There's a company in Madagascar retyrped the laws of Anguilla last year and did an excellent job very cheaply. I can find a contact for you if you would like. Chris Mason masonc at masonc.com Box 340, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies Tel: 264 497 5670 Fax: 264 497 8463 Take a virtual tour of the island http://www.anguillaguide.com/ The Anguilla Guide Find your perfect rental villa www.mycaribbean.com Talk to me in real time: MSN Instant Messenger: masonc92 at hotmail.com ICQ 118159388 Yahoo:netconcepts_anguilla US Fax and Voicemail: (605)253-1759 -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Keith Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 11:46 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Offshore Outsourcing I need to have 6 to 10 thousand historical newspaper articles read and typed into plain text. These newspaper articles are 1600's to present and are PDF images. Because of their age OCR is not an option. The PDFs are on our server and we have a view-the-PDF-while-typing editor on the server so that's where the work would be done. We're looking for someone offshore to do the work. I've never done this so I'm looking for advice. Any pointers about how to find offshore outsourcing would be helpful. Also, any heads-ups on problems or situations to avoid, or ideas for quality control, would be most useful. Any referrals for companies anyone might have used should be sent to me directly offlist. I have a friend who did something similar to this on a much smaller scale a few years ago and his experience was that he got better accuracy and production from a crew that did not understand the language they were typing - the idea being that they typed characters instead of words. Some of these old papers spell words differently than current usage and use obsolete words. If anyone has had a similar experience, or the opposite, I'd like to know if this is worth considering. The offshore idea isn't mine or mine to change, so let's don't get into it. Personally I have passionate opinions about doing it and not doing it, so I could argue with myself about it all week.... TIA for any help keith cache at dowebs.com -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !