RE: charging for contract work

Subject: RE: charging for contract work
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "'Laura Dumin'" <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:28:25 -0800

It depends. ;-)

Because I live about an hour drive away from places where one would probably
work, I don't usually charge for travel. Once I walk in the door, I'm on the
clock, as I can't do work for any other client while I'm at their site. If
they choose to have me sit and do nothing while they do other stuff, I bill
for that.

It's their time and if they choose to use it well or badly, it's still their
time and they pay for it.


sharon

Sharon Burton
MadCap Software Product Consultant
Managing your content, one topic at a time
www.anthrobytes.com
951-369-8590
IM: sharonvburton -at- yahoo -dot- com
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Subject: charging for contract work

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.

Thanks!



Laura Dumin
PhD Candidate, Technical Writing - OSU
http://english.okstate.edu/techwriting/index.html


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