Re: How do I charge My client? -- about fixed-rate contracts

Subject: Re: How do I charge My client? -- about fixed-rate contracts
From: "Marc A. Santacroce" <epubs -at- ricochet -dot- net>
To: Thomas Neuburger <thomasn -at- twelfthnight -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:37:53 -0800

Tom, in the context of the original post, I understood that this was a new TW. I'd be super-surprised if he/she has the experience to figure #1 or #2 with any degree of confidence.


Tom Neuburger wrote: Here's what I recommend:

1. Figure out the effort -- X books of Y length and difficulty.

2. Figure out the schedule AND number of drafts -- begin on Date 1,
first draft on Date 2, 2nd draft on Date 3, final on Date 4.

3. Figure out the total price if all goes well.

4. In your contract, state the above, and tie engineering/corporate
input and response dates to each your delivery dates.

5. Now tie payment due dates to each of your delivery dates
like this (note the last two paragraphs):

Did you get any other responses, I'd be very interested in seeing them.

Marc

Marc A. Santacroce

Senior Technical Writer
ePubs, Inc.

"I write, I train; either way you learn."




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Re: How do I charge My client? -- about fixed-rate contracts: From: Thomas Neuburger

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