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    anyone else doing technical editing on c

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    by basilisk ·

    For a while, I have been considering trying to set myself up as a (part-time) technical editing/indexing consultant/contracter. I live in a university town, and I know of many cases where professors and grad students could use some help with their writing when it comes to scientific papers, dissertations, and textbooks; however, I am not sure if this is something I could get paid a reasonable amount for.
    Is anyone out there doing this kind of consulting work, or knows about someone who is, who could give me advice?

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      anyone else doing technical editing on c

      by avachon ·

      In reply to anyone else doing technical editing on c

      Hi, I did editing for people when I was a graduate student (same scenario, college town). If this is something you do yourself (without university involvement or temp. places), you must determine your rates and advertise. You can advertise in local and campus papers (note your rates); look at prices by competitors (the places that offer notes for students, typists who type and format dissertations, etc.). For editing, you may charge either per page or a flat amount for a document X length (x usually running around 20 pages). You could also contact department chairpersons (physics, medical departments, chemistry, etc.) and talk with them about your intent and options for advertising within their particular departments (remember, there are mail areas, etc. not open to the public and people are more likely to look at notices there than those huge bulletin boards in hallways. Hope this helps.

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        anyone else doing technical editing on c

        by basilisk ·

        In reply to anyone else doing technical editing on c

        Thanks for the info, but I was hoping to hear from someone who had done this more formally, not just as a way to make some exta cash while in college.

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