Re: Offshore writers and editors

Subject: Re: Offshore writers and editors
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:12:12 -0500




guy wrote:


So, some of this cost difference will be eroding as the Indian standard of living increases. Then the offshoring will be moving to other, cheaper venues.


Guy,

I was with you until that last sentence. I think India is a special case, because of the long tradition of high-quality English-language education. The number of cheaper venues where English skills are at that level is quite small, I suspect. I think what might happen as Indian salaries rise is that their more-British-than-American brand of English may make them a better fit for UK, Canada, Australia, etc., outsourcing than for US outsourcing, because there would be less back-end editing expense in those cases. But admittedly this is just an off-the-top-of-my-head speculation.

Dick

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References:
Offshore writers and editors: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Offshore writers and editors: From: guy

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