This year, I’ve been too busy to update this blog! I take that as a hint that it’s time to adjust my rates to EUR 60 per hour.
I’ll keep on fixing prices upfront, so there’ll be no nasty surprises. As before, there’ll be discounts for small projects I can fit in between the big ones. And, I’ll always be a sucker for start-ups with quirky products, and for companies based in interesting locations…
This year I’ve done a lot of work on user-interfaces, ranging from simple post-translation localisation, through to full reports on structure and usability (I like to think of this as “pre-emptive techwriting”). I’m going to add this to my list of core services – just as soon as I can work out a consistent pricing system!
I’ve also put in a good few hours working on website text. Sometimes clients just needed me to check the English. Other times, I’ve created the website copy more or less from scratch. It’s similar to my regular documentation work, but requires more thought and hence more time. That’s another service to add to the list once I’ve had time to think about pricing.
What hasn’t changed is that I’m still fast, still friendly and still having fun. So, roll on 2010!