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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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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.


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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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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM

I think tipping is only really necessary if you think the editor went above and beyond. It's something to show your gratitude, especially if their asking price is low for what they are doing (most editors ask for much less than what they are worth). 

 

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