Know Your Worth – A Conversation about Perceived Value, Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.

Not long ago, I had a similar experience as what is related here.
A fellow author/proofreader and client wrote me to state that someone who queried her about her services asked, “Do I have to pay you if you don’t find any mistakes?”
I was amazed shocked and disgusted all at one time.
“Of all the nerve!” was all I could think to say!
People, you get what you pay for and if you’re doing a service for someone else by all the Gods do not be afraid to charge for it!
If those seeking out said services aren’t willing to pay for them let them do it themselves and have crappy work to show for it!
This kind of stuff boils my blood!

Plaisted Publishing



There are so many people who don’t understand what your job is.  I’ve had one client decided all I was doing was putting images in her book and therefore I cost to much…  Never had the nerve to ask me, never spoke to me again, never apologised.  Think about the job you are doing and how much time and effort, skills and experience goes into it… Then you may have a better understanding of the pre-publishing world.
I have also been trying to tell folks about researching who you hire to help you with your manuscript. Only paying a deposit and never pay full costs until a project is finished and approved. Like I usually say, ‘you don’t pay the plumber until after the job is done.’
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About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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2 Responses to Know Your Worth – A Conversation about Perceived Value, Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.

  1. Thanks, Patty. As the proofreader who received the comment, I didn’t much appreciate it.

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    • Well I guess not. You know, the more I think of it the harder my blood boils. That crap pisses me off. I just don’t like it. It’s disrespectful. That’s why I wrote this up the way I did. I was so glad to see that Claire had posted this. Looks like she and others have a belly full of it too.


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