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Freelance scientific copy-editor.


You can read my irregular waffles at advogato.org/person/chalst/.


Jan
9
awarded  Organizer
Jan
9
revised Should freelance writers keep their online business separate from offline?
edited tags
Jan
9
answered Should freelance writers keep their online business separate from offline?
Jan
9
comment Should freelance writers keep their online business separate from offline?
I understood the qn's online/offline dichotomy to be about where the writing appears, not about how the freelancer makes themself visible.
Jan
1
comment Journal subscription secrecy
@jae: Thanks for the link, I've edited it in.
Jan
1
revised Journal subscription secrecy
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Jan
1
comment Journal subscription secrecy
Right. E.g., Nature charges up to about 25x as much to libraries as it does to individual readers for some of its journals, and most decent journals are available free to members of one academic society or another. A point made in Darnton's article is that publishers and libraries negotiate for bundles of journals together.
Jan
1
comment Journal subscription secrecy
This is a little bit of a stretch, but it's submitted according to the premiss that information about how publishers get their money is always interesting to professional writers.
Jan
1
asked Journal subscription secrecy
Dec
27
answered Publishing and selling ebooks
Dec
27
answered What is the key reference documentation and how should I cite BASH?
Dec
27
awarded  Commentator
Dec
22
comment How would a source be referenced in the typical paper/book?
Note that Chicago supports a mixed notes-with-reflist style. I think that Chicago is more common than CSE in physical science and engineering. Biomed is something else again.
Dec
21
comment What are advantages/disadvantages to use a CC-license for your writings?
@jae: There's much less of a correlation between journal expense and quality than you might think, mainly because many of the best journals are published by scholarly societies, which for the most part charge what they need, not what they can get. Open access seems to have run out of steam, because the biomed journals didn't go along with it.
Dec
21
revised What are advantages/disadvantages to use a CC-license for your writings?
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Dec
21
awarded  Teacher
Dec
21
answered What are advantages/disadvantages to use a CC-license for your writings?
Dec
21
awarded  Editor
Dec
21
comment At what point does an author deal with an editor?
+1 Useful question: the anti-editor tone has worked out well as a foil for the responses.
Dec
21
revised At what point does an author deal with an editor?
answer more of question