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Jun 19

State Your Rate with Confidence (podcast)

Superhero costumed kid in front of telephone boothTo 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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May 19

Three Steps to Stating Your Rate with Confidence

Superhero costumed kid in front of telephone booth

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.

Or, rest your eyes and listen to the expanded look at these hacks in audio podcast version. Also check out this post about boosting confidence in your skills.

 

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

Photo by Anders Ruff used under CC BY-ND 2.0 license. 

 

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Jul 15

Productivity Rates in Editing

“How long will it take to edit this?”

By wwarby William Warby (CC BY 2.0)

 

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.

 

Calculate time and cost in a click.

 

 

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