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Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00-6:30 p.m. - chat with fellow members (evening snacks provided)
6:30-8:30 p.m. - forum discussion

Location: Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
(a half-block walk from Montgomery BART station)

Estimating a Job Fee: Approaches and Challenges

Please join us as we discuss approaches to estimating an editorial job fee. Providing a prospective client with an estimate can make many freelancers a bit nervous—we may worry about coming in too high (to lose a good job to a low bidder) or going too low (to potentially lose income against the time and work we will put in). And if some aspects of the job are not yet known, how can we reduce our risk when developing the estimate?

We'll use a simple panel format to start off the discussion. Panelists Barbara Fuller, Jude Berman, and Anitra Grisales will share their approaches and their general guidelines. Our group discussion can then take off from there, with all invited to share their own approach, experience, and lessons learned. We can address concerns and various factors to consider, share tips, and bring up questions in a friendly peer exchange. Program Coordinator Jim Norrena will moderate.

Come at 6:00 p.m. for yummy refreshments and to meet fellow members. And in the "what we've been up to" department, feel free to bring any published piece(s) you're pleased with to show. Forum discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. Who knows? You may win the fabulous door prize!

It's been quite a while since we've gathered together (mainly due to not having a reliable place to meet) but we're delighted to be meeting again at the beautiful Mechanics' Institute, and we look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones.

Hope to see you there!

General Notes:

Next South Bay Forum

Date: TBD
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Los Gatos Woods Clubhouse, 99 Summerwood Drive (access from Pollard Rd. at Summerwood), Los Gatos, CA 95032 (print directions)

The next South Bay forum will remain pending, to be arranged and scheduled based on expression of member interest. Have a topic suggestion? Just contact David Couzens, South Bay Forum Coordinator to submit your idea. Thanks!

General Notes:

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  • South Bay forums are open to member topic suggestions.
  • Forum idea? Send a suggestion to David Couzens, South Bay Forum Coordinator.



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