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Editing: a craft or a business?

The "Medievalist says editing is a business, but really means it is a craft and she is an artisan, not a business person," writes Rich Adin in his essay Medievalist or Futurist? (An American Editor, 9-18-13). We are experiencing a shift away from the (good old) "medievalist" days when editing, viewed more as a craft than a business,  Read More 
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How to set your prices as a freelancer or consultant

(Updated 11-13-14) How much does an editor earn? What can a writer make? What is the range on proofreading fees? Should I charge by the project, by the hour or day, or by the word or page?
"How much should I charge? ask writers and editors." The answer: That depends (among other things) on
• how good, how fast, and how reliable you are ("Cost. Quality. Speed. Pick any two.")
• how rare or specialized your set of skills (how valued the hairdresser who knows just how to do your hair)
• how deep or specialized your knowledge of the subject (and audience)
• what the market will bear, which varies regionally and by industry (book publishing is dirt cheap)
• how much the client can afford
• how easy  Read More 
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