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How can I provide you with excellent copy editing?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Sadly, this was inevitable. Just surprised a paper the size of Orange County is doing it.
  3. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    USA! USA! USA!
  4. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    What was a running joke in my newsroom, just a year ago, now seems to be the new reality: Journalistic functions outscourced to Third World Countries. MediaBistro reports the Orange County Register is rumored to be shipping copyediting jobs to India this summer.
    (via http://reporter-g.blogspot.com/)
  5. lono

    lono Active Member

    Rumor is SportsJournalists.com is going to outsource moderator functions in a cost-cutting move: "Hi, I'm Moddynanthra, I'll be your moderator today."
  6. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    I've joked with colleagues and even posted on this website that it's only a matter of time before preps call-in are shipped overseas, but imagine live gamers, with interviews by video conferencing. Would Lou Piniella screaming into a video camera after someone in Bombay asks a dumb question really have the same affect?
  7. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    What is your opinion of Kingman's performance?
  8. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    More like: Can you talk about Kingman's performance?
  9. Babs

    Babs Member

    In other industries, a lot of jobs that were shipped to India in the past decade are coming back home because the quality of work over there is not up to snuff. Wages are low (rising fast), but you end up needing two people to get close to the production as in the US, and even then it's not worth it for quality.

    So these jobs could be leaving now, but don't be shocked if in a year they are back home.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Your posts are being recorded for quality assurance.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Bullshit, playthrough. No one can assure quality with posts here.
  12. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    "Please to be talking about Kingman's performance?"
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