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How to Estimate with John Hedtke

14 Dec 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Free - $20.00
Join us for the “How to Estimate ” webinar with John Hedtke.

This is a joint event by the STC IDL SIG and the STC WDCB chapter.

Join us for the “How to Estimate ” webinar with John Hedtke.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Presented by the STC IDL CoP

Registration is free for

  • STC IDL SIG CoP and WDCB Chapter speakers and volunteers
  • Students and academics

IDL members, consider donating $5 (or more) for your ticket. Your generosity will go to our presenter as a thank you, and toward our activities at the next STC Summit.

Remember, free webinars are a benefit of SIG membership. We use 100% of our annual budget to provide value to you, our members. We want you, not your money.

This webinar will be recorded. If you can’t make it to the live event, sign up anyway and we will send you a link to the recording on YouTube.

About the webinar:

Whether you’re a freelancer or a captive writer, knowing how much to estimate is one of the most important skills for any technical communicator. If you can’t estimate, you can’t set rates, schedules, or production dates. Conversely, being able to set precise estimates lets you make accurate bids and tighten your schedules so you can squeeze in that much more work. This 90-minute presentation shows you how to create documentation plans (so you know what you’re producing), develop personal metrics (so you know how long it’ll take you to produce it), and understand rates and how much is ‘enough’ (so you won’t starve while doing it).

About the speaker: 

John Hedtke is the author of nearly 30 books, more than 200 magazine articles, and hundreds of manuals and online help systems. He is a highly respected Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and is an active consultant for public, private, and governmental organizations with Double Tall Consulting. John teaches classes on writing and how to have a great career working as a freelance writer.

When he’s not pounding out the pages, John plays the banjo, drinks too much coffee, and travels the world in search of new adventures.



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14 Dec 2022
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free - $20.00


Fairfax, VA 22030 United States

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