Re: Going Rate for Contract Writing

Subject: Re: Going Rate for Contract Writing
From: Herman Holtz <holtz -at- PALTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 08:58:24 UNDEFINED

In article <4d4e84$1qsk -at- usenetp1 -dot- news -dot- prodigy -dot- com> GGKQ45A -at- prodigy -dot- com (Ellen Zoccola) writes:
>From: GGKQ45A -at- prodigy -dot- com (Ellen Zoccola)
>Subject: Going Rate for Contract Writing
>Date: 12 Jan 1996 01:41:24 GMT

>I am considering taking on contract work producing technical
>documantation. My question to all who might know: What is the typical
>hourly rate I should propose? The grapevine says somewhere between $40
>and $50 per hour.

> Also, how do I handle the production cost of "soup to nuts" jobs where
>the client wants the finished product. Should this be on an expense
>basis or added on to my rate? I want to make sure I don't price myself
>out of the job. Thanks!

>Ellie Z.

I would make it a reimbursable expense, suitably marked up [overheaded], so
you do not unnecessarily inflate your rate and make it more difficult to sell.
- Herm

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