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

Subject: RE: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?
From: "Peter Hirons" <peter -at- galley -dot- ie>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:41:23 +0100

The 1/1000 rule is a good bet on this side of the pond too.

Peter

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I meant that in Metro DC, the 1/1000 rule of thumb seems to work, i.e. a
FTE whom an employer would hire for $75,000/year can reasonably expect to
get $75/hour as an independent contractor. It sounds like the ratio in CA
is much higher, i.e. worse for the contractors.


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From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:28 PM
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Subject: Re: What's a good freelance rate for technical writers?

So different from where? Mark said his company is paying $55-80, which is
not wildly different from here. I think some very technical API
specialists might be able to get $75 on a 1099 basis, but then salaries
for those jobs are higher as well, more like $120-130K.





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

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