Re: Tech Comm Survey

Subject: Re: Tech Comm Survey
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:06:55 -0400

When tech writing project get thin, like they've been around here
the last three years, the going rate for so-called tech writing
seems to be about $10 to $13, and they expect you to take minutes
at meetings. I've passed on those opportunities. Weekends, I bill
my pony ride out at $100 per hour, six hour minimum.

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:55:52 -0400, T.W. Smith <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I sense contracts are going down to $40 and less. I've seen them that
low. But, there's a point of no return. For example, to fix my car
costs $70/hour in labor. Same for a plumber. Except on weekends. The
guy who mows my lawn or plows my driveway charges 30. At some point,
it makes sense to do that work myself and not take a gig.

$40 a high? Sounds low.


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