The latest on my column for Rich Adin's An American Editor blog is available now at: 'The Proofreader’s Corner: Testing Editorial Pricing Models'.
In this article, I focus on how even experienced editorial freelancers should regularly evaluate what they are charging and how they are determining the price for a job, and whether they should introduce new pricing models that could increase their income. We’re back in the world of testing.
Sadly, this is my final article for Rich. I've been writing my monthly column for An American Editor for three years and I've loved it. It's been an honour to contribute to such a well-regarded resource, and I've learned a huge amount from Rich (who thoroughly critiques and edits every article prior to publication).
However, all good things have to come to an end. I've always been a stickler for work/life balance. My proofreading business is busier than ever (all that marketing I'm always banging on about really does work!), so it's important to me that I manage my down-time accordingly. I've therefore decided to hang up my An American Editor hat.
This doesn't mean that I'm going to stop writing, though. I'll continue to keep posting regularly here on my own blog, The Proofreader's Parlour, and I hope you'll continue to read, enjoy and comment on my thoughts about the business of editorial freelancing.
Finally, I want to thank Rich, and wish him and his other contributors continued success. Even though I'll no longer be writing for An American Editor, I'll be reading the blog avidly, sharing the valuable content that's posted there, and commenting when I think I have something to add.
Louise Harnby is a professional proofreader and the curator of The Proofreader's Parlour. She is also the author of Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers, Marketing Your Editing & Proofreading Business, and Omnibus: Editorial Business Planning & Marketing Plus.
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