So I saw a job listing recently. According to the ad copy, a professional chef wants someone to turn his rough recipes into clean recipe-style prose. He doesn't assume that the writer will test the recipes, just render them into something that looks like a modern cookbook. Fine, but then he says what he's going to pay. Now editing and such varies widely, but I've never heard of an editing job paying less than about $10/hour, and usually it's $25+, depending on the field and the editor's qualifications. The "hour" is scaled to number of words, or pages, or something like that. By my rough calculations, this chef expects to pay something on the order of $2.50/hour, though he's estimating based on an entirely opaque per-recipe scale. Has anyone ever done work like this? Any idea what it pays? I'm sure I don't want this job, that's easy, but I'm wondering where the price range ought to be.