Different word processing software will give you a different word count in the very same document. I look at some of the variations today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
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Stop 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.
Other Benefits of Timing Yourself
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“How long will it take to edit this?”
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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