I wonder if anyone can give me a bit a help on this as I'm totally at a loss concerning what to quote for what I feel is an exciting project on the horizon.
I do regular freelance work for a company with a few tattoo studios in a Western European capital city - interviews with staff/choice customers, blog content, landing page blurb, any text for website, etc. The company is going places and they want to start making a quarterly magazine to give the company that added bit of gravitas. They're just waiting back to OK my price and it's all good to go but I feel a bit clueless. It seems like a good idea to just quote for the first issue and see how much work is involved, and go from there, but I'm even stuck at arriving at a ballpark figure for that.
I'm usually paid around €70/$85 per blog article (approx 700 words) which I make sure to put proper effort into, including sourcing images, uploading to the site and writing short copy to go with social posts.
This magazine would be mostly distributed online but there'd be around 60-100 hard copies made to begin with.
There's an in-house photographer who I'll be working with on the design aesthetic but they said basically all editorial decisions are up to me.
I envisage each quarterly mag including something like:
two or three interviews, around 1000 words each (recorded face-to-face, dictated, edited)
at least one feature article around 1000-1200 words
around three other columns of 'overheard in...' quote panels. Interesting facts, that sort of thing.
one or two shorter written informational pieces of around 600-700 words each
For the first issue I think there would probably need to be a bit of description/mission statement/editor's message as well.
Probably the majority of pages in the mag would be devoted to photography however, as highly visual content works best for the tattoo industry.
There would also probably be a few bits of promo copy required for the launch as well.
Does anyone have any advice on a ballpark figure or know where to look, or indeed, the correct further questions to ask?
Any help would be greatly appreciated