[techwr-l] ESTIMATING: HOURLY RATE VS PAGE RATE

Subject: [techwr-l] ESTIMATING: HOURLY RATE VS PAGE RATE
From: "Leslie Johnson" <custcomm -at- cadvision -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:23:45 -0600

Anna Langley wrote:
<snip>
<<She just
needs to know what price to charge per page and what price to charge per
hour. Then she needs to know how she should estimate how long the job will
take, with page-per-hour and per-hour prices.>>

Anna, as for the estimating, I'd recommend that she treat this as a deep
edit job (uses the standard editing metrics of 5-7 pages per hour), but that
she suggest picking a prototype section first and complete the prototype
section through to the final copy. That way she can extrapolate actual
metrics from the prototype (since we all know that every job has a hidden
rabbit hole that we fall into).

As for the prices, I'd recommend that she ask around and find out what the
going market looks like, bearing in mind that markets charge differently
based on geography. We typically charge $75/hour for editing.

Hope this helps,
Leslie Johnson
S.I. Writes
Calgary, Alberta
leslie -at- siwrites -dot- com


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