thread: 2012-03-13 : Indie POV pt 2: Does It Pay?

On 2012-03-14, Simon R wrote:

@Graham They aren't freelancers who have worked for me.

But if you are suggesting there is a incentive to write faster at the possible expense of if you are paid by the word, then yes. This has had a detrimental effect on some people's work, particularly if the quality control is not good enough, naming no company names. This is true of any piece work, including art.

If it goes back with useful commentary when it's not up to scratch, that problem diminishes. And also, some experienced writers write very well, very fast and I'd hold up Ken, Robin or Lenny's work for example against anyone's.

I'm surprised to find that comparing those word rates to many fiction writers, they aren't even exceptional.


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