The attached spreadsheet contains sample information that has been gathered for a directory. The companies information from their home page and about me pages have been captured.
I don't want to use the exact same text so I need someone to go through each one and edit it, adding some basic script as required and deleting/editing other parts so that it looks like a directory description rather than a description on the companies own website.
The purpose of this information is mainly rich content for SEO purposes so adding to is preferable over taking away.
Therefore for example:
Brian Gleeson Goldsmiths:
Existing Home page - My name is Brian Gleeson and I warmly welcome you - 'A Céad Míle Fáilte' - to my web site. Gleeson Goldsmiths is a small company founded on my passion for designing and making fine quality jewellery. Many of my designs are inspired by nature. Why not view the Burren Collection range of jewellery designed to incorporate the beauty of the natural Burren landscape in North Clare. The Gold and Sterling of my jewellery compliments the natural rock of this Irish limestone [url removed, login to view] view my customised selection of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands. As you browse through this site I hope it gives you a flavour of the exclusive service we [url removed, login to view] jewellery produced by my team is sold exclusively in my shop, (open Monday to Saturday), which is attached to my workshop at Ballycasey in Shannon.I would like to extend an invitation to you to come and visit the team at Ballycasey to experience our high standard of customer care. NOTICE Gleeson Goldsmiths has no association with Gleeson Jewellers of Skycourt Shopping centre [url removed, login to view] Goldsmiths are committed to the principle of long-term customer relationships, that are built on caring, trust and respect.I can now offer you the opportunity to view some of my hand made pieces on line with the option of purchasing. Open the Jewellery page to view.
Existing About Us - Brian completed a four year apprenticeship at Kilkenny Design Centre as a goldsmith designer. A desire to bring special flair and originality to his jewellery inspired Brian to open his own workshop at Ballycasey Design Centre in [url removed, login to view] produces a distinctive range of competitively priced high quality handmade jewellery. His creations in 18, 14 & 9 caret gold, sterling silver and platinum feature both contemporary and traditional [url removed, login to view] specialises in engagement and wedding rings made in his own workshop by master craftsmen to the highest standards, all at workshop prices. The works have been influenced by the nature and scenery that surrounds Brian and his small team of goldsmiths and apprentices.
Sample edited version for directory:
"Gleeson Goldsmiths is a small company founded by Brian Gleeson. Brian, who trained at Kilkenny Design Centre as a goldsmith designer, has often described his passion for designing and making fine quality jewellery. He opened his own workshop at Ballycasey Design Centre in 1981. Many of his designs are inspired by nature. On his website you can view their hand made pieces as well as the Burren Collection range of jewellery which is designed to incorporate the beauty of the natural Burren landscape in North Clare.
All of the jewellery is sold exclusively in his shop which is attached to his workshop at Ballycasey in Shannon. Here and online you can view his customised selection of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands made by master craftsmen to the highest standards. The nature and scenery of Ballycasey influences Brian and his small team of goldsmiths and apprentices. You can also view some of on line with the option of purchasing."
IT IS CRUCIAL that the information on our directory is not copied from these websites. We CANNOT risk copyright infringment. Our descriptions therefore need to be based on information that is publically available. Be very carefull not to exactly copy any of the descriptions - not one sentance!!! We will check them all and exclude those that are too close to the original from payment.
Review the attached spreadsheet and base your pricing on 300 companies (the full directory spreadsheet that will follow). Final payment will be per record and as stated above identical text will not be considered a completed record.
Thank you, Fraser
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I have 15 years experience in writing and editing. I am already editing one monthly magazine as also regularly take up assignments to write for company brochures and profiles, as also product cataloges