Heather Lee Birdsong is available for certain non-print professional services:
Editing: $25 – $60 per hour, a minimum of two hours. Price depends on the kind of text, the length, and whether it requires me to read anything beyond what I’m editing. I have experience editing press releases, artist statements, artist bios, and short academic papers (10 pages or less). If the paper is academic in nature, you must provide a style guide.
Writing artists’ statements: $50 fee plus $0.25 per word after the first 50 words. My approach is specific and effective: I will interview you about your work (in person, over the phone, or via Skype) and craft a statement from the interview. What I write will be subject to one review and edit (not a rewrite). Normal editing fees will apply to any further editing. You will be required to provide examples of your work, preferably via a website.
Book design (non-trade, portfolios and exhibition catalogues): $10 per page, up to 36 pages. I do not do printing or binding, but I can recommend some excellent low-volume printers and binders. You must provide specs from the printer and all content. Copy writing and image editing, if needed, are additional. If you are an artist needing copy to go with your work, the fees for writing artists’ statements apply. If you need copy of another sort, you might be able to talk me into it, depending on its nature.
Public speaking: $75 for 45 minutes or less. If outside of Portland, Oregon, additional fees (including transportation costs) will apply. Be warned: I do not drive.
If you would like to discuss specific options or request a quote, please use the contact form below. Make sure you provide a brief but accurate description of what you need and the timeline that you require. References are available upon request.