A conversation with Sarah W. prompted me to construct this fee structure. (It had nothing to do with my dislike for genetics papers, really.) I was a writing tutor in college, and during orientation we were told not to help our friends for free. I’ve taken this good advice to heart. This is not to say that I charge my friends $75/hour [Ed. note: Indy Clause only wishes she made $75/hr]. But I make them buy me beer or dinner or read my own work.
DP molds young minds for a living. One day he told his students that they all had to learn how to cite in MLA—no exceptions—unless they married copyeditors.
How much do you charge?