Why Copyediting Work Doesn't Export Well

News media managers feeling the squeeze may be tempted to outsource the fine-tuning of copy. But those who do so will regret it

Nandini Lakshman's "Copyediting? Ship the Work Out to India" tells how some English-language publications now outsource copyediting and other editorial processes to Mindworks, a company based near New Delhi. The logic is deceptively simple: If sewing, electronics-component assembly, computer programming, and customer-service operations can be outsourced to countries with lower labor costs, why not copyediting?

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