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Is my work with EconWriter International confidential?
All versions of your documents and any consultations remain confidential. Also, you or your organization will not be used in any advertisements or testimonials without your prior consent.
How does the process work to get help through EWI?
Owner and principal economist/writer/editor Caroline Beetz Fenske, PhD will hold initial conversations with you (via email, phone, web conference, or in person) to determine which team member(s) can best support your needs. Even when Caroline will not be handling your work herself, she will be available to consult with on your project.
How do we confirm our arrangement in terms of hours to complete the work, cost per hour, and delivery date?
Typically, a draft contract will be emailed to you for your review. This will contain hours to complete the project, cost per hour, and the date for delivering your report/research/edits, etc.
How are payments made?
Payments by students and professors are usually made using PayPal through the EconWriter International website’s “Rates/Checkout” tab. Typically, 40 percent payment is due upon agreement of the contract, with the balance due within 10 days of delivering the final product. For larger institutions and companies, a contract determines the payment terms.
What types of computer software do you use for research and writing?
Microsoft Excel is normally used to compile and manipulate data. For writing, Microsoft Word is typically used (which can be converted from and to PDF formats), and edits can be made using its track changes feature. Alternatively, Overleaf can be used. Website content development and updates can be made using WordPress.
What if I would like help with a second pass of edits when the edits are substantive and numerous?
Unless a second pass is part of the original contract, a new contract will be drawn up for a second look at the document.
Are you able to incorporate thesis advisor comments when editing my dissertation?
It is EconWriter International’s policy that students write their own revisions suggested by their thesis advisors. However, it would be a pleasure to provide edits to these revisions and give commentary on the revisions where needed.
What if I have questions about the deliverable (paper/research/article/website content/edits, etc.) once I receive it?
We are happy to answer a reasonable amount of questions on the final work product at no additional charge. Lengthy discussions will be billed at the regular hourly rate.
How is EWI organized as a company?
EconWriter International’s team is a network of freelance professionals under the direction of Caroline Beetz Fenske. Each team member in the network has highly specialized skills with outstanding credentials that supports EWI’s dual goals to improve the readability and effectiveness of economics documents and to offer sound data-driven economic policy advice.
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