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The cost of proof-reading of a full time student's thesis?


youngman  
26 Feb 2007 /  #1
hi - i have been asked to proof read a full time student's thesis - does anyone know how much i should charge and by how i should charge for this task? - thanks

samuel
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Feb 2007 /  #2
how many words is it - i think the going rate is about a pint per 1OOO...
OP youngman  
26 Feb 2007 /  #3
thanks, but seriously ...
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Feb 2007 /  #4
but seriously...

what level is the thesis written at - undergrad/postgrad?

how long is it?

who are you doing it for?

what are the asking you to do - correct language or content?
Tlum 10 | 156  
26 Feb 2007 /  #5
The cost would depend on the word-count and complexity of the text..
OP youngman  
26 Feb 2007 /  #6
i don't know the word count, all i know is that it may be about five chapters, and i'll have to do each part twice (language not content) - undergrad. - long: ? - how should it be charged? x zl per page or 1,000 words - it doesn't feel right taking a lot of money from a student!
Tlum 10 | 156  
26 Feb 2007 /  #7
You could go 15 zl per 1,000 words.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Feb 2007 /  #8
i have charged international students in the uk both by the page or by word count and worked these out in relation to what i feel i can do in an hour... there are wide variations in language ability... experience has also taught me to establish from the start if they are expecting you to correct their errors... or just highlight them...

i really think it is up to the two of you to sit down and work out what is fair... the price i charge my friends is in my first post... which where i live is not far off 15zl per 1OOO
OP youngman  
26 Feb 2007 /  #9
thanks tlum/bubbawoo

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