The services I offer on a contract / freelance basis are as a Technical
Author and/or a Web Designer.
My rates are extremely competitive. I typically charge by the hour
for projects that are ongoing and do not have a fixed time. scale
Since my overheads are reasonably low, I can convey these low operating
costs onto my clients. I charge €60 - €65 per hour for
most technical authoring and web design work. I provide weekly time
sheets to my clients and bill them at the end of each month.
If a project is very well defined by the client and myself, I can
provide a fixed quote for the work to be done. However, fixed quotes
tend to be less fair than an hourly rate, and I am reluctant to
work this way. Typically, a fixed quote will include a contingency
amount to allow for underestimated efforts. However, if the original
fixed quote meets the initial expectations of effort then the client
unfairly pays more. Conversely, if the project runs much longer
than the initial expectations of effort plus the included contingency,
then I have worked for far less.
My bank account in France accepts Euros (€), US Dollars ($)
and UK Pounds (£). I am happy to receive payment for any work
that I undertake in €, $ or £, and therefore I invoice
clients in the currency of their preferred choice.