Hourly editing help?
February 3, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
Another "what do I charge" question, magazine editor edition.
Suddenly, it seems likely I'm going to be offered a job editing a magazine. 50,000-circulation and geared toward sufferers of a particular illness. It's a quarterly publication and I would be considered a freelancer, and part-time (several very busy months and a few crazy weeks per year). I have a lot of experience editing and writing and some supervisory experience, too, though I've never had this particular job title before. I would be responsible for working with writers, developing stories, shepherding drafts into final submissions, etc. I'm excited about this! But what does it pay?
What should I expect to be offered? What should I expect to make? I'm doing some freelance, low-level copy editing now (low level as in I report to someone who reports to someone else) and I am getting about $35 an hour. What should I expect to earn here? Sometimes I think $50 an hour sounds reasonable, sometimes it sounds like a bargain; I can't decide.
Any thoughts? Thanks for the anonymity, I'm trying to be discreet. Thanks.