Tips on advertising copyediting to students
November 21, 2011 9:48 AM Subscribe
Have you advertised copyediting services at colleges or universities? How did you do it? Do you have any tips?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (2 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a grad student looking for some part-time income and copyediting (probably for international students) would suit my schedule and skills pretty well. Right now, any income would be a huge help, so I am planning to put up posters this week and learn from the first few jobs, but I'd be very grateful for tips that could help me avoid disaster.
If you've done this, how did you advertise? (The schools in my city do not have writing centres.) Did posters work? Did you try contacting international office staff or similar?
What was the response rate like? Should I avoid contacting multiple universities?
How did you take payment, and at which stage of the process? Was this any different for assignments with a very short turnaround?
Any other advice?
Please enjoy the horrific grammar and spelling mistakes that seem to be inevitable in any question about editing.