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Where can I market my services as a copy editor? I'm still working on my undergrad- how much should I charge?

Asked by funnynerd (160points) April 12th, 2010

I’m working on my undergrad in journalism, am the editor in chief at my student newspaper and am well on my way to the level of hyper-fluency necessary to be a professional copy editor.

In the meantime, I am really, really good at what I do, but I have to take into consideration that:

1) I don’t have my bachelor’s degree yet
2) I don’t want to be the Wal-mart of copy editors

I look forward to this community’s responses!

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Contact independent web and print designers. Maybe even offer services to big agencies but it’s easier with the independents. Everyone of them I know uses copy editors on a regular basis. Everyone of them is looking for a deal to keep their project on budget.

Craislist is a start.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I don’t know how much to charge, it depends alot on where you live. I would post a note at the Student Union. When I was in college I would have loved to have someone find all my spelling and grammar errors.

gailcalled's avatar

Well, this may be carping, but I would say “undergraduate degree” and I would use hyphens in editor-in-chief.

And I do not understand what either “the Wal-mart of copy editors“or “hyper-fluency” means. (Plus, it’s Walmart, officially.)

funnynerd's avatar

Oh hey, gailcalled, for the record “editor in chief” and “editor-in-chief” are both correct.

gailcalled's avatar

The record wins.

funnynerd's avatar

I’ve seen it “Wal-mart” and “Walmart.”

Anyway, what I mean by it is… I don’t want to unfairly undercut the competition.

shadling21's avatar

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Several Flutherites gave helpful answers, so I encourage you to check it out.

ETpro's avatar

@gailcalled It’s actually Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (branded as Walmart). :-)

gailcalled's avatar

My sincere apologies. Go thou and sow the hyphen, with my blessings.

funnynerd's avatar

:) Sorry for being kind of rude about how I explained the “editor in chief” thing. I guess I’m a touch defensive…

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