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 13:57:33 -0400

What about editing?
If a SME gives you a document and asks you to *edit* it, is there a rule of
thumb for this?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hutchings, Christa [SMTP:cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 1:46 PM
> To: 'Gina Hertel'; TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: RE: Where are the experts on job estimating?
>
> Well, in all of my positions as a TW (except the one prior to my current
> position), I did my own formatting, and still used 4 hours per page as a
> guideline. I usually made it too, although it took some serious
> rocket-fuel at times!
>
> Chris Welch-Hutchings
> Sr. Technical Writer
> Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
> Norcross GA (USA)
> cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gina Hertel [SMTP:Ghertel -at- ALPHA88 -dot- COM]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 1:37 PM
> > To: 'Hutchings, Christa'; TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: RE: Where are the experts on job estimating?
> >
> > 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
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > &^~~
> > > ~
> > > 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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