How? If you have a good education you'll already have many of the necessary skills for researching, although it'll help if you have some experience, too. Finding work is mostly a question of putting up and answering ads. The Society of Authors has a quarterly journal called Author, where researchers can advertise their services to writers. You could also take a look at writers' forums such as writersservices.com and writernetwork.com. Once you've started, if you're good, efficient and reasonably priced, you should get work through word of mouth.
How much can I earn? It depends on the type of project but researchers can generally expect to be paid between £8 and £20 an hour.
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