Re: software question
understanding packages such as Framemaker is an absolute if you want to consult.
Never said it wasn't. I quite agree that you must know *how* to use all those packages; I certainly do. I'm just not convinced that a novice freelancer needs to invest close to a thousand dollars (retail) in a package she may or may not be needing right away, especially if the work she does can be produced in some other format. New contractors are the ones most likely to be hired to work onsite, and therefore most likely to be provided the tools to use.
By the way, if she IS required to provide her own hard/software, that should be built into her hourly rate. I have two rates--one where I provide my own hardware and software, and one where I use the client's. It's an incentive for the client to provide the tools they're most comfortable with. With two-tier pricing, she can earn the money for those pricy packages and upgrades faster.
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