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Rates vary hugely. The "high budget" and "low budget" categories are no more than guides. The most important point is that they do not divide between profit-making and non-profit-making organisations. Charities can have high budgets, and commercial organisations low budgets. Note that some clients fall well above the "high budget" band.

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RATES:
Editing and production
category: High budget
Sub-editing: per day GBP 500.00
Page layout - brochures & annual reports: per day (include collection & preparation of copy) GBP 375.00
Page layout - corporate magazines: per day GBP 250.00
Montage/photo correction: per hour GBP 100.00
RATES:
Editing and production
category: Low budget

Editing and production for low-budget clients is obviously the area of PR work that attracts the worst payments. Talking the client through the skills and knowledge required merely to stop them looking stupid, and the degree of responsibility this involves, may sometimes reap dividends.

Sub-editing: per day GBP 250.00
Page layout - brochures and annual reports: per day (include collection & preparation of copy) GBP 190.00
Page layout - corporate magazines: per day GBP 150.00
Montage/photo correction: per hour GBP 80.00
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