Email for a project price quote as soon as possible (minimum of 1-4 weeks) before you want your project to begin.
When you email for a quote,
please have the following in hand:
Rule of Thumb: "You get what you pay for...."
- The approximate project size (number of proof pages, number of double-spaced manuscript pages, number of words, etc.).
- A brief description of the subject content, nature and scope, and intended audience of the project.
- The approximate date/s the proof or manuscript pages will be available (note: for indexing projects, work cannot begin until final proof pages are available and page numbers/content will no longer be changing).
- The approximate date/s for project/component completion.
- Your complete contact information.
- Your project budget projections.
- For indexing projects, the type and number of indexes required (subject/topical, name, drug or disease/disorder reference, combination, etc.).
- For editing projects, the type and level of edit required (technical, developmental, copy, etc.).
- For proofreading projects, the level of proofreading required (light, moderate, heavy, etc.).
In today's market, freelance indexers, editors, and proofreaders charge a range of rates for their respective services. When searching for a freelancer, you may opt to obtain quotes from several freelancers prior to deciding on one to complete your project. There can be a real danger in "putting the project out for the lowest bid." Experienced freelancers tend to charge a little more, but they also tend to consistently return a much higher quality product/service in much less time. Experienced freelancers also tend to be more busy, so it is advisable to "book" an indexer, editor, or proofreader at the earliest possible time.