Re: Offshore writers and editors

Subject: Re: Offshore writers and editors
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:38:52 -0500

Bonnie Granat wrote:
> A writer/editor in India thinks I'm an employer and sends me his or her
> letter and resume.

You could have a LOT of fun with this mark. Put on your thinking,
not that one - the *evil* one...

> It is easy for me to see the problems with this person's use of English.
> *are* problems -- the typical problems found with the work of offshore
> speakers.

Seriously though - if you really feel this way, why not contact companies
that hire offshore editors, and point out that you can provide remote
editing services *without* usage errors?

You would then be in the position of competing with your high quality
against their low price. It is not a bad strategy to target only customers
who are willing to pay a premium for quality. If all they care about is
price and not quality, they are not your target market anyway.

Thanks for sharing. It's very revealing to get a glimpse inside the
marketing spin used by the offshore providers. We US-based writers don't
often get a peek at the machinery used to drive the offshoring trend.

Mike O.



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