I received a call this morning from one of the librarians at our public library. She asked whether I might call N.B., whom I do not know, as she has self-published a book of poetry, and her editor has sadly passed away. She’s looking for someone else to take on the job.
So I called her, and it turns out that she is involved with Create Space, and has her pages print-ready. What she’s looking for is someone who will use a computer to send everything to CS electronically. She doesn’t have, nor does she want, a computer, but needs someone to do this work for her. I’ve not worked with Create Space, but it looks fairly standard as far as self-publishing goes. She also wants me to take a look at her poetry and make suggestions. However, I can tell that she’s more interested in just having me take over getting her material to CS via computer.
I believe I can do that, and I’m happy to look at her poems as well. She wants to pay me, but I haven’t a clue as to what to charge. She won’t name a price. Her previous editor was doing this as a gift to her. So, if any of you have done any editing, would you please tell me what you feel an appropriate charge would be, either by the hour or per page?