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Subject:Re: Quoting a user manual From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:55:17 -0700
I wouldn't quote a flat rate for a new client. I'd tell them what some
more or less similar project had cost, and explain the factors that
could result in their bill being higher.
I would require that they provide me with an evaluation unit for any
On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 2:20 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
> The deadline for completion is Oct. 27.
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