My latest contribution to "The Proofreader's Corner" column of Rich Adin's An American Editor blog is now available.
This month, I consider how freelance editorial professionals need to take care when assessing the financial value that various types of client group bring to the table, with particular reference to the issue of creeping costs.
Part I discusses the problem how each of us defines "good" or "poor" rates of pay; how fee expectations can vary even within, as well as between, client types; and creeping costs at the booking phase of editorial work.
In Part II (published in March 2015), I look at the additional costs that can creep into the actual editorial stage of a booked-in proofreading project, and the phase after completion.
You can read Part I in full here: The Proofreader’s Corner: How Lucrative Are Your Editorial Clients Really? Keeping an Eye on Creeping Costs (Part I).
About Louise Harnby
Louise Harnby is a professional proofreader, the curator of The Proofreader's Parlour, and the author of Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers and Marketing Your Editing & Proofreading Business. Visit her business website at Louise Harnby | Proofreader, follow her on Twitter at @LouiseHarnby, or find her on LinkedIn.
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