NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Print media / Editing/producing books

Uploaded: 15 September 2017

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. Read the disclaimer and see the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
GR
XXXX
Lars Wagner Design a book (8 hours) 2017 GBP 500
Reviewing as-yet-unpublished scientific pamphlet per day - paid in advance 2017 EUR 480 GR
Unnamed Nambian publisher unspecified activity, per day "OK as Namibian rate!" 2016 GBP 60
ILO (International Labour Organization?) per day book editing - CHF 5000 = 2016 GBP 3500
HarperCollins Copy-editing per hour - member quoted Fees Guide rate and got it _NI 2015 GBP 24
Academic publicaiton (unnamed) copy-editing day - 12 essays 2014 GBP 500
Publishing Business (that's the company name) subbing day _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40 O
Academic publicaiton (unnamed) copy-editing day - 12 essays 2014 GBP 500
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40 O
Publishing Business (that's the company name) subbing day _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40 O
Book ghosting and editing per day _BlackPr 2013 GBP 400
Illustrated books editing day _DK 2013 GBP 130 GR
Various book publishers book editing per hour 2013 GBP 20
Legal/academic textbook editing day, pays approx £1.50 per page exes £25 for printing _OUP 2013 GBP 750

The above are recent rates as of 15 September 2017.

 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EURcurrency
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O

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