What is a ballpark figure for a 5 page VO for a school video strategic report?

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What is a ballpark figure for a 5 page VO for a school video strategic report?
asked in Quoting and Rates by jeffersonius (120 points)

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Under the "help" tab, there is a resource section that lists some rates to give you an idea.  Most of us work off of a word count or a page count.   Although Voices.com lists common rates, every talent bids their own rates.  For example, I usually use a per-page rate up to about 2,000 words, then I switch to a per-word rate with a minimum rate of $250, regardless of the word/page count.  

So, for example, if I use a rate of $75/page, the project would be $375 plus escrow.  If the project was 2000 words, you could use, say, .20/word and bid 400 plus escrow.  For longer projects, the per-word rate works well, as there are usually more copy changes and you have a base rate to work from.  I'd charge a minimum pickup fee plus .20/word for any changes due to copy changes or omissions, but include any pickups based on my reading or recording at no additional charge.

That's one way of doing it.  Some folks charge a flat, project rate that includes an estimate of their recording and editing time.  

Hope that helps!
answered by deborahsalebutler (23,930 points)