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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a minimum of $35 per project. Before I can give an exact quote, I need to know how many words I'll be editing. My pricing per word is: * proofreading - $0.01 (1¢) * copyediting - $0.03 (3¢) * structural copyediting - $0.05 (5¢) If you need me to check your formatting (IBM, APA, MLA, or Chicago styles), add an additional 1¢ (for example, a proofreading and format check will be 2¢ per word). If you need me to format a paper (IBM, APA, MLA, or Chicago styles), add an additional 2¢ per word (for example, proofreading & formatting will be 3¢ per word). If you're writing a dissertation, thesis, or capstone, and the pricing is worrying you, don't let it (most of my academic projects are proofreadings or proofreadings with a format check).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?With my writing and editing projects, I take a very measured and structured approach to the process. My experience as a project manager comes in handy here, as I want to make sure you meet your deadline (if you have one).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA and MA in English, am a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the American Copy Editors Society. I've written and edited newsletters, periodicals, web pages, knowledgebase articles, white papers, academic papers, conference papers, workbooks, theses, capstones, and dissertations. I also have access to two collegiate (one of which is a research university) and two municipal libraries and am trained in utilizing their resources to create proper citations. I can also work with your Zotero libraries!