To state your fee with confidence, you need to practice, pose, and use project fees. The scientific evidence behind this “fake it ’til you make it” principle is covered in this episode, an expansion of Adrienne’s post on the Copyeditng.com blog. — Now, with more science!
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These three tips will help you “fake it ’til you make it” when it comes to stating your editing fee with confidence: practice, pose, and project fee. My column today, on the Copyediting.com blog.
The “pose” part comes from Amy Cuddy, in this TED talk. Evidence-based advice! Go. Watch.
Photo by Anders Ruff used under CC BY-ND 2.0 license.
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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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