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Vivian Zenari

writer, editor, blogger

Fee Schedule

Notes:

  • All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars.
  • Rates and ranges are dependent on technical difficulty and required research time.
  • One manuscript page = 250 words.

ESTIMATED PACES

Writing

1 to 3 manuscript pages per hour

Editing

Developmental editing 0.5 page per hour

Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a difficult text: 1 to 2 pages per hour

Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a standard text: 2 to 3 pages per hour

Copy editing a difficult text: 2 to 4 pages per hour

Copy editing a standard text: 4 to 7 pages per hour

Proofreading a difficult text: 4 to 6 pages per hour

Proofreading a standard text: 6 to 9 pages per hour

Indexing

8 to 20 pages per hour

Layout

Book Layout

6 to 10 pages per hour

Newsletter Layout

1 to 4 pages per hour

WRITING

Advertising Material Writing (Copy/Scripts/News Releases)

$400 per page

$800 to $900 per project for brochures

$80 per hour

Advertorial Writing

$0.50 to $1.00 per word

$200 to $300 per article

$55 per hour

Corporate/Business Writing Reports/Marketing Plans/Technical Writing

$1.00 to $1.50 per word

$300 to $12,000 per project

$60-80 per hour

Government Writing News Releases/Studies/Reports

$1.00 to $1.50 per word

$500 to $100,000 per project

$60 per hour

Newsletters (Writing only; layout extra)

$0.40 to $0.60 per word

$400 to $6,000 per issue

$60 per hour

Newspaper Writing

Large Daily Newspaper Writing

$0.45 to 060 per word

$400 to $600 per article

$400 to $500 per column

Smaller Community Newspaper Writing

$0.20 to $0.45 per word

$100 to $400 per article

$100 to $400 per column

Online/Web Site Writing

$0.75 to $1.25 per word

$60 to $70 per hour

Periodical Writing

General Interest/Consumer Magazine Writing

$1.00 to $1.50 per word

$500 to $700 per article

$500 to $700 per column

Trade/Special Interest Magazines

$0.50 to $0.70 per word

$850 to $1500 per article

$450 to $650 per column

Scripts

Radio

$40 to $50 per minute of script

Television

$65 to $75 per minute of script

Speech Writing

$500 to $8,000 per speech

$60 to $75 per hour

Ghost Writing

Articles

Double the rates as listed above

Books

$10,000 to $50,000 flat fee, entire advance + 50% of royalties (variability dependent on length)

Adaptation

Literary

$0.10 to $0.20 per word

Other

$0.25 to $0.60 per word

$40 to $80 per hour

EDITING

$40-75 per hour

RESEARCH AND FACT-CHECKING (without writing or editing)

$35 to $55 per hour

TEACHING

$55 to $75 per hour

UPCHARGES, DISCOUNTS, AND DOWN PAYMENTS

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