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The Proofreader’s Corner: How Lucrative Are Your Editorial Clients Really? Keeping an Eye on Creeping Costs (Part II)
My latest contribution to "The Proofreader's Corner" column of Rich Adin's An American Editor blog is now available.
In this two-parter, 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, I look at the additional costs that can creep into the actual editorial stage of a booked-in proofreading project, and into 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).
You can read Part II in full here: The Proofreader’s Corner: How Lucrative Are Your Editorial Clients Really? Keeping an Eye on Creeping Costs (Part II).
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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