book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Wednesday 10th February

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

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.

ddigitalbookworld.com

Society for Editors and Proofreaders suggested minimum freelance rates




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Is Self-publishing Coming Of Age In The Digital World?
www.theguardian.com

Because of the digital revolution, democratisation has happened. It's almost as if the writer has become his own entrepreneur around the publication process

The best books-and-music pairings
www.theguardian.com

Listening to music and reading not only can go together, but can make fantastic partners

Are Paid Book Reviews Worth It?
janefriedman.com

Paying for professional book reviews remains a controversial topic that very few authors have practical, unbiased information about

The Best Literary Writing About Sex
lithub.com

Often the best writing about sex can be found in books that are not about sex at all

Are We Losing Serious Readers?
lithub.com

Teenage Reading Habits, and the Page vs. the Screen

How 'Send To Kindle' Can Help Neutralize Amazon
www.digitalbookworld.com

Publishers are still missing out on one of the biggest opportunities of all: putting their DRM-free ebooks into a reader's Kindle library

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Leading Authors Press For Supreme Court Review Of Google's Digitised Library
  2. Trying To Find A Literary Agent Is The Worst Thing Ever
  3. Amazon Is Opening A Bookstore In San Diego
  4. February 2016 Author Earnings Report Is Now Available
  5. Your Signed Harry Potter Book Is A Fake
  6. Divorcees.biz
  7. 92% Of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-books
  8. Author Margaret Forster Dies From Cancer Aged 77
  9. 5 Tips To Make Self-editing A Breeze
  10. British Science Fiction Association Awards Unveil 'Really Strong' Shortlists