I offer a free consultation with you to understand the scope and complexity of the project. Once I have a good understanding of what you're looking for, I'll draft a formal, detailed research plan which you will review and sign. As the client, you are in charge of the entire process.
If I don't think I'm the right person for the job, I'll say so, and I'll help you find someone who is. Here are my rates:
Research, $45 per hour
Travel to local repositories, $.58 per mile (current IRS rate)
Document and copy costs
You can expect a professionally-written digital report. Printed copy available for a nominal fee.