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Calculating in Reading Time

Erin Brenner

One reader emailed me asking how I work reading the document into the cost estimate.

Basically, I figure out how long it will take me to read and include that as part of my estimate, whether it's an hourly or project rate. I have a fair idea of how long something takes me to read, but I can also do a sample read and calculate how long it will take me to read the whole thing.

Not every project allows for a full reading before editing begins, and not every editor is a fast-enough reader to ensure the price and time estimates aren't out of the client's reach. Each copyeditor has to figure out what works best for them.

Posted on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 1:19pm

Edit the sample from the

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Edit the sample from the middle of the manuscript, which has likely been reworked less often. Remember, though, until you read the entire manuscript, you don’t know what you’re getting into. I read the manuscript once I’ve been hired but before I begin editing. That way, if I discover something that will drastically throw off my estimate, I can renegotiate with the client. - Sarang303 Agen Bola Sbobet Ibcbet Casino 338A Tangkas Togel Online Indonesia Terpercaya
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