“Outsourced Edit?” is the headline of a short piece by Ben Frumin in the current issue of CJR about Express KCS, an “Indian back-office company that designs and produces advertisements for more than one hundred U.S. publications, many of them in MediaNews Group papers like the San Jose Mercury News,” a company that hopes to take on outsourced editorial work as well.

The Associated Press reports that Mindworks, another India-based company, has landed a one-month trial to do just that — outsourced editorial work — for the Orange County Register Communications Inc. (specifically copy editing for “some stories published in The Orange County Register” as well page layout for an unnamed “community newspaper.”)


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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.