How do you describe one round of revisions?

For my new book about how creatives deal with money, I'm delving into the topic of revisions, and exactly what constitutes one round of them. I asked this question in the CFC LinkedIn Group yesterday:

In your conversations with prospects and clients (and ideally in your agreement for a project), do you give a detailed explanation for what constitutes a "revision"?

How do you describe a revision? Or, if you don't but know you should, what would you say?
 

2 thoughts on “How do you describe one round of revisions?

  1. Dwayne Cogdill

    My pricing is always per project (never by the hour), and that price includes 3 proofs or 3 hours of changes, which ever comes first. I tell my clients that it will be less expensive for their secretary to proof text before they give it to me than to have me make changes at creative rates. “I’m trying to help you,” I say.
    3 proofs usually comes to play with smaller jobs while 3 hours often comes into play for magazines, books, and newsletters.
    After the 3rd proof, changes are made at $100 per hour, charged in minimum 15 min increments. Has worked well for me over the past 10 years.

  2. Michael Fischer

    Dwayne,
    I like that way of stating it. I also price per project, but I don’t have a set policy on revisions, or even a contract that spells it out.
    In speaking about a project I use the terms “revisions” or “2 rounds of changes” and I include it in the project price.
    It probably hurts me in the long run. One of my New Years resolutions: Create an agreement.

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