Re: Independent Editors - What do they do?

Subject: Re: Independent Editors - What do they do?
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:11:55 -0400

Tony,

There are all kinds of editors. Look at the masthead of, say, Time or
Newsweek, for example, or a scholarly journal. A copyeditor who
proofreads your work and checks your punctuation is not doing the work
of a senior editor who sets the direction and tone of a series of books;
selects and negotiates with authors; manages a staff of assistant
editors, researchers, and production editors; takes overall
responsibility for delivering a product on time that is accurate,
complete, well-designed and produced, and free of material that exposes
the company's management to ridicule or legal liability.

Hope this clarifies,

Dick



Anthony Markatos wrote:
>
> Qusetions to all listserv members:
>
> I recently reviewed the STC independent contractor salary survey. It says
> that the most typical task performed by independents is editing. Who is
> going to pay big bucks ($40 - 50 dollars/hour or more)to do administrative
> assistant work? (That is who typically edits my work.)
>
> Am I missing something: a more sophisticated service that editors provide?
>
> I seek responses for career planning purposes. All responses appreciated.
>
> Tony Markatos
> (tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)




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