Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Globalizing Copyediting

OC Register to outsource some editing to India
An Indian company will take over copy editing duties for some stories published in The Orange County Register and will handle page layout for a community newspaper at the company that owns the Pulitzer Prize-winning daily, the newspaper confirmed Tuesday.

Orange County Register Communications Inc. will begin a one-month trial with Mindworks Global Media at the end of June, said John Fabris, a deputy editor at the Register.

Mindworks' Web site says the company is based outside New Delhi and provides "high-quality editorial and design services to global media firms ... using top-end journalistic and design talent in India."

Professional writers who for whatever reason eventually decide to bypass entrenched corporate print publishers and go to self-published ebooks are still going to require the kills of professional copyeditors and proofreaders.

I never imagined such services could be outsourced to India. I always envisioned domestic professionals.

Mindworks Global Media

Update: To prove my point, there was a bad typo in there. Fixed.

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