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Subject:Re: Low paying jobs (local insight) From:Joe Weinmunson <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:21:03 -0400
All the suggestions put forward have merit: gussied-up job title for a
technical typist, internal office politics causing the job to be poorly
advertised on purpose, etc. I live around here though, and there's some
local information that might be relevant. I used to work at a printing
company that specialized in scientific journals. The plant was closed a few
years back when all the typesetting, proofreading, and graphic work was
moved to a vendor in India. There's a smaller company now that does
slapdash redacting, copyediting, and article assembly for those same
journals. My former coworkers and I have moved on in the years since, but
there are still a LOT of people in the area with experience in editing
scientific material, and most of them had to take worse jobs when the plant
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