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[London] Tech writer job going at Fotango. [May. 17th, 2007|05:09 pm]
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Hello. There's a tech writer job available at Fotango. Full time, on-site, six months. If you're interested, please give them a shout. Also, please pass this on to anyone else who might be interested.

(The "full time" bit is why I'm not doing it. Oh, and they also want an experienced sysadmin to join rjw1 and Dean WINOLJAFAIK.)
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[User Picture]From: 2shortplanks
2007-05-17 04:21 pm (UTC)
Anyone with any questions is always free to contact me.

If you want to use email, feel free to use my work one (which I'm *much* more likely to read) which is m fowler at fotango dot com (but, without the spaces.)
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2007-05-18 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I tick most of the boxes for that, but have no idea what "Salary: negotiable" means in the real world.
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[User Picture]From: 2shortplanks
2007-05-18 12:42 pm (UTC)
The simplest thing you can do is put an expected daily rate at the top of your CV and mail it to us - i.e. what you normally charge if you do this thing often. If you don't...then I guess you put whatever figure you think you'd be willing to work for.

Of course, you may have done that already, but since our primary network connection to the office fell over yesterday we haven't been getting any incoming email since then, which is a tad inconvenient.
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2007-05-18 01:07 pm (UTC)
The simplest thing you can do is put an expected daily rate at the top of your CV and mail it to us - i.e. what you normally charge if you do this thing often. If you don't...then I guess you put whatever figure you think you'd be willing to work for.

I'm currently a permanent technical writer, but have been considering my options, so it's trying to translate the amount I need to live on (based off my current salary) into an appropriate contract rate. And, being a permie, I have no useful frame of reference.
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From: ext_47290
2007-05-18 03:17 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this helps at all, but pretty much every contractor I've known (and they're all developers) has pretty much doubled their income when they switched from permie to contract.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-05-18 03:19 pm (UTC)
I asked around, and got two suggestions so far: (1) it might be worth checking jobserve for going rates; and (2) a rough estimate might be 40% more for contract.
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[User Picture]From: imc
2007-05-21 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'd be tempted by that if it weren't in London…
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-05-21 04:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the London-specificness... didn't want to filter it because I wanted it to be public. Out of interest, were you tempted by the tech writer one or the sysadmin one? I'm guessing the latter, but wondered if you were thinking of a career switch.
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[User Picture]From: imc
2007-05-21 05:02 pm (UTC)
(It wasn't a complaint at you as such, just a general musing.) It was indeed the sysadmin one I was chiefly thinking of, but technical writing is vaguely interesting to me too. However, I think I have more inertia than ambition at the moment.
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