Re: Quoting a user manual

Subject: Re: Quoting a user manual
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 17:27:29 -0400

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I charge an hourly rate. I've been wooing a client for many months and am
> finally close to getting what I hope to be my first of many assignments.
> Although I've created many user manuals, I have never had to provide a
> project estimate before.
>
> They project their motherboard user manual will be approximately 50 pages,
> with me being handed an InDesign file as its basic structure. No problem.
>
> I may have hands on access to a physical unit while I create the manual
> innards. I may have to make one trip by car to the client's site, which is
> but a few hours away through the country (read: likely a pleasant road
> trip).
>
> The deadline for completion is Oct. 27.
>
> Beyond complete specs and ready access to a SME, what other info should I
> ask for before providing an overall project estimate? What would you guess
> that estimate to be?

Hmm... maybe details on their review and sign-off/acceptance process?
22 days is pretty darn fast to make a doc of that many pages, IME,
unless SME access is instant and cooperative.

Bob
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