Technical authoring rates
Thread poster: Dave Simons

Dave Simons
Local time: 06:49
French to English
Feb 28, 2002

I have a request from a client for a price per word for technical authoring (medium complexity IT), working from a sound, structured source of information and with a preliminary on-site briefing. Having never done this kind of work on a freelance basis before, I\'m in a bit of a quandary as to what price to charge. Does anyone have any examples? Is price-per-word a reasonable system for this sort of work? Are there any traps to beware of?



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Alan Johnson  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:49
German to English
Not too cheap Mar 1, 2002


I work with one or two consultants (they act as my proofreaders in subjects in which I am not \"top\". They do similar work and their charges range from € 1.00 per hundred words to $ 100.00 p.h.

That might give you a very rough idea of what\'s possible.



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