Re: TECHWR-L Digest

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest
From: Herman Holtz <holtz -at- CLARK -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 08:08:18 -0500

On Fri, 3 Feb 1995, Barb Philbrick wrote:

> P>The numbers that people have been throwing around in this thread
> P>(i.e., in the $30s) is pretty representative. I've seen higher, but as
> P>I said (er, I *think* I said: I didn't save it) in my previous post,
> P>this would be for short-term (under 100 hours) work.

> P>I've now seen info on the software and aerospace industries: does
> P>anyone else out there have some experience in other fields?

> I do most of my work for industrial control equipment (can we say
> hardware? <g>). It typically pays between $30 and $50, depending on
> expertise. The larger firms I know of in this area (Cleveland, OH) get
> between $40 and $50, though I've heard that the firm that charges $50
> sometimes goes lower. Most independents get between $30 and $40. I've
> bid against a writer who also has an EE, but my client didn't feel they
> were getting any value-added for the extra money and stayed with me.

I am currently working on a new book in which I will want to quote/cite
labor-hour rates and relevant remarks from as many sources as possible. I
look forward to seeing more discussion of this subject.


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Herman Holtz [holtz -at- clark -dot- net]: Marketing Consultant/Proposal Specialist,
Writing & Ghost Writing Services, 35 years experience. Author of 60+
professional/business books, including best-selling How to Succeed as an
Independent Consultant (Wiley). PO Box 1731, Wheaton, MD 20915. Tel:
301-649-2499. Fax: 301-649-5745.


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