Re: Pricing of technical writing

Subject: Re: Pricing of technical writing
From: Sarah Stegall <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 21:59:36 -0800

On Saturday, February 26, 2005, at 06:33 PM, Dick Margulis wrote:

I _never_ discount the hourly charge for out-of-scope/change order work, because I _really_ want to disincent sloppy planning on the customer's part. I want that "overtime" charge to frighten them into complying with the assumptions in the proposal.

Does this actually work? Do you know if your pricing approach has actually forced compliance from a project leader? I'd be glad to know of ANY approach that would compel a manager to stick to a schedule.

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"Be a scribe! Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft. You are one who sits grandly in your house; your servants answer speedily; beer is poured copiously; all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is the heart of him who writes; he is young each day."--Ptahhotep, 4500 BCE

Sarah Stegall munchkyn at munchkyn dot com


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