Re: Time estimate for writing manual

Subject: Re: Time estimate for writing manual
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 13:50:07 -0700 (PDT)

Not only that, but make him understand that the better he trains you,
the better you will understand the application, and the better you
understand, the more efficient you'll be, which will reflect in the
price you give him.

> I agree with John, they will stop paying attention after reading
> "These estimates seem reasonable to me". Also, is this the exact
> wording you used? It's on the wishy-washy side, which doesn't paint
> a
> clear enough picture of your concerns for them. I would have
> relayed
> the same info as follows, from start to finish:
> "I appreciate you taking the time to conduct a preliminary
> estimation
> of work for this job, however I cannot agree to an estimate until I
> have had ample time using the product to determine the scope of
> work
> required of me to satisfy your product's documentation needs. I
> would
> prefer to go ahead with the product training as planned, and if the
> training is not enough for me to properly estimate the scope of
> work,

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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