On Being a Freelance Editor, Part I: Why?

There are a couple of theories about why someone would want to do editing on a freelance basis. One is that “an editor is a failed writer.” Another postulation is that “a freelance editor is an out-of-work secretary.” For me, the plot is much thicker. Continue reading

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How Much Did You Say That Was?

On my page Full Manuscripts: Pricing and Getting Started, I outline a process whereby my fee for a large project is negotiated. For those new to hiring a freelance editor, this may sound complicated or unnecessarily vague. The reasons for negotiating and then revising a price, however, are completely rational. Continue reading