I always get asked what I charge, and that is certainly a loaded question. When I tell people what I charge, I get the run around. I get people who don’t want to pay what I ask for. I am asked for discounts, to come down in price, to negotiate. I don’t like to do this, but I have learned — the hard way — that negotiation is part of this career.
I charge what I am worth. I am a nurse, an expert in both nursing and medicine. I have five years of experience with writing medical and health articles, and I have the clips to prove it. I’m still working to better myself, and I’m learning everyday how to be a better freelance writer. In short, I have to say that you won’t find very many freelancers as competent or as specialized as I am. You may find some with more experience, but I have a unique skill set with my background as a nurse.
In short, this is my job. I charge what I need to charge because I am an expert, just like you. In other domains, you would not tolerate being asked for a discount to do your work.
I don’t publish what a charge for a very good reason. I just don’t know. It depends on your project, your budget, and my schedule. I do charge more if you need more words. I charge more if you need them quickly. I charge more for intensive research that I don’t know anything about.
I negotiate when I have to, but most of the time, I am not afraid to walk away. Although I am always looking for clients, I do have a busy schedule. Clients are always coming along somehow, and this makes it easier for me to negotiate for my price.
How much do I charge? That depends on you. I don’t work for free, and I don’t work for wages that would be much less than minimum wage. I am easy to work with and flexible with pricing. I’ve been known to throw in proofreading and edits for free. I have been known to take rush work at a lesser price if I have the schedule room.
The point is that you have to ask. I hate dealing with the money side of my job, but it is a necessary evil. Once we are past that point, it is smooth sailing. I look forward to hearing from you and giving you a quote. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may be surprised by how affordable I am for you if you are looking for quality.