Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?

Subject: Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?
From: keith mahoney <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mark Filiatreau <mfiliatreau -at- psi-it -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:03:08 -0700

Mark, et al -

I'd be interested to know the Rate in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose
area in particular.

Keith

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Mark Filiatreau <mfiliatreau -at- psi-it -dot- com>wrote:

> ...in a place like the hyper-expensive Washington, DC, area?
>
>
>
> I am quitting my full-time tech writing job, but my company has already
> asked me to be available as a contractor on an as-needed basis. I was
> asked, "What's your rate?"
>
>
>
> I won't be needing benefits any more. My "gross rate" on my paycheck is
> about $40/hour, but of course, since we are a Federal govt. contractor,
> the govt. has been paying my company much more than that. How much, I
> don't know. I don't do just tech writing but also some Quality
> Assurance work and training in topics like QA and business
> communications.
>
>
>
> I imagine this has been covered in the Archives, but I haven't found it
> yet, so if this is an old topic, I apologize and ask: Please show me
> where to look.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark D. Filiatreau
>
>
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