How to Hire a Copy Editor on Skillhub
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How to shortlist copy editing professionals?
Once you post your job, our copy editors’ proposals will start rushing in. All of them will be hoping to deliver the best copy editing services to you and enhance the quality of the content you need help with. When this happens, you can review all the applications your job receives and choose a few you like the best to shortlist them. You can then compare the experts’ characteristics to choose the best candidate. Consider their specialties, hourly rates, reviews, experience, and whatnot. We’re sure you won’t have any trouble finding the one.
How to hire a copy editor for book publishing?
A lot of our copy editing experts have experience in the publishing industry and with book editing in particular. Thanks to how large our talent pool is, you’re guaranteed to find at least one expert among our book editors for hire who’ll specialize in your exact genre and meet other requirements you have. More commonly, though, a job receives 5+ applications from perfectly competent and experienced editors. So unless you’re trying to cheap out and expect a professional copy editor with an unrealistically low hourly rate, finding a book editor on Skillhub won’t be difficult. Look at the experts’ tegs; there should be Book Editing among theirs. Fiction Editing and Editing are also suitable options.
Copy Editing FAQ
A copy editor is a person responsible for editing an already written text to perfection. Copyedited texts should be fully ready for publication, be it online or on paper. A copy editor may or may not double as a proofreader. If they don’t, their copy edits should then be passed to a proofreader, who’ll improve the grammar, get rid of minor stuff like extra spaces, and so on. Luckily, though, a lot of our copy editors double as proofreaders, so you won’t need to search and pay twice.
Our copy editors have different levels of expertise and amounts of experience. Some of the less experienced among them charge as little as $28 for an hour of work. If you want someone more experienced, expect to pay $40+ per hour (which is still very affordable). Most importantly, the copy editing cost on Skillhub is always transparent. You negotiate the price with the editor you choose and don’t have to pay anything extra.
Whether you’re looking for an academic copy editor, someone to edit your social media posts, or a copyright editor for a book, it’s okay to wonder if you really need them. The answer is a confident yes in any case. No matter how good of a writer you are, you still need an editor. Collaborations with editors help authors look at their texts with fresh eyes, notice the issues they didn’t notice before, and polish everything to perfection. Without an editor, most texts end up sloppy, which affects the reader’s impression poorly.