The most intimidating part of freelance editing is knowing what to charge. Estimate too high, and you won't get any work. Estimate too low, and you can guarantee yourself a life of poverty. This webinar looks at the two major aspects of estimating: knowing how much to charge per hour (or page or word), and understanding how to assess how much work each manuscript will need. It gives examples of estimates for projects that range in scope from a short story to a major government project, and also demonstrates and evaluates some online estimating resources.
Strategic pricing of your editing or writing services isn’t just a matter of throwing out a number and praying a client says yes—and the real answers to valuation can’t be found through industry websites or rate surveys. You will leave the session with practical, actionable strategies for securing better freelance jobs at higher rates.