Contributing Writer

With more than twenty years of experience in writing and editing, Foster Dickson is open to freelance and contract writing assignments from newspapers, magazines, websites, academic databases and encyclopedias, and other ongoing projects. To see examples of his previous work, find the “Writing: Periodicals, Databases, and Websites” section of his CV/resumé.

Foster’s standard rate for writing assignments is $35/hour, but that rate is negotiable and can be based on word count instead.


Foster Dickson speaking Foster is also open to giving a presentation at an organization’s meeting or conference, speaking to a high school or college class, or leading a professional development session for a school or school system. To see a list of where and to whom he has given presentations in the past, find the “Professional Development Presentations” and “Academic and Literary Presentations” sections of his CV/resumé.

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

Foster’s standard speaking/presenting rate is: 100% of travel + 100% of materials cost + $75/hour of presentation time (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. For more about Foster’s published books, click here.

Writing and Editorial

Foster does accept longer (book-length) writing and editing projects from businesses, publishers, and individuals; however, he is not available for new projects until early 2023. 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, refer to his CV/resume. Or contact him using the form below.