Resume of Carol Elkins Why Offsite? Referrals

"The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity."
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Why Off Site?

It's true. Some projects just don't lend themselves to off-site writing. But many managers jump to this conclusion without understanding the cost savings involved with using an off-site writer. Think about the following things and take another look at your project. Sure, it might be nice to see a friendly face in that cubicle next to your office, but can you really afford it?

  • You don't worry about providing AWW space to work or equipment to use.
  • AWW depends on having good, fast equipment. You can count on it because AWW does.
  • AWW is not on your payroll, and therefore is not a business liability.
  • You are not responsible for AWW writers' social security, medical insurance, Workers Compensation, sick leave, holiday pay, or vacation pay.
  • When you don't need AWW for a while, you don't have to lay a writer off or contribute to unemployment insurance.
  • Working off-site, AWW's communication with you is enhanced rather than compromised. AWW uses e-mail, voice mail, FTP, fax, FedEx, and Airborne Express to get its message and its product to you.
  • AWW conducts information gathering, interviews, and conferences over the telephone. Just about everything you can tell a writer in person can be communicated over the telephone.
  • If a writer needs to see it, touch it, smell it, run it, take it apart, or install it, AWW will happily come to your site as needed.

Working off-site, AWW writers more than double their productivity. Here's why:

  • Focusing concentration without interruption
  • Working in a stress-free environment
  • Not attending the endless meetings that eat up an employee's time
  • Not commuting to and from work
  • Not being distracted by office politics
  • No lingering at the water fountain to swap the latest gossip
  • Working during peak productivity hours, which may not always be between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Working 12- to 15-hour days when necessary
  • Working through most holidays
  • Not losing work time as a result of "snow days"
  • Staying healthier by not being exposed to ill employees


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Nancy Yavorsky, Atrix Laboratories

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