If you enjoyed my recent posts on ballpark pricing, I'd recommend you head over to the An American Editor blog and read Rich Adin's 'The Business of Editing: Ballpark Quoting for Copyediting'.
Rich's analysis was inspired by his concern that the copyeditor doesn't have enough information about what's required such that an accurate ballpark quote can be provided.
Are you a copyeditor? Do you offer ballpark pricing? If so, how to you get round the issues that Rich addresses in his article?
If you'd like a refresher on what I wrote, you can read my articles here:
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