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Vivian Zenari

writer, editor, blogger

Services

Writing: journalism, government documents, reports, websites, technical writing, proposals, research, fact-checking

Editing: proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing

Experience: editor and staff writer for The Canadian Encyclopedia, technical editor for Spar Aerospace, freelance writing (nonfiction, fiction, and poetry) (see under Works)

Notes:

  • Rates and ranges are dependent on technical difficulty and required research time: contact Vivian for details.
  • One manuscript page = 250 words.

ESTIMATED PACES

Writing

1 to 3 manuscript pages per hour

Editing

Developmental editing 0.5 page per hour

Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a difficult text: 1 to 2 pages per hour

Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a standard text: 2 to 3 pages per hour

Copy editing a difficult text: 2 to 4 pages per hour

Copy editing a standard text: 4 to 7 pages per hour

Proofreading a difficult text: 4 to 6 pages per hour

Proofreading a standard text: 6 to 9 pages per hour

Indexing

8 to 20 pages per hour

Layout

Book Layout

6 to 10 pages per hour

Newsletter Layout

1 to 4 pages per hour

WRITING

Advertising Material Writing (Copy/Scripts/News Releases)

Advertorial Writing

Corporate/Business Writing Reports/Marketing Plans/Technical Writing

Government Writing News Releases/Studies/Reports

Newsletters (Writing only; layout extra)

Newspaper Writing

Large Daily Newspaper Writing

Smaller Community Newspaper Writing

Online/Web Site Writing

Periodical Writing

General Interest/Consumer Magazine Writing

Trade/Special Interest Magazines

Scripts

Radio

Television

Speech Writing

Ghost Writing

Articles

Books

Adaptation

Literary

Other

EDITING

RESEARCH AND FACT-CHECKING (without writing or editing)

TEACHING

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