Hiring a Freelance Editor: Pricing and Getting the Most for Your Money

The Sarcastic Muse

The Freelance Editor Dilemma: Pricing and Getting the Most for Your MoneyI was chatting with my cousin a few weeks ago about freelance work. He used to work as a graphic designer—doing logos and such—and so he knows how difficult it can be to find work or, at the very least, to find people willing to pay for good work. Business owners would ask to have a professional logo made for next to nothing. And I thought: If that’s all the money they were willing to put into their business, then what does that tell me they think their company is worth?

The same issue occurs in the editing world, too. While many writers do understand that quality editing takes time and doesn’t come cheap, others seem to underestimate just what exactly editing entails—and what exactly they’re paying for.

I understand why writers may wish to find cheaper editing options—monetary issues or otherwise—but as with any business (and publishing novels is…

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Join Marcy McKay’s FREE 10-Day Creative Monsters Challenge

Image used with permission from Mudpie Writing

Image used with permission from Mudpie Writing

I posted yesterday on the Sarcastic Muse about Marcy McKay’s challenge over at Mudpie Writing, but it’s such a great, free opportunity, that I figured as many people should know about it as possible.

Today is the first day of the challenge, but I assume it isn’t too late to sign up. Even if you can’t participate right now, you will still have access to all the material and can complete the challenge at some later date that suits you. Pretty cool, huh?

So what is the Creative Monsters Challenge? Well . . . it’s basically for writers who battle all those pesky fears that interfere with our writing lives: procrastination, perfectionism, self-doubt, envy, etc. We’ve all felt one or the other at some point. Here’s a chance to connect with others and work through them.

As stated on Marcy’s site:

“The purpose of this Challenge is to give you valuable information about writing fears, direct access to me to answer specific questions, as well as to get to know other writers.

It will be FUN, INFORMATIVE , INTERACTIVE and NO PRESSURE!”

For more information on the challenge, visit Mudpie Writing: http://mudpiewriting.com/creative-monsters-details/
Or you can sign up directly by clicking this link here: http://forms.aweber.com/form/36/1198015036.htm

And if you want to know more about Marcy, you can read her story: HERE.

This is a great resource for writers at any stage, so go sign up!