead of 4.
Price of this package (without additional services):
The “dive on in” plan, wherein we move straight to the full pricing of $0.15 per word, and the first ten pages/posts will have all additional services included.*
Price of this package for a 600 word average (with no additional services):
*Please note, this is the only package that requires a 12 post commitment. Please refer to the further terms below.
Further Things to Note About the Package Deals:
Packages A and B
Both Packages A and B come with frequent renewals to the contract/letter of agreement to work. After every 4th post (or 3rd under Package B,) the work of the previous posts is reviewed and the consumer (you) then decides if they’d like to carry the contract into the next batch of posts.
Therefore, the 12 posts (or 10 if you’re under Package B) are not all confirmed from the start.
Since the packages are designed for people who aren’t sure about the need for a freelancer and want to ease into it, they’re meant to allow you to review your decision a few times during the probation period before you commit to ongoing work.
For example, if you were to sign up for Package A, with the first 4 posts at $50 a piece without the additional services, you’re looking at $200 upfront with a kill fee of 25% ($50). Package B sees you starting at $90 upfront with a $23 kill fee. The $760 (or $660) totaled above is what you’d be looking at after all 12 (or 10) posts had been completed, should you choose to do so, not what you owe upfront.
The author (me,) also reserves the right to review the contract after the certain number of posts and make the same decision as to whether to carry on or not.
Since Package C is the only package that confirms 12 posts or pages, it is the only one that requires a kill fee of the entire $1080 contract for an upfront total of $270.
PLEASE REMEMBER that this package also delivers ten posts with all additional services included. If you’d like to add any for the final two posts, please allow room to make an adjustment for what you’d like in the final pricing of the package. If you would not like any additional services for any post, an additional discount may be discussed on a per-project basis.
How About Your Editing Services?
Current editing services run between $0.04-$0.07 per word, depending on the length and topic of the document. In general, I prefer longer projects with any service because I enjoy investment over a quick turnaround, but I’ll just leave that information here…
But, really, I love editing books, so if you have one, please send it to me:). My editing services are more geared toward longer works, anyway. For shorter documents, you may consider a simple proofread instead, but final specifics are discussed on a per-project basis.
Types of editing services I offer (especially for novel-length works) include, but are not limited to:
- Line by line
- Pacing Focus
- Character Focus
- Grammatical Errors
- Spelling Errors
- Syntax Issues
- Punctuation problems
Outside of the in-line comments made throughout the text based on what you’re looking for, I also provide a document by document (or chapter by chapter) overall summary with additional thoughts and feedback.
If You Are Interested In Web Copy Edits
For web copy, I generally offer one free edit on a post, article, or newsletter of your choice before we decide if we’re the right fit for each other.
Should both parties agree to move forward, a contract or letter of work with a selected number of posts to be edited, as well as the average word length, is set up to begin the project. The 25% kill fee of the overall estimated project will then be due upfront, with the remainder of the balance due with the submission of the projects, or the payment plan as set up between the consumer and editor.
If You Are Interested in Book Edits
Please feel free to send me an outline/summary of the book, as well as the first chapter. If the outline or summary fits into the type of story I’m looking for (or the type I’ve edited in the past), I will give you a sample edit of the first chapter based on what service you’re looking for (line by line, dialogue, syntax, etc…)
After I’ve sent back my edits of the first chapter, you can then review work to decide if you’d like to move forward with the rest of the book. If so, a contract or letter of work will then be set up with the estimated word count and the estimated price of services. The 25% kill fee will then be applied before any more work is done, and the rest of the payment will be due with the submission of the project.
Current proofreading services run at about $0.02 per word and, as with the editing services, can include any length of document.
Proofreading services don’t give as much of the in-text feedback, but provides general feedback for the document in regard to what you’re hoping to get from it. Generalized messages about incorrect spelling and grammar would be mentioned in the report, but not corrected in-line as much under this service. As always, however, everything depends on the type and length of the document and is all up for discussion based on the project desired.