Rates, Costs, and Estimates

 

Ethical Standards

We only charge for time spent and work done. We do not charge for coffee breaks, lunch breaks, or down-time on computers.

Hourly Rates:

Most work done by OM is charged by the hour (in 6-minute increments). We can offer an estimate if desired (see Estimates below).

We are ethical in our work practices, doing only the work asked of us, and charging only for the time spent.

We do not charge for coffee breaks, lunch breaks, down time on the computer, etc. We only charge for the actual time we have been working.

Costs:

Costs are in addition to hourly rates, and include service bureau work, printing costs, excessive use of paper or related supplies, and other itemized supplies.

On-Site Rates

Work performed on site is performed at the same hourly rate, but there is an additional set fee per day, depending on location

Estimates

OM offers estimates upon request. It must be understood, however, that estimates are a general indication of what it will cost to do a specified job. There are several variables which make it impossible to guarantee an estimate. For example, an auto mechanic can accurately estimate a repair job because he knows how long it takes to remove the old part and replace it with the new part. Thus he can figure the labor based on his hourly rate, add the cost of the part, and offer an accurate total. There are many variables with the written word. Editing involves creative writing skills, for which no set amount of time can be assigned. If the original document is well-written, it may take one hour to edit and offer suggested improvements. However, if the original document is worded poorly, it may take several hours to re-work the document to better convey what the original author intended to say. Some variables include:

 


BOOKS:

Preparation (writing, editing, proofing, etc.):

Printing:

Return to How to Request Services: Books


NEWSLETTERS:

Preparation:

Printing:

Training:

Return to How to Request Services: Newsletters


BROCHURES:

Preparation:

Printing:

Return to How to Request Services: Brochures


ADS AND FLYERS:

Preparation:

Printing (flyers only):

Return to How to Request Services: Ads and Flyers


MORE:

Business Cards:

Diagrams/Charts:

Return to How to Request Services: More


EDITING:

Return to How to Request Services: Editing


WRITING:

Return to How to Request Services: Writing


PROOFREADING:

Return to How to Request Services: Proofreading


TYPING:

Hardcopy only:

Hardcopy plus computer file:

Return to How to Request Services: Typing


WEB PAGES:

$65 an hour flat rate for preparation of information and building the website

$65 an hour flat rate for all maintenance work completed

$5 for discs, postage and handling when sending website for you to launch

To publish your website on the OM server:

$25 per month website fee for 3-meg site (this includes 2 free minor changes to your site per month)
$40 per month website fee for 6-meg site (this includes 3 free minor changes to your site per month)
$10 one-time setup fee

To publish your website with an Internet Service Provider:

$20 per month website fee for ?-meg site (this fee may vary up or down, depending upon the cost of the given Provider)
$10 one-time setup fee (this fee may be more, depending upon the complexity of your Provider's web launching procedure)

Return to How to Request Services: Creative Web Pages


COMPUTER TRAINING

Return to How to Request Services: Computer Training


TECH SUPPORT:

Return to How to Request Services: Tech Support


SCANNING:

OCR Text Scanning (8.5 X 11 size page or less):

  1. $1.50 per page for scanning the text into the computer. No cleanup of text. Text is placed into a word- processing program. [For medium- or poor-quality original, price is $2.50 per page.]
  2. $3.00 per page for scanning the text into the computer, cleaning up errors, correcting format to look very similar to the original, spellcheck, and place text into a word-processing program. [For medium- or poor-quality original, price is $5.00 per page.]
  3. $3.00 per page for doing same as #2 above [for medium- or poor-quality original, price is $5.00 per page], plus $40 an hour (billed in 6-minute increments) for scanning or re-creating diagrams, or other images on the text page.
  4. $4 Shipping and handling costs for sending back original plus scanned work.

OCR Text Scanning (8.5 X 14 size page):

  1. $2.50 per page for scanning the text into the computer. No cleanup of text. Place text into a word- processing program. [For medium- or poor-quality original, price is $3.50 per page.]
  2. $4.00 per page for scanning the text into the computer, cleaning up errors, correcting format to look very similar to the original, spellcheck, and place text into a word-processing program. [For medium- or poor-quality original, price is $6.00 per page.]
  3. $4.00 per page for doing same as #2 above [for medium- or poor-quality original, price is $6.00 per page], plus $40 an hour (billed in 6-minute increments) for scanning or re-creating diagrams, or other images on the text page.
  4. $4 Shipping and handling costs for sending back original plus scanned work.

Image Scanning (photos, drawings, diagrams, etc.) -- in TIF format

Return to How to Request Services: Scanning


DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

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PERSONALIZED CARDS:

Personalized Cards:

Note Cards:

Return to How to Request Services: Personalized Greeting Cards


MUSIC:

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