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Sarah E. Kucharski 

THINKER, SPEAKER, WRITER, PATIENT WRITING & EDITING News releases, opinion pieces and other written works authored at the rate of $0.50 per word, plus $30 per hour. If assignment requires travel of more than 25 miles, travel billed at the schedule below. Kill fee of $100 applies. Basic copy editing charged at $35 per hour with heavy copy editing, line editing and development charged at $45 per hour. Rush fees may apply. PUBLIC SPEAKING $1,500 per engagement, plus travel according to schedule below. STANDARD CONSULTING RATES $150 by hour, plus applicable fees
 $925 by day, plus applicable fees
 $4,500 by week, plus applicable fees TRAVEL Round-trip, business class airfare and requisite ground transportation to accommodations; minimum one night’s accommodations; and $50 per diem for meals — or — self-driven highway miles at no less than 2017 standard mileage rate of 53.5 cents per mile and no further than five hours or 350 miles, whichever is shortest; minimum one night’s accommodations; and $50 per diem for meals. RUSH Fee applies to any service contracted with less than 36 hours until delivery. Consultant determines fee of 20 to 35 percent total project cost based on time and scope. SAMPLES


This rate sheet is provided as a general guideline of services and fees. Rates are established commensurate with consultant’s education and experience. Fees may be waived or adjusted based on requesting entity’s nonprofit status or other mitigating factors determined solely at the consultant’s discretion. Rates current as of Jan. 1, 2017. Initial hour of consultation regarding project scope is free of charge. All partial or full hours thereafter billed at hourly rate unless otherwise agreed upon prior to the end of the initial consultation hour. Standard consulting rates do not include travel.

Sarah E. Kucharski — Consulting Rates