Rates

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Rates are based on the work

Depending on the service (and on deadlines, volume, etc.), my rates are €80–120 per hour.

Value for money

I’m an experienced professional offering high-quality work. But I spent many years on the client side of the client/service provider equation so I know that nobody wants to pay more than necessary, no matter how good the final product.

I know that you want value for money. And that the overall cost/benefit is more important than the hourly or daily rates. That means getting the job done:

  • with minimal hassle, to make your job easier
  • to a high standard, so it makes you proud
  • within budget and feeling that it was worth the money
  • within deadlines, so you can move on to the next project.

See: Tips for delivering a money-saving brief.


How I keep the cost down

I aim to get it right first time, avoiding costly rounds of reviews and corrections. See: my working process. Most of my work is approved right from the first draft!

So… How much will it cost?

The big question! The rates for more skilled work such as strategic consulting, web content creation or SEO copywriting are higher than for writing or proofreading simple documents. Final costs may depend on factors such as the quality of the brief and source materials, how much research is needed, how ‘perfect’ the final wording needs to be, how many meetings are required, how many people give feedback and whether the brief changes mid-project. It can take anything from 30 minutes to 12 hours* to write, edit and proofread 1000 words, counting all the steps from briefing to publication (average = 3hrs40). Paradoxically, short texts can take longer to write than long ones.

Some examples:

Please note – the items below are an indication only. Prices will vary for each project.

  • Copyedit/proofread a recruitment ad: 30 minutes/ €45
  • Edit a press release: €120
  • Write a technical, 900-word magazine article: 5 hours: €450
  • Copyedit/proofread a position paper (2000 words): 1.5 hours / €135
  • Write 30 words (including headline) for a poster: 30 minutes/ €45
  • Edit a 25-page technical document: 6 hours/€540
  • Create a communications strategy: 4 days/€2,850
  • Create a new website: from around €2,000

To find out how much your project will cost, let’s talk!


Think we could work well together? Then contact me today! Tel: +32 496 025400

Want to know more about my services? See Why work with me? or Services.


Tips for delivering a money-saving brief

The better the brief, the better the end result. A little preparation goes a long way to save your time, my time, and your money. When I get a brief, I’ll ask questions like these. If you don’t have all the answers, we can figure it out together.

The more you can tell me about your project, the more the final communication will help your business!

What’s your business?

  • Who are you and what do you do? Where do you operate? Who are your clients?
  • What are your main business successes and challenges?
  • What are the business goals or challenges connected with this project?

What’s needed?

  • Why is this communication or information needed? What is the business need behind it? What’s new or what’s wrong?
  • What media will you use to publish this information?
  • What information is in scope/out of scope?
  • Who are the target audiences for this project?
  • What are the top 1-5 key messages you want people to take away from this communication?
  • What do you want people to do after they get this information?
  • What happens if this information doesn’t reach or isn’t acted on by its target audiences?
  • Will you use the information in English or translate it?

What do you have?

  • Is there a documented project description?
  • What documentation or information already exists on this topic?
  • Do you have a company style guide? Documentation about the company’s mission, brand or values?

When?

  • Is this a one-time or an on-going project?
  • When is this information needed? Is it connected to specific events or deadlines?
  • When will you be ready to hand over the source content?
  • When will deliverables be reviewed and feedback provided?
  • When is the final text required?

How?

  • How will we meet?
  • How will we exchange documents?
  • How will you review drafts and provide feedback?

Who?

  • Who will be my primary contacts in this project?
  • Who’s my speaking partner if I have questions about content?
  • Who will handle questions about visuals, links and other assets?
  • Who’s my contact if I have administrative questions?
  • Who will I deliver drafts to? Who will review drafts?
  • Who will approve/sign off the final deliverables?
  • Who is my contact regarding publishing or uploading the content?
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