Questions to expect from the freelancer

If you want to have a text written, edited or translated, the freelancer will probably ask you these questions:

  • How long is the text (total number of words, not pages) and what needs to be done with it?

  • What is the purpose of the text (for publication, oral presentation, marketing, etc.) and who is your intended audience (English native speakers, an international audience, specialists, etc.)?

  • How and when will you send me the text, and what is the deadline (turnaround time?

  • Are there any other considerations (holiday plans, printing schedule, etc.)?

  • Can you send me a sample of the text (an experienced editor or translator will often estimate the cost of a job only after seeing a representative sample)?

  • How and when will we interact to clear up any problems and/or questions?