Contract Proposal: Senior Technical Editor

Last updated: 6 January 2007



3689 Martha St.
San Diego, CA 92117-1814
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mailto: billing@textet.com
EIN: 03-0388111


Changes from 2006 proposal:

About Textet

As demonstrated in six 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 nineteen years of experience with online editing, software testing, documentation, and interface design, and thirteen 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 1 January 2007: 40% Public Relations, 60% Member Relations.

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


Total charges for 12 months are not to exceed $95,234.40.


Compensation for 12 months is not to exceed $87,734.40. Textet asks $42.18 per hour, less than the US industry average. Hours will average 40 hours per week, not to exceed 2080 hours for 12 months.


Combined W3C Offices and Communications team meetings, 5-7 February 2007, Sophia Antipolis, France 2000
Advisory Committee meeting and WWW2007, 6-8 May 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada area 3000
Combined Technical Plenary Week and Advisory Committee meeting, 4-10 November 2007, Cambridge, MA, USA 2500
Total estimated expenses $7,500

Cost Reduction

This proposal includes significantly reduced expenses to help the World Wide Web Consortium conserve its resources. There is no increase for new responsibilities other than 2006 inflation in the hourly rate. Combined meetings reduced travel costs. Travel cost for the meeting in February is repeated from the 2006 proposal. Textet does not bill W3C/MIT for computers, network, telephones or mobile phones, or for their associated monthly charges.

Contract Terms Summary

The contract will be for 12 months, 1 January 2007 through 31 December 2007.
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 $42.18 per hour and not to exceed $87,734.40 for 12 months
Travel Charges
Not to exceed $7,500
Total Price
Not to exceed $95,234.40