5.3. Using Contractors and Contract Services
Most companies use a mix of three kinds of workers:
- Regular Employees:
As the term implies, these are people who are employed
by your company and, in the U.S., receive a W2 every
- Project/Agency Contractors:
These are people who are brought in on contract from
another company, typically to work on one particular
project or group of projects.
- Contract Services:
These are services, like translation, that usually take
place off-site and often are provided by people who you
never directly work with. Translation, editing,
indexing, documentation conversion, and formatting, are
all services that might be provided in this way.
There is a fourth category, consultants, who are usually ...