[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Shifts / books

Updated: 2018-08-27

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. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Shifts / books

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40.00 O
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40.00 O
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40.00 O
Academic publication (unnamed) copy-editing day - 12 essays 2014 GBP 500.00
Book ghosting and editing per day _BlackPr 2013 GBP 400.00
British Dental Association Editing transcriptions of lectures to compile them into a book to help small business owners, such as medical practices 2018 GBP 200.00
Contract publishing per day to run project as editor including concept, pitching to client, client handling, commissioning text and subbing the text, plus social media and press releases related to project. Each book project lasts about a year, sometimes working every day, so 2018 GBP 250.00
HarperCollins Copy-editing per hour - member quoted Fees Guide rate and got it _NI 2015 GBP 24.00
Illustrated books editing day _DK 2013 GBP 130.00 GR
ILO (International Labour Organization?) per day book editing - CHF 5000 = 2016 GBP 3500.00
Lars Wagner design a book (8 hours) 2017 GBP 500.00
Legal/academic textbook editing day, pays approx £1.50 per page exes £25 for printing _OUP 2013 GBP 750.00
LexisNexisUK per hour - _RE 2018 GBP 24.00
Publishing Business (that's the company name) subbing day _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150.00
Publishing Business (that's the company name) subbing day _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150.00
Reviewing as-yet-unpublished scientific pamphlet per day - paid in advance 2017 EUR 480.00 GR
Unnamed Nambian publisher unspecified activity, per day "OK as Namibian rate!" 2016 GBP 60.00
Various book publishers book editing per hour 2013 GBP 20.00
 
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 EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

Other recent rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months