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It would be a pretty poor rate in most CA urban areas. But $22/hr works out to
a little under $46,000, which just happens to be the average income for college
graduates in the US (the average salary for tech writers nationwide is $52,000).
If the OP has already left that $22/hr job (presumably for one that is better)
and is contemplating doing this work for a couple of hours an evening, we're
probably not talking about crawling into aircraft fuselages or documenting heavy
equipment teardowns, and chasing down SMEs to drag knowlege out of their heads
between 9:00 and 11:30 doesn't sound terribly practical either. So ultimately
the question remains how badly the extra money is needed and what the
effort-to-money ratio is. Even in CA, if someone wanted me to do some redline
entry and editing/formatting a couple of hours a night for this rate 1099 and I
didn't have anything better to do with my time I might just think about
countering at $35/hr and see what happens.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Mateosian" <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
>I think people's reaction to this amount must depend on where they are.
> Here, near Silicon Valley, that's a pretty low rate. The cost of living is
> high here. ...RM
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