Originally Posted by garricks
Too often my clients get distracted by any form. They don't want to do the copy editing part so they decide to virtually stand over my shoulder so they can "design" for me. I prefer they concentrate on the content & get approvals before layout. (Remember, a lot of what I do is heavy with medical jargon)
I suppose I have the luxury of not having anyone over my shoulder, it just doesn't happen. I can't stand people trying to work over my shoulder, their hot breath on your neck and the blurting out of directions with no consideration of the proximity of their mouth to your ear. It kills any organic part of your workflow and takes twice as long as everything becomes a discussion, so I refuse to allow it. If they insist, hourly rate x 2 per hour, but I've never had anyone insist.
I'd also prefer clients actually
proofed their copy too instead of signing an approval five minutes after I sent them something that would take more than that to just read
NOTE: I'm not saying it's the preferred method, I'm just empathizing with the client, they're excited and if they aren't, they should be.