This question is all about methodologies to handle the workload efficiently for a freelance who deals with copy/editing of documents/articles. In my branch (IT development) we have Agile Methodologies that help us to deal with development process, from the beginning to the end. I had a conversation with a person, who does copy/editing of articles, regarding which would be the correct methodology to deal with big amount of job by making the client be aware of the status/difficulties/blockers. I would like to know if there are effective planning techniques like Agile methodologies do and someone who is using them efficiently. Something that can be easily understood and accepted by employers/clients avoiding, as much as possible, delays, misunderstandings, and overloads. Is there any case study to take a look at? Books? Something that a professional copy/editor should know/use in order to make the organizational part less painful.
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