This is a mini moan. Not a biggie. I’ve had a few potential clients in recent weeks ask me “how much will it cost to proofread” their article / book / blog / training manual, etc.
You might suggest that is a very fair question. After all, buyers need to know how much a service will cost. However, the title of my gig is “I will proofread 1,000 words in British English for $10.”
When I politely message back - for example saying your article has 12,000 words, I will therefore ask $120 - I hear nothing! I’ve had a few of these in recent weeks.
Trust me. I’m not losing any sleep over it, I still have plenty of other orders, but it just mildly irritates me that some people ask such a daft question.
It’s also more than slightly irritating when some people up front ask for a discount because they are putting a lot of work my way. Err, no. No discount. It will take me 12x longer to read 12,000 words than it will 1,000 words. This is my time. Not sweets.
Mini moan concluded.