The business of editing

Professional editors’ and writers’ associations

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

Society for Technical Communication (STC)

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) (in the UK)

Categories of editing

Categories of editing defined

You Tube video: What Is Substantive Editing
Academic Medicine’s Editor-in-Chief, Steven L. Kanter, MD, interviews Albert Bradford, Director of Staff Editing.

Blog post by Jean Hollis Weber: What Is Substantive Editing
Ms. Weber is a retired technical editor and writer.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE): Roles and Responsibilities of Authors, Contributors, Reviewers, Editors, Publishers, and Owners: Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors

Selecting an editor and defining the assignment (and other helpful information for authors)

Council of Science Editors, “The Value of Copyediting: An (Un)Necessary Evil?”

Editorial Freelancers Association Code of Fair Practice
The code defines ethical standards and contract guidelines for editorial freelancers and clients, helps freelancers negotiate agreements, and promotes fair business practices.

A Mediterranean Editors and Translators article, “How to Choose an English Editor, Translator or Similar Service Provider”

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK) “Collective Wisdom” pages
and tips for a smooth working relationship from the perspective of the editor and the editee:

Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC), Professional Editorial Standards

Australia: The Institute of Professional Editors and Canberra Society of Editors checklists


Wendy Belcher’s article, “Academic Copyediting Rates: or, What to Expect When Hiring a Copyeditor”

Editorial Freelancers Association rate survey page

American Medical Writers Association rate survey page

Rate chart of a staffing agency in Minnesota, Writing Assistance, Inc., realistic ranges given for range of skills and responsibilities


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