Prices are negotiable and can be discussed on a project-by-project basis.
If all else fails, I usually try to work at $40 an hour at the standard rate and $20 an hour at the indie rate.
Rates are based on the following statistics collected by the Editorial Freelancer's Association and the International Game Developer's Association:

Type of Work

Indie Rate

Standard Rate

Cutscene Writing

NPC Dialogue


$60/1k words


$5/1k words

$120/1k words


$5/1k words