Advice on contract pay

Subject: Advice on contract pay
From: Gene Hirayama <yujigh -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 08:18:28 -0700 (PDT)

I have some questions about tech writing contracts.
Any help is appreciated.

1. What is the current market rate for a contract tech
writer with 2+ years of experience? What minimal skill
sets should the person have?

2. What contract rate (hourly) would you charge a
student-intern or entry-level tech writer? What
minimal skill sets should the person have?

I know that contract rates differ for each region, but
I'm trying to get a general sense of what's out there
from the low-experience to the experienced range.


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