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Offshoring the copy desk?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dixiehack, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    A response has been posted for days at http://www.wenalway.com.

    More analysis of the issue to come.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, this is one area where the technology really could save money.

    Of course, there is no question that a stateside hub or overseas editing center could not do as well as local copy editors who know the writers and the area and the history.

    But it could be done.
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    As Peepee Zicari says in a response, though, the paper might as well simply eliminate the task altogether if it's going to offshore. Why have people read stories if they won't know what's right and what's not?

    This is a fundamental point that should be made in any article posted at any site that purports to be educating and assisting journalists.

    It's yet another example why Poynter is the problem, rather than the solution, with help from sycophants like Joe Grimm, whose every orifice is packed with sand, his fingers or his own head.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You have a good point, Dye.

    No question it could be done.

    No question that the editing won't be nearly as good. They basically would be editing for style and grammar.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I'm with Dyepack on this one.
    My proofreader lives in another state, and is all the time making fixes to things that are already right. She just didn't know the local lingo.
    I can't even imagine what it would be like if the copy desk lived in India.
  8. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    I think the bigger question is this: Can we send Dyepack to India?
  9. oldhack

    oldhack Member

    Will sports copy editors start eating nan?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Why do you hate India so much?
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  12. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Read Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat.
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