RE: salary info

Subject: RE: salary info
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:13:05 -0500

Depends on experience, skills, geography, industry, etc. Around here
(Metro DC), $42/hour would be low for your self-reported experience and

And by the way: If you have experience writing technical documents as a
QA engineer in that industry, why not call yourself a technical writer?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Ford
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:19 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: salary info
> Hi there techwr group, I've been approached by an
> organization to help with a technical document
> as a contractor and haven't a clue what to ask
> for in terms of salary. I read the article on
> where it says the average contractor wage was
> $42/hr. Sounds nice, but I don't know how I
> compare to a career tech writer. The audience
> for the document would be IT engineers, and the
> subject is something I have extensive experience
> in. For several years, I was a QA engineer for
> the particular area they want documented. While
> doing that job, I wrote technical documents
> internally for the organization but I've never
> been a tech writer before...

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