Which is the best pricing model for editing and proofreading work? Data and testing
This free booklet offers one example of how an editor or proofreader might approach testing which pricing model works best for their editing and proofreading business.
I discuss how and why I collect data, and the macro and micro insights I've gained that have helped me to grow my editorial income stream.
Hope you find it useful! Visit the Money Matters page in my resource library to download this free booklet.
Louise Harnby is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who specializes in working with crime, mystery, suspense and thriller writers.
She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), a member of ACES, a Partner Member of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and co-hosts The Editing Podcast.
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29/10/2018 12:42:35 pm
Thanks so much Louise for this really useful book, I started my own editorial business earlier this year and am growing slowly.
30/10/2018 12:41:34 am
So glad you found it useful, Fiona! Congrats on your new business!
1/11/2018 12:39:59 am
Thank you for this informative booklet. I started collecting data last year, but you have convinced me of the need to collect as much data as possible. Now I can better see which information is missing.
1/11/2018 11:08:12 am
Thanks, Lina. Yes, the more data the more informed your decisions will be!
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2/11/2018 04:22:49 am
I will be starting a proofreading/beta reading/internet research business and this will DEFINITELY help. In figuring out that array formula for the price-per-1K word method--for someone just starting out--is there a "beginner" price you would suggest?
2/11/2018 04:06:11 pm
Glad you enjoyed it, Jan!
19/2/2020 07:18:43 pm
I wish that number of pages was straight-forward. Here's a question: How would you charge for a 33-page paper that needs to be reduced to 10 pages (with confused author input) and includes references in APA style?
19/2/2020 07:45:19 pm
I can't tell you how to price your work, Merridy. I work on completely different types of material to you and have my own distinct outgoings that might bear no relation to your business needs.
20/11/2020 11:05:57 am
Fixing now, John!
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