RE: billable hours

Subject: RE: billable hours
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:03:28 +0000

I've only worked freelance for a few relatively short periods through the years, but I don't think that my non-billable "work" hours came anywhere near to equaling the number of billable hours I put in. OTOH, I never had the experience of having to waste time on things like chasing after nonpaying clients, so maybe I just got lucky.

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
On 4/5/2010 7:19 PM Milan_DavidoviÄ wrote:
Regarding the rule of thumb about freelancers being able to bill for
half the hours worked, given here:

Does that ring true for those of you who work as freelancers? I don't,
and I've been to only a few talks on freelance tech writing, but I've
never heard of this before.

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