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

Subject: RE: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:22:53 -0400

Sorry -- what's today's market rate for contract tech writing in the
Metro DC area?


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:21 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?

"Fixed rate" and "market rate" are mutually exclusive.

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> Oh, really? What are the fixed market rates for contract tech writing
> in the Metro DC area?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 1:18 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?
>
> There's only one scenario. Contracting rates, like other prices, are
> set by the market. Outside of the occasional local boom, few
> freelancers can afford to pick and choose their clients. In the
> current economy, many freelancers take contract work only because they

> can't find regular jobs. If your income from contracting doesn't bring

> in as much income as you need or want, that sucks, but that doesn't
> mean you can raise your rates.
>
>


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What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?: From: Mark Filiatreau
RE: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?: From: Dan Goldstein

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