Writing Fees



Writing services from $100 per hour.

I have many years of experience writing and editing copy, websites and books. Fill out the form below with your project needs and budget and let’s create a masterpiece!


Ghostwriting fees vary vastly – and you get what you pay for. The median range of fees for a ghostwritten book is $60,000 – $80,000. Recently I was thrilled to hear that some ghostwriters have received over $750,000 for a book!

It’s crucial that you have an idea of your budget when contacting me.

You may find it useful to view the exerpt from a 2006 survey of different writers fees below.

Fees can be paid via check, Paypal or cash. Smaller jobs are paid in full upfront. With a larger project, like a book, a 50% deposit is payable on signing the contract, a quarter more is paid half way through the work, and the final 25% on completion. See the sample ghostwriter’s agreement.

Below is a list of fees that are actually from 2005/2006 from a survey undertaken by Lynne Wosnak that are a useful reference even today – obviously today’s market rates are more.

Exerpt from Lynne Wosnak’s 2006 Survey of Writer’s Fees;


1 Per project figures do not include royalty arrangements, which vary from publisher to publisher.

2 Other figures in cents are per target word.

Ghostwriting, as told to  $100 $50 $73 – per hour. $80,000 $5,500 $22,800 n/a n/a n/a
Ghostwriting, no credit $115 $30 $70 per hour.  $100,000 $5,000 $36,229 $3/word 50¢/word $1.65/word
Indexing $40 $22 $30 n/a n/a n/a $5/page $2/page $3.69/page
Manuscript evaluation and critique $100 $36 $72 $2,000 $150 $835 n/a n/a n/a
Nonfiction book writing (collaborative) $100 $70 $85 $75,000 $1,300 $25,297 n/a n/a n/a
Nonfiction book writing (own) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $50,000 $4,000 $17,909
(advance against royalties)
Novel synopsis (general) $60 $30 $45 $400 $150 $275 $30/page $10/page $20/page
Proofreading $75 $15 $30 n/a n/a n/a $5/page $2/page $3.09/page
Research for writers $150 $15 $46 n/a n/a n/a $600/day $450/day $525/day
or book publishers
Rewriting $120 $25 $63 $50,000 $4,000 $14,500 n/a n/a n/a
Translation (fiction)2 n/a n/a n/a $10,000 $7,000 $8,500 12¢ 6¢ 9¢
Translation (nonfiction) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15¢ 8¢ 10¢
Translation (poetry) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $15/page $0/page $7.50/page
Annual reports $180 $45 $87 $15,000 $500 $6,147 $600/day $400/day $494/day
Associations and organizations $125 $20 $68 n/a n/a n/a $400/day $300/day $350/day
(writing for)
Brochures, fliers, $150 $30 $86 $15,000 $300 $2,777 $2/word 35¢/word $1.28/word
booklets for business
$800/page $50/page $387/page
Business & sales letters $150 $36 $81 $2,000 $150 $762 $2/word $1/word $1.42/page’

Please fill out the form below if you would like me to write for you, or contact me at lauranchilds@yahoo.com or 305 934 2951 with your project idea and your budget.

I look forward to working with you!

Lauran Childs



















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