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#1 Mdane

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:41 AM

Hi guys,

 

I'm from Australia (the land of no tipping because every employee gets paid a fair wage from their employer), and am hiring a professional editor to go over my manuscript. She is from America. My question is, do you tip editors, and if so, what is the standard?

 

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#2 lnloft

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:35 AM

My gut instinct would be no. It's a little hard to define the difference between a tip-expected service and a non-tip service, but the eyeball test to me says an editor wouldn't get one.


Nothing to reciprocate on right now; I'm off in the query trenches.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:06 AM

No. They will set a price (per word or whatever) and that's what you pay.



#4 Mdane

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 03:28 AM

Awesome, thank you both for your answers :)


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:49 AM

I also edit and I've never received a tip, nor have I expected one. If/when you get the book published (or publish it yourself) it might be nice to send him/her a copy, but it's not mandatory.






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