Tag Archive: estimating

Oct 06

Put Down the Darts and Pick Up the Timer

close up photo of darts in a dart boardStop throwing darts at a board when you need to estimate. Track your pace so you have the data to estimate a project with confidence. What you need to track and how to start, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jul 15

Productivity Rates in Editing

“How long will it take to edit this?”

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The question comes up a lot. At first, estimating seems like a shot in the dark. The best bet is to do a few random pages and multiply your findings to take in the whole manuscript. Also, take 60 seconds to edit a sample and identify the most pressing changes that are needed. However…


Pages/words per hour guidelines follow.


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