Rates

Please find below our rates for 2024.

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Industry Guidance

RoleHourly RateDay RateOne-off feeNotes – rates do not cover travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses; bursaries or access requirements which should be paid
Freelancer minimum day rate£37.88£303.00Andrew Bibby Ready Reckoner and Creators’ Rights Alliance, starting rate for freelancers: £303 per day equivalent to £23,000 per year employee.
Author Event Minimum Rate£190.00Scottish Book Trust Live Literature event = £190. Society of Authors: £50 for performance up to 15 minutes, £250 for workshops, £200 for keynote speakers, £100 for panellist, £125 for event chair.
Copyediting minimum rate£34.70£277.60Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading rates of pay minimums: £29.85/hr Proofreading, £34.70/hr Copyediting, £39.90/hr Developmental editing, £43.20/hr Project Management
Artist minimum rate£35.50£283.00Scottish Artist Union rates of pay is £283 per day for artist with 3+ years experience.

Scottish BPOC Writers Network Rates

Role @ SBWNHourly RateDay RateOne-off feeNotes – rates do not cover travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses; bursaries or access requirements which should be paid
Freelance SBWN Team Member£25.00£200.00Hourly rate for long-term team members and moderators, for example, contracted for 9+ months. Increases annually.
Freelance contractor minimum rate£30.00£240.00For short-term project admin or support, for example transcription, project coordination.
Curator£31.25£250.00Creative project devising, planning and delivery, including creation of own new work. May include commissioning other artists and/or hosting sharing or reading events and/or facilitating workshops.
Consultancy£40.00£320.00In recognition of specialist knowledge, expertise, and/or lived experience
Sound Designer£33.13£265.00Based on BECTU rates
2-hour Workshop or Seminar Facilitator£250.0090-minute workshop (includes prep, approximately at least 1 day’s work). Scottish Artist Union rates of pay is £270 per day for artist with 3+ years experience. Society of Authors workshop starting rate £250 for first hour, then £100 per hour.
Scottish Book Trust Live Literature event£190.00Scottish Book Trust Live Literature = £190, for example 90-minute workshop, or panel event
Guest Author Q&A or panellist£190.00Scottish Book Trust Live Literature = £190
Chair£190.00Chairing an event, eg: preparation including reading guest writer’s book; research, panel questions; or selecting and coordinating Readers and MC’ing whole event
Online event Moderator£25.00£50.00Opening Zoom, housekeeping, introducing guest writer, handing over to guest facilitator/chair, troubleshooting participant tech issues, closing Zoom (events typically 1 or 1.5 hours + up to 30-minutes prep)
Reader£75.00Reading of previous work, recent or work-in-progress to an audience, around 5-7 minutes. Society of Authors performance fees: £50 for up to 15 minutes.
Headliner Reader£125.00Reading of previous work, recent or work-in-progress to an audience, around 15 minutes. Based on Society of Authors
Keynote Speaker£200.00Keynote address of 15-30 minutes. Based on Society of Authors.
Published new work£150.00New work, first publishing rights exclusive for 4 months. Commissions: up to 80 lines poetry, 800 words prose. Or short work text + audio/video recording
Published new short work£75.00New work, first publishing rights exclusive for 4 months. Commissions: up to 40 lines of poetry, 400 words prose (text only)
Audio Performance£75.00Performance recording fee for new works up to 5 minutes audio (in addition to text)
Video Performance£75.00Performance recording fee for new works up to 5 minutes video (in addition to text)
Reprint£40.00Reprint or publishing of previously created/published work
Bursaries
Childcare or carer bursary£30.00Half-day: £30 per person, per session, based on average cost of £56/day
Travel bursary£50.00Average of £50 per person, per in-person session
Data bursary£8.00£8 per two GB per online session