My Rates and Billing

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Professional Rates Charged

Professional rates charged for services are a reflection of the service provider’s experience and level of expertise. On one hand, I consider my rates somewhat on the low side. On the other hand, I, like any professional who knows their worth, do not plan to seriously undersell my services. It is important to realize that these rates are nominal and therefore negotiable, up to a limit. Likewise, what I charge may also vary a bit, depending on level of difficulty or complexity. But this can be discussed as part of any negotiating process.

Bill of Sale according to rate charged.

Billing Clients

The way I bill my clients is as follows: 1) I send an email from David Magallanes Writing Services; 2) the client receives the email; 3) client opens the email with my logo, business name, an indication of the amount due, and a “View Invoice” button; 4) client selects the “View Invoice” button; 4) in the browser window with URL my.freshbooks.com opens, showing once again the logo, business name and amount due, to whom the bill is made, as well as the Invoice Number, Date of Issue, Due Date, and a “Pay Now” button; 5) client submits payment with a credit or debit card.

An image depicting my rates for specific time ranges.

Important Items About Rates!

  • My rates are negotiable!
  • “Translation” refers to English-to-Spanish or Spanish-to-English.
  • Rates are subject to change over time.
  • If you have any questions or wish to propose a project to me, please contact me!

Below, you see tables that describe my nominal rates, which vary depending on turnaround time and type of work (academic/technical, business, general/informal; blog posts, newsletters, articles).

Billing Rates

Turnaround
Time
Rates for Academic/Technical
Proofreading
5 days/120 hrs$0.012/word
$12/1000 words
$12 minimum
3 days/72 hrs$0.015/word
$15/1000 words
$15 minimum
1 day/24 hrs$0.018/word
$18/1000 words
$18 minimum
Turnaround
Time
Rates for Business
Proofreading/Translation
5 days/120 hrs$0.011/word
$11/1000 words
$8 minimum
3 days/72 hrs$0.013/word
$13/1000 words
$12 minimum
1 day/24 hrs$0.015/word
$16/1000 words
$16 minimum
Turnaround
Time
Rates for General/Informal
Proofreading/Translation
5 days/120 hrs$0.01/word
$10/1000 words
$10 minimum
3 days/72 hrs$0.012/word
$12/1000 words
$12 minimum
1 day/24 hrs$0.015/word
$15/1000 words
$15 minimum
Turnaround
Time
Rates for Blog Posts, Newsletters, Articles
Time Estimate Provided Upon Request
5 days/120 hrs$30/hr (English)
$40/hr (Spanish)
3 days/72 hrs$40/hr (English)
$50/hr (Spanish)
1 day/24 hrs$50/hr (English)
$60/hr (Spanish)

Here is a link to an article, “How Much Should I Pay for a Proofreader?”