View Full Version : $75-$120 nonfiction needed

03-08-2012, 01:29 AM
History of Chrysler's Huntsville electronics operations, from military days to automotive, ending with the sale by Daimler to Siemens. I figure this is a matter of research, picking up bits and pieces from here and there, more than anything else. Allpar.com has a bunch of relevant info spread around and would be the best place to start, but other sources are needed. We need original material, and will, due to past experience and with regret, be checking with copyscape, etc.

The price range is based on length, quality of information, and how much I need to rewrite. If I'm really really happy the top can be exceeded. Payment is on acceptance and via check or PayPal, your choice. Note: length is "however long it takes" but this isn't an especially brief topic. I'm looking for as much as I can get, as with our Cummins, Perkins, and New Process Gear articles.

We do need full electronic rights but you can resell to print.

This is not a one-off, we have frequent needs for articles on special topics. We have some regular freelancers.

03-08-2012, 09:46 AM
I'd be interested in looking into it if possible.

03-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Allpar, how should interested parties contact you?

03-08-2012, 05:47 PM
Posting here makes sense. Perhaps if you could provide one sample of your work that best represents this kind of story...?

03-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Posting here is fine.

Sorry for any confusion, I was just looking for contact info for interested parties. Modly Duty :)

03-08-2012, 11:20 PM
I sent contact info to regdog... but to follow through just send me a PM.

03-08-2012, 11:22 PM
allpar you really need to provide some indication of length too. Industry standard is to use word count as a guide to length.

03-08-2012, 11:34 PM
Minimum of 2,000 words is probably about right. Depends on what's out there.

03-23-2012, 03:09 AM
$75 to $120 for 2,000 words? And research? Wow. Gotta be a starvin' Marvin!

Silver King
03-23-2012, 04:17 AM
$75 to $120 for 2,000 words? And research? Wow. Gotta be a starvin' Marvin!
Dennis, please refrain from criticizing pay rates in this room. You might want to have a look at this (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11828) thread, in particular the first sentence, and follow the link that's provided.

03-23-2012, 05:20 AM
$75 to $120 for 2,000 words? And research? Wow. Gotta be a starvin' Marvin!

Pay levels vary hugely depending on the field and publisher. Frex, Elsevier, arguably the world's biggest science publisher, pays $200 for a 5000 word textbook chapter (plus references) (and plus illustrations, which the author has to pay for) and they require the author to sign copyright over to them.