Re: Offshore writers and editors

Subject: Re: Offshore writers and editors
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 06:37:01 -0800 (PST)

> I think we have this all wrong. Here is how I think
> we could proceed:
> 1. Personally hire an offshore technical writer for
> $25.00 per hour.
> 2. Bill his or her work out for $50.00 per hour to
> our clients (or
> employer)
> 3. Sit back and watch the profits roll into our
> bank accounts.
> This is all in good fun. The fact of the matter is
> that we all know it
> won't work. And THAT is why offshoring technical
> writing is a bad idea.

Sure it works! It's been done here, locally in the US,
for decades! Even with local talent!

Let's see... tech writer here willing to work for
$30/hr... have large contract with health insurance
corporation... carry the 2... I can bill this $30/hr
shmuck out for $125/hr and make a fortune!!!

Don't say it doesn't happen, and don't say the numbers
are off... I saw this exact situation first-hand back
in 1997.

The exploitation of labor is partly what made big
business big. That isn't going to change any time in
the near or distant future.

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

"As soon as you hear the phrase "studies show",
immediately put a hand on your wallet and cover your groin."
-- Geoff Hart

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