6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2015 1:46 PM by Kasyan Servetsky

    How much to pay an Indesign professional?

    redbourn Level 1

      I have been learning and studying Indesign for a couple of weeks in order to use it for a cookbook.

       

      And I feel certain that I can gain the necessary skills.

       

      The issue is that right now I only need it for one book and even if I write a couple more books I would most likely only use it 3 times.

       

      So I've been thinking that maybe it would be better to pay somebody to do it for me.

       

      I contacted somebody a couple of days ago, gave her a recipe and a photo, plus an image from a book that I like the layout of, and asked her to send me a pdf of her work.

       

      She sent me a pdf today and although I didn't like a couple of her ideas, she seems to know her stuff.

       

      I asked her for a price and she said $10 per recipe, plus payment for any additional pages, and there will be about 4-5 of them, plus payment for the index and cover.

       

      There will be about 25 recipes, so we are talking about at least $300 which seems a lot to me.

       

      But maybe it isn't.

       

      What do you think?

       

      She said that paying her for each recipe would be fine.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Michael