charging for contract work

Subject: charging for contract work
From: Laura Dumin <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 20:00:29 -0800 (PST)

Hi all,

I have recently started doing a bit of travel for a contract-type job and I am trying to figure out what are billable hours. I have been working from home with the client for a while, but only recently have had to travel at all.

For instance, if I have to drive 60 minutes one-way to the location, do I bill for that? Also, if I am on-site, but there is some downtime, up to 20 minutes at a time, do I bill for the whole time that I am there or only the time that I am working? I want to be sure that I am neither over- or under-billing.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Laura Dumin
PhD Candidate, Technical Writing - OSU

Laura_Dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com

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