Re: Qualifications for an off shore writer?

Subject: Re: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 17:52:05 -0600

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

>
> Some things that I've considered include:
> - Must be fluent in English.
> - Must have experience writing technical documentation in English.
>
> Any other idea, suggestions, stories to share about hiring off shore writers?

At one point, I contracted at a multinational company with teams
located worldwide. So the folks overseas that I dealt with were "off
shore" but not "out-sourced"; they were located closer to a particular
market. The best writer among the Hong Kong team was a guy who had
been educated at a Canadian university and then returned to HK. He was
more fluent in English and more comfortable with American culture than
those around him.

I don't know if you can require education in an English-speaking
country, but it would be a big, big plus.

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