Notes from An Alien

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Editing seminar snapshots: How much should you budget for editing your book? And how should you choose an editor?


Just *had* to give you another Roz Morris re-blog—especially since she’s so comprehensive in this one, about editing…

Nail Your Novel

w&alogoThis very good question came up when I spoke at the Writers & Artists selfpublishing summit a few months ago. And my answer… deserves a post.

dollar-1071788_960_720First, there seem to be two modes for charging: by the hour and by the wordcount or page. With the wordcount, writers can be quoted a fixed price, so everyone knows where they stand. With an hourly rate, it’s much more difficult for the writer to know how much they’ll be spending.

The convention seems to be that developmental editing is quoted by the wordcount or page, and other phases are priced by hour. Here’s a post that describes the different editing processes and the order to use them in.

Second, editors set their own fees. Does a low price indicate good value? It might if the editor is starting out and doesn’t yet have a reputation. But might they also be lacking…

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2 responses to “Editing seminar snapshots: How much should you budget for editing your book? And how should you choose an editor?

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris August 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    ‘Notes from an Alien’ is turning into my second home. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai August 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      What time would you like dinner?

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