Over the past several months I have “listened” to discussions of pricing and I have also received numerous applications for employment that include statements of minimum expected fee. 1,157 more words
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I recently wrote about the troubles my daughter is having with copyediting of her forthcoming book, The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s… 1,086 more words
Thou Shall Behave Ethically —
A 4th Commandment for Editors
by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
Recent discussions of ethics for editors here and elsewhere have inspired the concept of a fourth commandment: 1,707 more words
Teresa Barensfeld asked this question:
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If a job is going sour, do you (a) cut corners, (b) tell the client and try to renegotiate time and/or money, (c) just grind through it even though you’re making no money and the rent/mortgage/bills are due, (d) something else?
The Proofreader’s Corner: Proofreading for Publishers Outside Your Country of Origin—Is There a Market?
Proofreading for Publishers Outside Your
Country of Origin — Is There a Market?
by Louise Harnby
Folk in the editorial community often talk about the increasing internationalism of work opportunities; now that we can edit and proofread onscreen (e.g., in Word or on PDF), and deliver our work electronically (e.g., via email or using ftp sites), where we live in relation to our client no longer matters. 1,427 more words
One of the first pieces of advice new freelancers receive from more experienced freelancers is “get a deposit”! Interestingly, that advice is generally given to editors who work directly with authors; the assumption is that publishers will honor invoices just to avoid hassles but that is not always true of authors. 1,050 more words