The business of editing

Professional editors’ and writers’ associations

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
http://www.the-efa.org/

Society for Technical Communication (STC)
http://www.stc.org/

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
http://www.amwa.org/

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) (in the UK)
http://www.sfep.org.uk/pub/gen/about.asp

Categories of editing

Categories of editing defined
http://www.editors.ca/hire/definitions.html

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
http://www.icmje.org/roles_a.html

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?”
http://www.csescienceeditor.org/article/the-value-of-copyediting/

Editorial Freelancers Association Code of Fair Practice
http://www.the-efa.org/res/code_TOC.php
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”
http://www.metmeetings.org/index.php?page=guidelines

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK) “Collective Wisdom” pages
http://www.sfep.org.uk/pub/gen/wisdom_intro.asp
and tips for a smooth working relationship from the perspective of the editor and the editee: http://www.sfep.org.uk/pub/gen/wisdom_intro.asp

Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC), Professional Editorial Standards
http://www.editors.ca/resources/eac_publications/pes/index.html

Australia: The Institute of Professional Editors and Canberra Society of Editors checklists
http://iped-editors.org/Resources_for_employers/How_to_brief_an_editor.aspx
http://www.editorscanberra.org/resources/commissioning-checklist/

Rates

Wendy Belcher’s article, “Academic Copyediting Rates: or, What to Expect When Hiring a Copyeditor”
http://www.wendybelcher.com/pages/ccopyeditingrates.html

Editorial Freelancers Association rate survey page
http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php

American Medical Writers Association rate survey page
http://www.amwa.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=298

Rate chart of a staffing agency in Minnesota, Writing Assistance, Inc., realistic ranges given for range of skills and responsibilities
http://www.writingassist.com/pdfs/freelanceratechartv2.3.pdf

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