I don’t know if I’ve told anyone this to this site in the past 5 years, or maybe people just think I’m some sort of coding genius? But I don’t know a damned thing about formatting. I’m just starting to learn the basics of editing.
And money is money. I’m not going to worry about how much it costs. If it costs $300 for formatting for me, and everyone else is only charging a paltry $50, you better believe I’ll be forking over the former rather than the latter.
Because I have heard and read first hand accounts of people charging cheap rates for formatting and the master file was so messed up that nobody could read the book when it went to print–because the guy who charged $50 didn’t know a damned thing about formatting. He just quoted a price.
You want to talk about professionals? Well, I only deal with professionals. Their asking prices are not that steep. But I also know that by having such a price in play, I’m not going to be dealing with no rank amateur either.