Re: techwr-l digest: June 04, 2001

Subject: Re: techwr-l digest: June 04, 2001
From: Berk/Devlin <armadill -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 00:49:31 -0700

At 12:14 PM 06/04/2001 -0700, Beth Kane wrote:
>Can someone give me suggestions on how
>to come up with a fairly accurate estimate?

Beth, my suggestion is that you answer in the past tense. That is, show your potential client something that you have already written. Explain how long it took to write and what the extenuating/accelerating circumstances were. Explain that you do not know enough about their project to tell if it will take a similar amount of time per completed page.

And then say, "But, I do not bill on a project basis."


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