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Subject:Writing by the hour From:Gwen Barnes <gwen -dot- barnes -at- MUSTANG -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 10 May 1995 20:06:54 GMT
-> >Why do lawyers charge upwards of $100 an hour? Because they know the
-> Could you explain this a little better. I don't think competing
-> writers write any faster than I do, but I haven't figured out how
-> to justify charging upwards of $100/hour. :-) ...RM
It all depends how much your knowledge, skill and expertise is worth to
your client. Consider how much it would cost the client in other ways if
they *fail* to get expert advice when they need it ... Sometimes $5.00
an hour is too much to pay, sometimes $500 an hour is an absolute
Gwen gwen -dot- barnes -at- mustang -dot- com
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