So I was recently contacted by a conference, which looks relatively professional, which wanted me to hype them on my blog. I haven't decided whether I'll do that or not yet, but I was reading through their website and this line caught my eye:
"A deep critique goes beyond copy editing to discuss character, plot and theme; it normally costs $0.08 a word (or $8000 for a 100,000 word mss)."
Now, when some of you people pay for a professional editor to go over your novel, do you actually pay this as the going rate? Because if so, I'm obviously in the wrong line of work. =)
Speak up, those of you who have forked over cash for professional editors--what do they charge?
(And as to why I think hiring a professional editor is a bad idea; well that's another blog post, which may never be written.)