Heyo! So, someone mentioned I should write up some general guidelines on commissioning work of various kinds, and I’ve just recently finished a couple freelance projects, so it seems like a good time to get on that (it was always a good time to get on that). I do anime writing and freelance work full time now, so I’m always available for projects, be they editing/proofreading/reviewing of your own work or aiming me at some show/film I haven’t seen and saying Go. Hey waddayaknow, here’s a nice comment from someone whose book I just finished critiquing:
“Nick’s comments on my novel ranged from large structural suggestions to tiny writing pointers, and he has a knack for articulating how the issues affect the reader experience. His observations challenged decisions I’d taken for granted, changed the way I thought about my characters, and laid the groundwork for some very substantial improvements. If you’re in the market for honest, professional proofreading, Nick’s your guy!”
ANYWAY. I’m very available for that kind of work, and will normally charge around $250-300 for a full set of notes and final writeup on a novel (depending on the length/density of the book, of course), with smaller projects shrinking in cost appropriately. I work via the standard half beforehand, half at the end deal (like all good criminals), and generally only actually charge anything once I’m into the text and have a pretty clear idea of how long the whole project will take. But commissions aren’t exclusive to writing stuff – I’m also perfectly happy to let you guys dictate what shows I watch and write about. For commissioning writeups of existing shows or movies, I’ve broken down what I can afford time-wise, and it comes out to:
$50 per episode if you want actual writeups on each of them, and not just notes or whatnot.
$60 per three episodes for just notes, which I take naturally as I watch.
$300 for a whole 1-cours season of notes plus a writeup of some kind (likely a review-shaped piece, since I can actually produce those reliably regardless of my feelings on the work, but this can always be discussed).
$100 for a movie plus notes plus writeup.
If you can think of anything else you’d like me to do for money, I’d be happy to negotiate! I’ll also be looking to integrate some of this with Patreon, as well as set up ways people can contribute smaller amounts towards a larger communal request (like through this page!). I feel like I’m getting into the swing of freelance work at this point, and am excited to see whatever else you all might want to throw at me! You can contact me with any requests at nicreamer42 at gmail dot com. LET’S WRITE SOME STUFF.