Re: Where are the experts on job estimating?

Subject: Re: Where are the experts on job estimating?
From: "Hutchings, Christa" <cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 13:14:42 -0400

Boy, this should get a good discussion going! I have always been told
that the rule of thumb was 4 hours per page. Consequently, I've always
based my pub plans on that. I'd love to have the luxury of 8 hours per

Chris Welch-Hutchings
Sr. Technical Writer
Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
Norcross GA (USA)
cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard J. Collins [SMTP:writejob -at- DNAI -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 1:00 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Where are the experts on job estimating?
> Hello to all,
> I just searched the national web STC web site for information
> regarding page
> estimate numbers to use for technical writing projects. I came up
> empty
> handed.
> I thought the society was making an effort to provide research on this
> kind
> of information. For years we have used 8 hours per page as a rule of
> thumb,
> but I was recently asked how I could substantiate that and had to
> admit I
> did not have any valid data in front of me.
> It's got to be there somewhere. No? Or are all the tech writing
> professionals so burnt out on trying to put good numbers on their
> projects
> that they just let it slide off the desk.
> Any advice?
> Rich Collins
> &^~~~
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