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There are some areas where programmers and technical
writers sprouted like weeds during the height of the dotcom
era and the demand since the end of it has never recovered.
If you think these rates are low, check the rates for "technical
writer" jobs where the requirements don't include any
programming or other technical skills. I've seen ads as low
as $12/hr. Most go unfilled for long periods of time, but the
fact that anyone thinks it's worth the time and effort to post
them in the first place is still telling.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> You talk about earning more, etc., and that sounds great. So, I wonder
> why the rates listed at the top of you web page are so low:
> Visual Basic .NET utility programming and
> Rapid Application Development (RAD) - $25/hr
> Enterprise Web Design and Development - $20/hr
> Technical Writing - Technical Editing - $20/hr
> Why the disconnect?
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