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Editcetera Policies

Editcetera selects highly skilled, experienced professionals to refer to our clients. Members then work as freelancers. Following are answers to some commonly asked questions about our policies.

How quickly can I get someone to help with my job?

Will a freelancer work at my job site?

Who sets the terms?

What is Editcetera’s rate?

Is it okay to call a member directly?

Is Editcetera an employment agency?

Does Editcetera fill openings for permanent employees?

Does Editcetera offer professional development?

How does Editcetera select its members?

How quickly can I get someone to help with my job?

Our director begins looking for a member to help you immediately after talking with you. Although we are sometimes able to fill same-day jobs, the further in advance you call, the better we will be able to meet your precise needs. We recommend that you contact us as soon as you know you will need freelance assistance.

Will a freelancer work at my job site?

Yes. Editcetera members frequently work on-site. Freelancers who work at your location must be paid for at least 4 hours per day.

Who sets the terms?

After the director has helped you find the appropriate Editcetera member for your project, you deal directly with that person. You and the member discuss the scope of the work and determine the fee and schedule.

What is Editcetera’s rate?

Editcetera members set their own rates, depending on the type of work required and other aspects of the job. Our director may be able to give you a typical price range for your job but cannot quote an exact figure. Most members prefer to work on an hourly basis, although some will negotiate project or page rates. Indexers often work at page rates. Payment terms are net 30 days. Editcetera requires a minimum of $200 for the first job that one of our members does with a new client. We do not charge a separate referral fee to clients.

Is it okay to call a member directly?

Absolutely. We are not an agency, so you may work directly with any member after being referred. If you have a concern or need additional assistance, however, you may call Editcetera at any time.

Is Editcetera an employment agency?

No. Our director fills the job requests we receive and manages our daily operations, and office staff handle billing. All of our members are self-employed, however.

Does Editcetera fill openings for permanent employees?

No. Applicants for membership in Editcetera must be committed, full-time freelancers, so we are rarely able to help fill full-time positions.

Does Editcetera offer professional development?

Yes. Editcetera offers editorial workshops on subjects such as proofreading, editing, grammar, and the business of freelancing. Novices and publishing professionals alike attend our workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Custom workshops can be arranged to meet the needs of individual companies. We also offer distance learning programs, which participants may begin at any time and complete at their own pace.

How does Editcetera select its members?

Because our clients depend on us to refer only the most highly qualified publishing specialists, we make sure that our screening process is thorough. We consider length and quality of experience and test results or work samples, and we talk to references. Members are first admitted on a provisional basis and become full members only after their work has been reviewed.


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