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Hey friends,

I'm gonna try to supplement my (non-existent) income with freelancing, so I've set up an account on UpWork to do work in both editing/proofreading and game design consulting.

If anybody from here needs help, I'd be happy to cut you a deal so I can get some successful contracts to show on the site.

Here's the link to my profile: upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~

Boosts appreciated, thanks!

@jskellogg Color me interested. Roughly speaking, do you know how many pages one hour covers?

@Yoric
No, but we don't have to bill hourly. The site makes me list that on my profile, but then individual jobs can be billed differently.

Near as I can tell so far, the other option the site allows is a flat fee, which we could arrive at by getting a word count (for proofreading) or general idea of the document (for game design consulting).

What do you have in mind?

@jskellogg I'm currently writing a rulebook-ish about improv in role-playing games and storytelling. Current incomplete draft is 56 pages without layout or non-critical illustrations, I expect it to reach 80-100 pages before layout + non-critical illustrations.

I'm definitely in need of proofreading (not a native English speaker) and I need to think whether I need more than that.

Is this sufficient detail for you to reach an idea of price?

@Yoric
Proofreading is usually priced per word rather than per page, since page counts can vary due to illustrations, font size, page formatting, and so forth.

To just give you a frame of reference, if you had 90 pages at 700 words per page, that's 63,000 words. Thus, each penny per word is $630.00. How many pennies per word will depend on whether you just want spelling/grammar or more thorough "does this make sense?" editing, and so forth. Likely landing on 2-5 pennies per word.

Make sense?

@jskellogg Mmmh... 21,688 words for the moment, so $400-$1000. That's probably a tad expensive for me for a full book, but if need arises, I might call upon you for specific chapters :)

@Yoric
I know it seems like a lot; I've been on the customer side of this too (never good to edit your own work), so I get it. I'm happy to do smaller chunks if that's easier to budget. :)

Also, you could always try a Kickstarter. If it funds, that could cover editing costs (and art, and your own labor, etc).

Best of luck, and let me know when you're ready for some proofreading. :)

@jskellogg Thanks :)

I'm considering a Kickstarter for that book, but first, I want to finish my and see if people are interested :)

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