Elyssa

How I work

I provide a professional, flexible and friendly service, and will do all I can to meet your brief, schedule and budget.

Interested in working with me? Here’s how:

  1. Email me a brief description of the work you want doing – publication editing, writing, content design, layout, copy-editing, proofreading or editorial training.

  2. I’ll get back to you with any questions, and then provide a free, no-obligation quote. For large copy-editing projects I’ll do a 30-minute sample free of charge so I can price the job accurately and you can check that my suggested changes are what you’re looking for.

  3. If you’re keen to go ahead, I’ll email you a briefing form to complete to help me understand your aims and make sure we’re both clear about all the details (format, deadlines, approval processes, etc). If we can meet for a chat too, even better!

  4. I’ll crack on with the job, keeping you informed of progress every step of the way. For larger projects I might suggest using Trello as a project management tool so we can both easily keep track of every section.

  5. I’ll submit the work in your chosen format by the agreed deadline. For writing and layout work, one round of amendments is included in the quoted price.

  6. When you’re happy with the work, I’ll submit my invoice for you to pay within 30 days. For large or long-term projects, I might suggest a monthly fee or payment in stages.

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My fees

 

How much does a freelance writer and editor charge?

It varies depending on the type of work. Feature-writing and editorial project management tend to be more highly paid than copy-editing. Projects for large corporations or with a wide reach command a premium, as do those requiring lots of travel, unsocial working hours or a tight turnaround. When possible, I offer discounted rates for charities and long-term projects.

In setting my fees, I’m guided by:

The National Union of Journalists’ freelance fees guide

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ suggested minimum rates

ProCopywriters’ suggested rates

The Andrew Bibby/NUJ freelance ready reckoner