There’s a professor at my university who I know. I had her for a lit class and we’ve been on editing boards together, etc.
She wanted to know if I’d help her out with two things:
1: type up her dissertation. I believe it’s 150 pags or so. There’s some ancient Greek she has in there, but she might insert that after the thing is typed.
2: make a pagemaker file of her poetry. She wants to send it out to publishers (about 30 poems in all). Last semester, I was pretty much the only one on the editing board of Prism (the literary/art publication of my university) who could create a nice, simple PageMaker file of the book.
So… how much should I charge. Looking online, I saw “personal secretary” people who offered to type papers for you. The charges ranged from $1 to $4 per page. I didn’t really see any rates for PageMaker files either.
She’s already said she wants to make sure she pays me a reasonable rate for each job, but I don’t want to charge a large amount, because she’s not made of money either.