I have been asked to produce audio for a business. The audio will likely be a :30 second commercial for radio, although the client is also interested in me creating audio content for their website. Is there a freelance scale for audio production rates that either includes the costs of pre-production, production and post-production or breaks out individual charges for consulting, idea development, scriptwriting, narration, adding music and/or SFX and editing?
I'm returning to freelance copyediting after 10 years on the writing side of nonprofit operations. Educational, business and technical content interest me the most, and that’s where I want to start (I also enjoy research, but how to fit that in?). Can the hive mind help steer me in the right direction? Another challenge: I must do it remotely. Where do I start? [more inside]
I teach writing to adults. When they ask me to edit something that's not for class (say, for their professional work), can I refer them to my private writing/editing business, even if they're currently enrolled in my class? [more inside]
Freelance editing—does it exist? How can I break in? What are my prospects? [more inside]
During the past year, I have inadvertently become a freelance editor. I was wondering if any of you have some advice for me about getting disability and extended health insurance (I live in Toronto, Canada so I basically just need to worry about "extras" like dental and vision care, medications, etc.), and if you've got any other tips for me about finding work/promoting myself and managing what is in effect my own business. I've been working as an (in-house) editor for over 18 years, so I'm looking for advice on a more esoteric level than "set up a work schedule and stick to it" and "keep the receipts for your Post-its, because you can claim them at tax time".
Have you advertised copyediting services at colleges or universities? How did you do it? Do you have any tips? [more inside]
looking for advice about freelance scientific editing [more inside]
What should I get paid as a senior editor of a new ebook company? [more inside]
How do I find freelance copyediting work? [more inside]
What's valued more in the freelance marketplace: editing or Web stuff? [more inside]
Looking for freelance translation/editing resources [more inside]
Freelance copy editing: what's the going rate, and how much should I charge? [more inside]
I am looking for examples of a cover/query letter you'd send for freelance work, to a company that is not currently advertising any positions. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience or first-hand knowledge about working for the AcademicWord company? Is it a legitimate operation or is it too good to be true? I'm confident I have the skills, do they pay their bills? (MI) [more inside]