RE: TC vs TW

Subject: RE: TC vs TW
From: David Hailey <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>
To: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 15:53:01 -0600

So I wonder, hoping someone will do the research and publish the urls, how does the real balance sheet (not the cooked set) look? Is it really *REALLY* profitable to offshore our work, or are they just twisting the knife because of the way our editors used to twit everyone for punctuation?

Hi Ned,

It is extremely difficult to get statistical information. The companies don't want it seen, and low-ball the numbers, while others inflate them. There are a lot of good articles about technical writing and outsourcing/offshoring.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/10002/32120/01494226.pdf

This is a article published in an IEEE conference, speculative and somewhat dated.

http://tc.eserver.org/dir/Outsourcing


Are you familiar with the TCLibrary. The above page is linked to 48 articles on outsourcing and offshoring.

http://www.softwareceo.com/attachments/Intercom_06-2004.pdf

This is a good online article in Intercom, explaining how to deal with the problem.

http://imrl.usu.edu/6460_spring/Innovation-TC-Manuscript-3-8-2007.pdf

This one is mine, currently under review.


David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor -- Professional and Technical Writing
Utah State University
dhailey -at- english -dot- usu -dot- edu

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TC vs TW: From: Technical Writer
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RE: TC vs TW: From: David Hailey
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