Re: pay per word

Subject: Re: pay per word
From: "Chuck Martin" <twriter -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:09:36 -0700

"NCTechWriter" <nctechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in message
news:110722 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> > Anybody have any idea what a good rate for pay per
> > word is?
> >
> > A friend has been offered some work with the pay in
> > this manner. She has 5 years experience and a
> > master's in technical communications...

The friend might inquire what the per-function (or per-line-of-code) rate is
for the programmers....

Oh, we don't pay programmers per line anymore.

They why would similar work be paid differently?

"I don't entirely understand it but it is true: Highly skilled
carpenters don't get insulted when told they are not architects,
but highly skilled programmers do get insulted when told
they are not UI designers."
- anonymous programmer quoted in "GUI Bloopers"

Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net


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