Re: Offshore technical writer

Subject: Re: Offshore technical writer
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:24:07 -0500

Depending on the environment and type of projects, remote writers
(remote anybody, really) can work out just fine. As I mentioned
earlier, ground rules and different communication tactics need to be
used, but I've had a high success rate with remote collaboration.
Sure, there have been some duds, but it came down to specific
personalities and work habits, which hints at probably issues on-site
as well.

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> I have no enthusiasm for offshoring writers to
> work remotely from the teams they support. If
> management is setting up development in India,
> China or wherever, a writer on site with the rest
> of the team makes sense. Otherwise, I can
> virtually guarantee my management that I can
> accomplish more for less by offloading some
> of my hands-on production to a local DTP
> temp.

Bill Swallow

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