Makes everyone act differently re: gratitude, etc. The free programs are generally okay, but I find they each seem to have their quirks. You might need to add things that were left out, or re-write sections of content. It's probably been asked before. The association also has meetings, see if there are some in your area.
When I first , I took editing jobs because I had to. I am very appreciative of the immediate response. However, I obviously don't want to discredit the profession and put higher paid, more experienced proofreaders out of work so I don't want to undercharge. This is a great site. Guys, if you want to embark on this lucrative career, I happen to own the domain name proofreading.
I even had to meet with the client separate times just to try and discover the intent of some sentences. Many of the sentences were pretty hard to decipher, just because they were so poorly written; I had to rewrite often. You want to help out, but you also need to earn a living. That would be pretty hard to sustain with more complex material that requires a lot of analytical thought. One editor might read twenty pages an hour; another editor might read fifteen pages an hour. For future reference, because I'd like to get some serious jobs and I don't want to insult my clients with an exceedingly high price.
But next time I would have it all in writing and let the client know you will charge extra for writing. Customize it any way you like with pictures, logos, your web site, etc. Astrid Astrid Elke Johnson wrote: I believe that the standard these days is to charge half the amount per word for proofreading as for translating. Dear Miranda, Thank you for such a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide for charging for freelance editing. You probably want at least 20zl per page standard rate would be about four pages per hour. It's no wonder she is the best freelance writer in the online personal finance space.
I am afraid I do not know the value of each hour of your time but I assume you do. Proofreaders typically must have a degree in English or a related field. The thing is, companies are starting to realise that, as with language lessons, with proofreading you get what you pay for. Sarah The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators. Any input you have about this type project would be helpful. There is money to be made in it, but it takes a long time before you get the proper money earners.
After that you should be able to calculate how many hours it will take you to do the entire thesis. We're not here to enable lazy college students. I was told the number of hours were 3 times the normal amount. With time, you'll figure out how to judge that but don't undersell yourself. Thank you so much for posting it. Methinks one would get paid better than that even in Brazil or the Orient.
Best, Nicole Rates vary enormously. This is what web content will cost you. Our rates are per page and vary depending upon the turnaround time you need and the service level. But then, I only had myself to support and had other sources of income. But, as you consider your rates, here are some things to keep in mind: What Type of Editing Are You Doing? Such documents were drafted, re-drafted and edited many times. Agree with Tywais, good point about having personal background to the subject area, physics of course a good example.
Discounts For special student circumstances and very large jobs, including novels and complex websites, we offer generous discounts. Thanks Dec 21, 2005 Thanks everyone for your help. Once my Polish got good enough to translate, I turned down almost all proofreading jobs. You will need to be in regular contact with the customer to ascertain what they were trying to say. What's the going rate for English proofreading in Shanghai? Academic dishonesty aside -- or maybe because of it, I don't know -- I think I got underpaid. Make friends with these people and they might be able to kick some of their overflow towards you.
If you charge by the character, you can find yourself struggling with some godawful rubbish for ages and then getting paid very little. What would be a reasonable length of time to do it in? This has gone back and forth 3 times. We specifically created this service for the author whose manuscript has already been reviewed by another editor or proofreader and is in the final draft stage. All projects and papers are very different in terms of how heavy one needs to proof or edit, how long a document is, and obviously how many hours it might take to do thoroughly. This is because the quality of the text greatly varies and it is impossible to predict exactly how long a certain proofreading job will take. I consider myself qualified as an experienced proofreader and editor. When you select the Clarity Check, your editor will help you tell a clear and convincing story.