Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 11:17:10 -0700

You charged the same rate all the time? I had a
schedule of rates I sometimes used when I did
more contracting. It goes something like this
(the numbers will be 4-5 years out of date
because I've not revised it lately):

Research and write your documents from
hands-on access to your product as it is
developed, $50/hr.

Write your documents from information fed
to me by your developers and then test and
correct immediately prior to release based
on the final product, $65/hr.

If you want to watch me work and comment
on my hours, work location or methods (by
law you are not permitted to direct any of
these), $80/hr

If you're calling me in with less than 30 days
remaining until your product release because
you ignored your documentation or already
tried to do it yourself or with a different writer,
$100/hr.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Contracts are fun in that regard. I've run into that a few times as a
> contractor. It's amazing what results can be achieved by stating the
> obvious... "You're paying me $N/hour to be here, whether I take notes
> for you or work on this product release. How you choose to spend your
> money on my time is entirely up to you. I'm perfectly happy doing
> either so long as I get paid."

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Eric J. Ray
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Rob Hudson
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Collin Turner
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bill Swallow

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