OT: editing question/ SF Xmas book

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Jan 22 22:25:19 EST 2005

HSchinske at aol.com wrote:

> Yikes, that sounds way low to me!  I was charging US$1.75 per page as 
> a proofreader for a technical magazine over six years ago (and I was 
> fast, probably too fast). I've forgotten how dense the pages were, but 
> I think if anything they had more text than the average book page. 
> There were a lot of citations.

Well, I did say this was the going rate for student work. It's also 
double-spaced, remember.

> By the way, I'm in the middle of a year-long certificate program in 
> editing at the University of Washington, so hope to be getting into 
> more of this kind of work pretty soon. (The magazine work went away 
> when the local publisher got bought out by Elsevier, and I was having 
> a baby anyway and got sidetracked.)

So, what's the going rate? Or is it a secret until you graduate?


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