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

Subject: Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:26:34 -0700

What's the price of bread?

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> 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?
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> "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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RE: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?: From: Dan Goldstein
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