## Fiction: minimum/ideal (100K)

## GOOD WRITER

## 100K divided by 360 = 277 pages

## 277 pages divided by 4 pages/hour = 69 hrs X $35 = 2,415

## plus 3 meetings @90 minutes each plus expenses X $35 = 157

## 2nd pass: 277 pages/8 pages/hour = 34 hours X $35 = 1,211

## One pass total: 2,572

## Two pass total: 3,783

## With development: 25 hours x $35 per hour: 875

## create a 3-6-3

## one page synopsis

## one line premise

## express theme

## character arc, flaw plus before/after

## sub character arc/description

## Beginning WRITER

## 100K divided by 360 = 277 pages

## 277 pages divided by 3 pages/hour = 92 hrs X $35 = 3,231

## plus 3 meetings @90 minutes each plus expenses X $35 = 157

## 2nd pass: 277 pages/6 pages/hour = 46 hours X $35 = 1,615

## One pass total: 3,388

## Two pass total: 5,003

## Coverage only: 100,000 words:

## 15 pages per hour reading rate at $35 per hour

## 2 hours/4 pages of notes at $50 per hour: $100

## 100K words/360 words per page/277 pages total

## 15 pages an hour: 27 hours at $35 an hour: 646 + $100 notes: $746

## 100K words: 277 pages/15 pgs hour. 27 hours x 35 - $646 + $100 notes $746

## 60,000 words: 166 pages/15 pgs per hour. 11 hours x 35 = $387 + $100 notes: $487

## 75,000 words: 208 pages/15 pgs per hour. 14 hours x 35 = $490 + $100 notes: $590.

## Ala Carte:

## Rate for thesis papers, lectures, etc. $50 to $75 an hour

## 10 pages in 3 hours

## Synopsis, hourly consulting:

## $50 per hour, six-hour minimum plus processing fees.

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## How I calculate my rates:

## So the rate of words per page ranges from:

## 330 a page to 390 a page. So I will use 360.

## The math:

## Word count/divided by 360 = page count

## 4pgs/hour x $35 per hour (good writer)

## 3pgs/hour X $35 per hour (inexperienced)

## 4 pgs/hour = a GOOD, experienced writer

## 3 pgs/hour = notsa good beginner

## Meeting Math:

## $35 per hour. 90 minute meeting = 2 hours (incl travel) plus $10 bus and coffee) gross $35 (net $30) an hour for three 90 minute meetings (4.5 hours)

Reading Pace:

Evaluatory Read: 8-10 pages an hour

Comment Read: 4-6 pages an hour

Beginner Comment Read: 2-3 pgs/hr

Recommended Word Counts:

Non-Fiction (65K to 75K words)

Fiction (80K to 100K words)