That pay is not bad for Taiwan for that job and guaranteed three extra months is really good.
But seriously folks, fresh off the boats were making close to that over 20 years ago for similar jobs.
It’s just that the pay went down after the year 2000 and stagnated for years.
You’re a good hire, then, even without experience. Brush up on your grammar skills and whatever other skills are required for the job, like if you’re doing educational or academic publications. And get used to sitting down for a long, long time and following stupid office procedures. If you can do an editing job well, it’s stable work, it beats teaching English, and you’ll have a new skill you can use anywhere. If you’re lucky, they don’t notice if you’re on Forumosa a couple times during the day.
I found later season Opie Taylor selling grapes in Xinjiang. I also found a Uighur who said he had been teaching English in Shanghai passing as a Frenchman, but then he got tired of teaching ________ Chinese people (his words). He took a job fixing tractors.
There was also a tour guide who said he wanted to kill all Chinese. My favorite guy was one the market who tried really really hard to sell me a knife (declaring Xinjianese and Americans are brothers) and I bought it even though it wasn’t the kind of knife I wanted (and I still have it) and then he popped up when I was buying something else elsewhere in the market and told me to button the flap on my pants to cover my wallet (and if I wasn’t his brother he wouldn’t have told me), but I wouldn’t have thought he was white. And the kid, probably a madrassa student, who was hoping I was an Arab and tried to practice his Arabic on me.