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Sometimes it’s not easy to price a technical writer’s work. How much is a user’s manual “worth”, really?
It probably is not worth much if it is one of those thick door-stoppers gathering dust at the top shelf of a never-used library.
However, it might also be worth billions if it shows a technician at a nuclear plant how to stop a core meltdown in progress.
Here is a rather well-priced manual that I’ve read quoted in the Wall Street Journal (June 7, 2007).
Natasha Pearl runs a New York lifestyle-management service. Among her services is finding top-quality kitchen personnel for her wealthy clients.
Ms. Pearl reportedly charges $10,000 “to find a chef” “and up to $20,000 to draw up a housekeeping procedural manual for a mansion.”
As Sinatra says in one of his immortal songs, “nice job if you can get it…”