To get an idea of the cost of working with me, these price examples based on my completed real-life projects may help.
6-page case study in one language, including 2 hours of telephone interviews, writing the copy, having it reviewed by interviewee and client plus two rounds of corrections/modifications — €3,500
18-page website in two languages, based on client-supplied rough draft, email correspondence and 1 hour of interviews, writing the copy, two rounds of corrections/modifications per language — €2,800
3-page website in one language, based on site visit and owner interview, one round of corrections/modifications — €800
8-page brochure on a highly technical subject in one language, based on bullet-point brief by client, online background research, writing the copy and one round of corrections/modifications — €1,200
A good rule of thumb for preliminary budgeting is €100 per A4/Letter page (approx. 2,500 characters/500 English words).
This means fairly straightforward marketing prose. The transcreation of slogans, taglines, mission statements, predominantly tabular content and other similar jobs are totally different creative exercises and cannot be estimated by text length.
NB! Film and TV subtitles have very strict max characters per line and timing requirements. That is why transcreating them will always be quoted separately.
Usually works out at approximately the same as transcreation: around €100 per full A4/Letter page. Why? Because it often takes more effort to get to the bottom of the thoughts of the original writer and reshaping them than to write the copy from scratch, that is, a good brief and a clean slate.
Travel, accommodation, telephone and out-of-pocket expenses are billable separately.
Although these price examples should give you some idea of the costs when working with me, I’m pretty sure they won’t be directly applicable to the job you may have in mind. Help me help you: tell me what kind of price examples you would like to see. What would help you most when shortlisting potential writers? Many thanks!