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Subject:Re: To Laugh or Cry? From:Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 21 Oct 1996 06:38:23 PDT
Dan Wise writes:
>A quick punch of the little solar-powered number box tells me we can expect
>to earn a whopping $2500 for five weeks work. Sounds simple. All you have
>to do is do the research and crank out 1428.5714 finished, acceptable,
>usable words per day, seven days a week.
Hey, that's top dollar in some markets! If you were to write, say,
Harlequin Romances for a living, you'd probably get around $3000
flat-rate per book, and there are plenty of markets that go even
lower than that.
Tech Pubs pays top dollar -- and is steady money -- compared to the
rest of the writing world. (If you want to emulate the chance for
riches that fiction writers have, spend a few bucks on the lottery
once in a while.)
Robert Plamondon, President/Managing Editor, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139