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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

billable hours

The Canadian Magazines blog has posted a funny, sad, poignant (choose your own adjective) analysis of the freelance writer's billable hours based, in part, on PWAC's Professional Writers survey.

The conclusion:

Freelancers in Canada make an average of $14.26 an hour, or just about double the national minimum wage. Again, choose your own adjective to describe these findings.

See the full posting here.


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