Re: Where are the experts on job estimating?

Subject: Re: Where are the experts on job estimating?
From: Gina Hertel <Ghertel -at- ALPHA88 -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 13:36:54 -0400

4 hours per page is for writing original material, right?
What about editing, formatting, etc.?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hutchings, Christa [SMTP:cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 1:15 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Where are the experts on job estimating?
>
> 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
> page!
>
> 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
> >
> >
> > &^~~~
> > Send commands to listserv -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu (e.g., SIGNOFF
> > TECHWR-L)
> > Find contractor info at
> > http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/contractors.htm
> >
>
>
> ~




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