Hourly Rate – $100
My hourly rate is usually best for extensive projects that comprise several proposal services, such as copy editing, revision, rewriting, and polishing. When engaged on a proposal from the beginning, it’s largely unknown how much work will be required. There are usually multiple deadlines over the course of the project and the hourly fee structure is best. For these types of projects I usually encourage an hourly rate – you only pay me when I work on your project.
Flat Fee – Varies
Flat fees enable me to forecast a maximum fee per project (usually limited in scope) and require an advanced deposit. Flat fee based projects include a limited scope of work, i.e., editing one proposal section, rewriting the Executive Summary, drafting a cover letter, etc.
Costs are estimated based on my hourly rate and a flat fee is established. Upon acceptance, a 50 percent deposit is payable immediately (on projects over $1,500) via invoice before I begin work. Two reviews of the work are included in the flat fee. The remaining 50 percent is payable within 15 days after acceptance of the work.
Non-disclosure agreements protect both you and me and should be included in your firm’s consulting agreement package.
*Contracts are required for engaging my services. Your firm’s consulting agreement will be reviewed and changes (if any) are proposed in writing. A finalized copy of the agreement is required with any deposits required.