Estimating Editorial Costs

Presenter: Greg Ioannou
 Number of sessions: 1

Length: 1 hour
Language: English
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Member price: $42
Non-Member price: $60

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The most intimidating part of freelance editing is knowing what to charge. Estimate too high, and you won’t get any work. Estimate too low, and you can guarantee yourself a life of poverty. This webinar looks at the two major aspects of estimating: knowing how much to charge per hour (or page or word), and understanding how to assess how much work each manuscript will need. It gives examples of estimates for projects that range in scope from a short story to a major government project, and also demonstrates and evaluates some online estimating resources. It gives advice on such useful business techniques as upselling, downselling, and running screaming.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to confidently provide accurate cost and time estimates for editorial projects of all kinds.

This webinar is geared toward professional freelance editors (as well as in-house editors who have to prepare project budgets) who want to improve their ability to estimate editorial costs and prepare schedules.

Greg Ioannou


Former disc jockey Greg Ioannou evolved from a record reviewer in his spare time to a professional editor running a publishing company and a crowdfunding site.