I have an extensive background in journalism but almost none in freelancing itself. I'm not sure how to explain this to my advantage on my profile, and I'm also not sure what to charge for my writing services.
Another question: I am interested in offering both transcription AND writing services. Does anyone have any advice on which one I should emphasize? I understand I can't "post" myself under both.
While I'm not familiar with how you can set a rate for your skills, and experience, you may want to check other freelancers profiles who are in the same job category so that you can use it as reference on how you can rate yourself according to your skills and experience.
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I hope this helps, and good luck!