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 Post subject: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:44 pm 
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I'm looking for some people interested in writing copy for our item pages so that we can get more more original content on the site. Duplicate content that is boring to read over and over again and this is the case on our site where we've basically copied the section page content over to the item pages. We need people that know knives to write for us and not some "professional" copy writer.

I'm interested in hiring a few people that are good customers of the site and preferably a forum participant. I would be happy to pay with real money or trade or a little of both and paying on a per item basis. I don't know exactly how much at the moment.

We have close to 2,000 item and section pages and I think at least half of them need fresh copy so I'll need a small team to work on these.

Let me know if you're interested. Email me please.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Thanks very much for the interest. I've got 8 people that have contacted me so I think that's enough for now. I'll email you all back when I figure out a system that will be efficient. I'm thinking of just assigning a maker(s) to each person and they can write copy about them and we'll just work our way through the site. I'm not sure if I should just pay you guys by the hour or per description and I'm pretty sure I'll tier it so I'll pay more in store credit and a little less for cash.

Like I said, I'll be in touch soon.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:01 pm 

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Bugger. I missed the gravy train due to indecision.

Alas, there's always next time.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Do they get paid in ounces of blade steel. Ha

I hope you don't make one of them a proof reader or we won't have anything to post in the typo thread.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:59 pm 

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Mark, Susan,
I write research about information technology topics, consult with industry leaders (IBM, HP, Salesforce, Dell, etc) and content-edit the research written by my peers - let me know if I can help this effort in any way.

Store credit in lieu of pmt is perfectly acceptable - though there are far better knife-minds than mine here, I can help tighten up the experts' prose if needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Here are some examples of our 4 writer's work. They're banging them out.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tojiro-dp-f-8081.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tska21gy.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/takamura.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/higykn24.html

If there are any others that want to do some of these email me. I should be able to handle another writer or 2. We're only about 10% done with the project.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:24 pm 
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Looks like an excellent start! Definitely getting a more personal touch to each knife description.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
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Looks great mark really makes a difference when looking at the description to get that much more detail.

One thing would mention might just be me but on http://www.chefknivestogo.com/higykn24.html it bugs the hell out of me that "Blade Length" and "Spine Thickness" aren't capatalised like on the others.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:42 pm 
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My assitant did them without caps and I told her to do them with going forward. As I see them on the pages I'll correct them but I'm not going in and changing them wholesale. It would take me away from doing more important stuff like placing orders.

It's shocking how much time I spend in the store editor adjusting content, photos, videos. It truly never ends.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiring Copy Writers
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:06 am 
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Hmmm...this might be a good opportunity for me as I really like websites that are detailed in their products.



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