Friday, August 14, 2009

Rates for freelance writers in the U.S.

Guys from Writing Assistance, Inc are offering a free estimate of hourly market rates for technical writers, instructional designers, copywriters, and designers at the U.S. job market (see the Free Publications column at WAI main page).

As I checked out the figures, I began to wonder whether the average rates are really that high (e.g. $50 to $80 per hour for a software techwriter of about my qualification). If so, what were the actual rates before the recent slump in 2008?

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