Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 18, 2013

Freelance Pricing

dia de muertos
This Dia de Muertos illustration was sent in by Ana Ochoa, who is represented by Chris Tugeau. Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed away.

Writer’s Digest has a free download you can get if you give them your email address. I downloaded the .pdf it is filled with a lot of great information about pricing your work. Here is an the excerpt from Writer’s Market Companion.

pricingHere’s a taste of other info included in the book:


Make contacts and stay informed through hundreds of writing websites and organizations listed in Chapter Two

Submit winning query letters following the examples on pages 150-153

Price your work fairly according to the guidelines for rates and fees

Build your business with Chapter Four’s tips for finding your niche, managing your time and getting organized

Legal advice from page 141 helps you understand contracts before you sign

See page 55 to generate great writing ideas in eight easy steps

Get the most from your interviews following the proven tips in Chapter Seven

Complete your projects on time, every time using the foolproof checklist on page 83Learn about the pros and cons of agents on pages 246-248

More than your companion, this guide is your best friend and the “how-to” reference for writing success.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Great resource. Thanks Kathy.


  2. This post is very helpful Kathy. Thanks so much.


  3. Kathy, thanks so much for the info. 🙂


  4. And Ana’s illustration is adorable. 🙂


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