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)