For Hire

With more than eighteen years of experience in writing, editing, and teaching, Foster Dickson accepts freelance assignments from businesses, publishers, and individuals. Rates are negotiable, depending on the scope of the project, the nature of the work, and the expected turnaround time. To learn more about Foster’s experience, you can refer to his curriculum vitae. Here are Foster’s standard rates:

Writing: Please contact Foster, using the form below, with specifications.

Editorial (hourly): $25/hour
Editorial (flat rate)
: $2.00/page (typed, 12-point font, double-spaced)
(You will find that these rates are below the standard rates listed by the Editorial Freelancers Association.)

Foster will also come to an organization’s meeting or conference, to a high school or college classroom, or to school’s professional development sessions. Foster’s standard speaking/presenting rate is:

Speaking/Presenting: 100% of travel + 100% of materials cost + $75/hour of presentation time
(That rate is based on two hours of prep time per hour of presentation.)

An alternate arrangement for guaranteed book sales can be made for visiting writer presentations.

Foster’s readily available professional development presentations for secondary-education teachers, which have been given both on system-level and school-level PD days, are:

  • Peer Reviewing within a Writing Process
  • Start by Listening: Experiential Learning through Community Partnerships
  • The Humanities & The Local