Subcontractors and billing

Subject: Subcontractors and billing
From: "Jeff Jansen" <jeff2 -dot- 0 -at- modestsystems -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 22:58:36 -0800


I am a freelance self-employed tech writer. I'm considering hiring a
subcontractor (more junior than I) to work on a project, but I've never
hired a subcontractor before. I'm wondering how those of you who have done
this handle the hourly billing arrangement with both the sub and the client.
Let's say I bill the client for my time at $75/hr. If I pay my sub $50/hr,
would you bill that time to the client at $50, and then directly bill your
time reviewing the work and managing the sub at $75? Or would you bill all
the sub's time at $75, and then let your review and management time come out
of the $25/hr difference, without billing your actual hours doing that
particular work? Does anyone use any other scenario that works for them?

Jeff Jansen : Portland, Oregon : USA

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