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Language expert to "shelter" brief news stories
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  • Posted: Tue, Dec 14, 2010
  • Time Left: Closed
  • Location: Anywhere
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* Must have excellent command of the English language, including strong writing
skills, vocabulary and spelling.

Task involves:

* Reading excerpts of news stories and "sheltering" them to a lower reading level.
* Sheltering is when you simplify the content by re-writing it for a lower reading
proficiency level, by using shorter sentences and simpler verb tenses, vocabulary
and syntax.
* This task will require sheltering 3 news stories 5 days a week. Each news story is
roughly 120 words.
* Below is an example that describes the end result. The advanced version will be
provided, and the person will need to create a basic version using the advanced
version as a guide.

Advanced version (will be provided):
"If nostalgia doesn't work, perhaps a good package of fiscal and economic incentives will do the trick.

That is the rationale behind Rafael Correa's "Welcome Home" initiative, a government-sponsored program that...

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