9 Ways Freelancer Technical Writers Can Increase Rates

I moved into contracting when I moved to the US so I could juggle different projects at the same time. Sometimes I was working – and billing – three clients in the same week. This was at the height of the dotcom boom when freelancing made you big bucks. Oddly enough, now that the economy is tanking, many Technical Writer are moving into freelancing to supplement their incomes. Here are some ways to determine you daily rates if you decide to go freelance.

No Country For Old Tech Writers

What’s the average age of tech writers in your company? When you’re hiring, is it graduates or silver foxes that get the job? I ask this as several friends in the 40s have hit brick walls trying to find work. Some blame out-sourcing, others the recession. Maybe it’s more than that.

10 Best Mistakes I Made in 2009

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. If you don’t know your mistakes you’re going to repeat them. Here’s my best mistakes.

How much do freelance writers charge for writing posts?

How much do freelance writers charge for writing posts? Now that our little site is doing well, freelance writers are approaching us and offering their services. I thought I’d offer this to give you all an idea of the rates per post and per article we’re being quoted. By the way, the writer you sent this was very professional, had a great portfolio and recommendations from satisfied clients.

How to Be a Technical Writer in India

Punita Jasrotia offers advice for anyone considering tech writing as a career in India. Salary expectations range from: “A technical writer today can start with an average salary of about Rs 10,000-14,000 and earn up to Rs 35,000 in 2-3 years. An individual can start at the entry level as a technical communicator, to become a […]

How to Break into Technical Writing

Allan Hoffman on Monster.com offers some excellent advice for anyone considering a move into Technical Writing. “To some people, any job with the word “writer” in the title looks like it must be a blast — the next best thing to working on episodes of “Desperate Housewives.” If spotting the job title technical writer in […]