I’m doing some background research on hiring a freelance editor. Our development team is ~50 people, but right now I’m the only person paid to care about docs (I’m working on turning our doc culture around!). My background is as an astronomer and software developer. I’m quickly learning that self-editing is tricky. As Jacob Kaplan-Moss said, ‘you need an editor.’
- Are there freelance editors out there who are GitHub and reStructuredText (Sphinx) savvy? (E.g., edits in pull requests; sending PRs against existing docs). Is this a thing?
- How do freelance editing contracts generally work? Per hour? Per word? What price range can I bring back to management?
Disclaimer: I don’t have any hiring authority within my organization so I can’t follow-up on any job proposals here. This is just to arm me with facts for management. That said, suggestions of editors would be awesome!