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The National Writers Union Guide to Freelance Rates & Standard Practice is
available for $19.95 (plus $2 shipping & handling, + 8.25% NY residents
sales tax, if applicable) ) to non-members, from National Writers Union,
113 University Place, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003. ($13.95+$2 for NWU
Their blurb says:
"It's the first professional writer's guide based on an independent survey
of working writers, as well as interviews with agents, publishing lawyers,
editors, and publishers. The NWU Guide offers a comprehensive, real-life
look at fees, contracts, and working conditions, alongside fair and clear
recommendations tailored to six major freelance markets: journalism, books,
corporate/nonprofit communications, technical writing, small press/literary
magazines, academic writing. The book also explores such issues as
copyright in the electronic future, the politics of writing, and the
Union's history and current benefits and activism."
Although I am a member of the NWU, I have not seen a copy of this book, so
I cannot comment on its value.