Newsletter bid question

Subject: Newsletter bid question
From: "Susan Hogarth" <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 15:09:27 -0400

Sorry if this is a bit off-topic. I've been asked to bid on a
freelance job editing (and some writing and/or badgering people to
write) and layout of an organizational newsletter. It's generally a
8-24 page newsletter. They require it to be composed in InDesign and
'prefer it done on a Mac' (I have no idea why they are
software-specific and hardware-hungup since they aren't providing the
hardware). I'm not sure if they have an available template, thoyugh I
have to assume they

They won't get it done on a Mac (unless I decide it's a good enough
excuse to buy one:) but I might-could be persuaded to buy InDesign.

A couple of questions:

1) InDesign has a one-month trial. Does anyone know offhand if there
are limitations to the trial version that will somehow muck up the
version I send to the printer?

B) Any advice on bidding (amount)? It will be monthly or bimonthly, 8-24 pages.

Generally, I've been wanting to get into newsletter freelancing, so
this is cool (plus it's an org I am involved with), but I really am
not 100% sure of the questions I should ask or the rate I should set.
I'd love thoughts!

Susan Hogarth

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