Firstly, THANK YOU
JTM for your help - as you suggested, I wrote to a few charities offering my services and 2 have come back accepting my offer! I am soooo pleased, it's a good start and gives me a chance to gain more experience, as well as a few more references to add to my portfolio...!
I do have a question though - how do you work out how long a piece of work should take? I was told that on average, you should complete 10 pages an hour....
But how do you work out how long a piece will take if you've only been given a word count? For example, I've been told that one of the charities wants to send me a 5,000 word newsletter to proof - so how long should that take me??