The dreaded “R” word.
Yes, let’s talk money and what all of this will cost you.
I understand how frustrating it is to click on a rate page and not find clear-cut amounts listed. But since no two projects are alike, it’s hard to list a standard hourly rate or a per-word or per-page rate.
The best way for me to give you an estimate for an editing project is for you to send me a sample. I’ll send back my edits and a quote, along with a timeline for completion. This way we can both be sure about what we’re getting into. Are you happy with my edits? Did you want more editing? Less?
For other projects, including brand campaign management or marketing projects, I usually schedule a couple of calls depending on how in-depth the project appears. The first call is for you to explain to me what you have in mind. I’ll follow-up with questions, put together an estimate, then we’ll have a second call to discuss and make sure everything is captured and correct before I send an actual quote and scope of work.
I don’t do this because I’m working from a hidden rate structure. I do this so I can adjust based on your needs. It wouldn’t be fair to charge the same for both of these samples, would it?