Scribbleproof Media is a solo endeavor by Jana Hill, offering professional writing, editing, and marketing services, drawing on experience that includes writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, nonprofits, marketing agencies, and medically focused publications.
Potential clients should be comfortable with the following:
Clients: I focus on clients who are ready for a fuss-free, long-term working relationship. All details on pay-rate, deadline and availability expectations, and assignments must be pre-arranged via email.
Onsite versus telecommute: A telecommute option is required for a freelance relationship.
Rates: $50 to $75 per hour. Piece- and page-rates are also tied to the potential hours a project will take.
As a no-strings contractor, I anticipate twice the employee-rate, for the project I’m completing. I offer estimate on how much time a larger project may take; and I am open to an hours-cap for established clients, so you can keep your budget predictable.
Piece rates & page rates: We can negotiate a piece-rate or page-rate, as a way for you to predetermine the cost of a larger project. My usual hourly rate is used as a model, for that type of payment-arrangement.
Deadlines: My full-time job takes top-priority during the workweek. Deadlines must work around that time-frame. Inquire about rush-fees, for quick deadlines.
Stylebooks: Associated Press and Chicago Manual of Style, but I am willing to use your company’s stylebook as well. No MLA — if you need Modern Language Association styling, I will refer to another editor.
Project planning: I anticipate your project is planned in advance, if you are hiring me to write and edit. If you need help with project-planning, I offer that service, in exchange for my standard hourly rate, with a written request. Four-hour minimum: one phone-call can kick off the planning-process, then I will need a one-week time-frame, to return to you with a formal plan. Please take this into consideration, if you are in a hurry to get your project completed.
Vacation-time and other employment-details: In our client-to-freelancer relationship, it’s important for us to see eye-to-eye. I operate under Washington State laws related to contractors: more information on that is available, upon request. If you are a steady client, I will inform you, as a courtesy, when I am going to be unavailable to you.