Contract Proposal: Technical Editor

Last updated: 14 January 2006



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EIN: 03-0388111

About Textet

As demonstrated in five years effort with the W3C, Textet's editing service excels at working through the World Wide Web and Internet with the W3C global staff and Membership. Textet offers eighteen years of experience with online editing, software testing, documentation, and interface design, and twelve years of experience operating Web sites and implementing W3C Recommendations. Knowledge of W3C Membership organizations and their markets, respect for and ability to work in the W3C consensus-based process, a global perspective, and familiarity with computer language specifications are advantages Textet holds over traditional technical writers.


Textet will perform the functions that are assigned to Textet by the W3C Head of Communications, to ensure consistency and continuity for the W3C staff and Membership. Textet's work areas are outlined below and correspond to Textet's effort in the Team effort table as of January 2006: 40% Public Relations, 40% Member Relations and 20% Web Site Support.

  1. Public Relations
  2. Member News Service
  3. Domains, Activities and Working Groups
  4. Web Site Support
  5. Web Site Design
  6. Meetings
  7. Other Responsibilities


Total charges for 12 months are not to exceed $91,196.80.


Compensation for 12 months is not to exceed $85,196.80. Textet asks $40.96 per hour, less than the US industry average. Hours will average 40 hours per week, not to exceed 2080 hours for 12 months.


Technical Plenary Week and Communications Team meeting, 27 February - 1 March 2006, Cannes-Mandelieu, France 1800
W3C10 Asia and Advisory Committee Meeting, 29 November - 1 December 2006, Tokyo, Japan (tentative location and dates) 2400
Offices and Communications Team meetings, January 2007, Sophia Antipolis, France (tentative date and location) 1800
Total estimated expenses $6,000

Cost Reduction

This proposal includes significantly reduced expenses to help the World Wide Web Consortium conserve its resources. There is no increase for 2005 inflation in the hourly rate. The allowance for travel other than to W3C-wide meetings was eliminated and travel to France for the 2006 Technical Plenary Week is minimal. The miscellaneous expenses category for phone and software was eliminated; Textet does not bill W3C/MIT for them. Textet continues to not bill W3C/MIT for computers, network, or mobile phones, or for their associated monthly charges. The contract price was thus reduced overall by approximately $16,000. The total not-to-exceed price of this proposal for 2006 is approximately $500 less than Textet's proposal for 2005.

Contract Terms Summary

The contract will be for 12 months, 1 January 2006 through 31 December 2006.
Textet will be an independent contractor with the W3C at MIT. Textet is not a sub-contractor and no employment agency is involved in this contract.
Averaging 40 hours per week, not to exceed 2080 hours for 12 months
Not to exceed $40.96 per hour and not to exceed $85,196.80 for 12 months
Travel Charges
Not to exceed $6,000
Total Price
Not to exceed $91,196.80