I guess this post is about how annoying people’s disrespect for writers is. I would only charge $1200 for that service because I want to provide a more affordable option, but I’m considering upping my rates if it’ll keep people like this away. I charge more to copyedit a book of that length than he’s willing to pay to have it written. That’s insane.
Granted, a lot of people are charging that, but I highly doubt they’re producing anything worthwhile (and exchange rates may be coming into play. That $250 USD can be a livable wage somewhere else). I know what I provide, though, and I’m already being extremely generous.
People are willing to pay for quality with everything except writing, it seems. Also, I feel part of this may be due to a lot of men’s belief that women shouldn’t be so sure of themselves (this is especially common between black men and black women). He’s been actively trying to get me to drop my rates through sly insults and the like to break my confidence in my abilities. It’s interesting.