My Rates

No matter the skill or the value offered, it always comes down to Money: Can you afford James River Technical Communications?

The rates I quote are "standard" and may differ from those I negotiate with specific clients. I take into account the status of my client—I apply different scales to businesses and non-profits, depending upon their situations.

You can depend on this: You will be able to afford me.

Payment Terms & Methods

  1. New clients pay up-front for contracted hourly services as agreed in our contract before I begin work.
  2. Clients pay 50% of the negotiated cost of a fixed-fee contract before I begin work.
  3. I invoice only on an "On Receipt" basis.
  4. I accept payments via company or personal check, cash, or PayPal.
  5. I do not accept payments via e-check, telecheck, or through any online gateway other than PayPal.


I provide a 90-day warranty for my services following acceptance of the final deliverable. In other words, if you find an issue with what I’ve done for you, I will make the change for free.

This does not include items that were not included in our contract and statement of work or changes that you need to add after you accept the project materials I provide.

Documentation Services

Publication Commercial Rate/hr Notes
Requirements Analysis $45.00
  1. Entire package for the fixed fee quoted
  2. Available to commercial clients only
Design Specification $45.00
API/Programming Guide  $55.00
Quick-Start Guide  $55.00
Administrator Guide  $65.00
User Guide  $65.00
Policy & Procedure Manual  $75.00  
Proposal Response  $75.00 Financials data not included
Presentation Material $125.00


  1. PowerPoint
  2. PDF
  3. Open Office

Note: Other media or document types available on request.

Website Services

I work exclusively with Content Management Systems.

Website Design & Deployment

Website Model Open-Source CMS/hr Notes
Brochure $45.00
  1. Client is responsible for establishing own Web hosting.
  2. Website will be developed separately on my Development site.
  3. I set up Google Analytics & Search Console accounts for the site.
  4. I promote each site to Google & Bing.
  5. Upon client approval, I transfer the developed site to client’s Web host.
  6. I deliver complete user documentation only for an open-source CMS (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal) site.
E-commerce $45.00
Social Networking $45.00

Website Support

These are add-on services to support existing sites.

Service Commercial Sites Notes
Images $25.00/image Includes cost of royalty-free stock image purchased, preparation, & installation
Image Galleries $65.00/gallery Includes preparation & configuration of a static or sliding image gallery averaging 15 images
Web Content Creation/Editing $45.00/article Includes SEO functions & tagging
Website Maintenance $120.00/month Includes: 4 hours per month, CMS, component, & extension software updates; complete Website backup

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