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Let's talk about money!
Is there a standard rate for editing?
How do editors calculate what they charge?
– they know what they have to budget for and they also see the scope of what I’m offering to do for them.
Some editors charge more than us, some less, and some the same. Our colleagues live all over the world, and fluctuations in the currency - exchange markets mean that any comparisons between editors from different countries will change from day to day.
Are there industry-recommended fees for editing?
What factors affect the cost of editing?
How much does it cost to edit an 80,000-word book?
word book that’s going to take between 53 and 320 hours. That’s a really wide range!
How turnaround time affects the cost of editing
How complexity affects the cost of editing
mar, and although it’s not technically difficult for me to fix those problems, if they’re extensive, it can be incredibly time consuming.
– and make sure they are all numbered and captioned correctly, and that the in-text references to them are correct. And that’s before I’ve looked at one word of the actual text! If I haven’t been told about that beforehand, it will definitely need a discussion with the author about the fee.