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What is a freelancer worth?

Posted at 2:36PM Monday 24 Mar 2014

One of the hardest questions freelancers face when starting out is, "What should I charge?" It's an even harder question than deciding whether the salary for an in-house position is 'right' because there are so many unknowns. Do you offer low rates to get work? Do you offer high rates but allow yourself to be negotiated down?

There are lots of sources of general data to give you the ballpark, of course. The Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the UK conducts a regular survey of its members and publishes an annually revised list of suggested minimum rates. This makes an excellent starting point.

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Society for Editors and Proofreaders suggested minimum freelance rates




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