Research and Creative Writing for blog/webshop

Research and Creative Writing for blog/webshop

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Job Description

I am launching a website soon, and due to the lack of time to spend on writing, I would like to get quotes from, and post jobs to the freelancers here on oDesk.

That is why I am looking for someone to write texts that will be used as blog posts/informational texts on the topic "bamboo" and/or "ceramic knives". I want the site to contain various topics on bamboo - how it's made, why it's sustainable, why it's good to use compared to other types of wood, etc. I would like 2 (two) original (not copied) texts with a minimum of 500 words in each.

The texts should be two of the following topics:

1. "Why Bamboo is a Sustainable Material/Why Bamboo is Eco Friendly"
2. "Why Bamboo is Good Quality Wood/Why chose Bamboo over normal wood"
3. "Why you should use Ceramic Knives instead of normal knives/Why Ceramic Knives are better knives"
4. "Guide to Cleaning Bamboo Cutting Boards/How to take good care of your bamboo cutting boards"
5. "Guide to your Ceramic Knife with Bamboo handle - How to take care of it, how to store it, what can you use it on, special handling of ceramic knives"

The texts should have the following characteristics:

1. The texts should be in a positive conversational tone. They should not look like something you would find in a dull textbook.
2. As the texts will be used on a website, there will be a small descriptive title with the "keyword" in it, at the start of the post. Make sure the title, if changed from my example, contains the keywords.
As an example: “Bamboo Cutting Board” is the keywords - Title: “Why Bamboo Cutting Boards are more sturdy than other types of wooden cutting boards”
3. You should deliver the finished file in a text file, using either an open source program, Notepad or Microsoft Office.

Contractor requirements

I am seeking the following qualities in the contractor:

1. Must be able to finish the task within 2 (two) days
2. Excellent English writing skills, and a familiarity with bamboo or kitchenware in general would be a big plus (however, it's not crucial - if you just have good researcher skills, and can manage to write on a topic you've read about)
3. Creative and engaging writing style that will appeal to both young, middle-aged and old people and at the same time be informative and creating great content
4. Ability to finish the two texts within a couple of hours. One (two) hour(s) of dedicated research are enough to produce a 500-word-text. The writing itself can also be done on one (two) hours. So the maximum amount of hours spent on this assignment should be no more than 6 hours.

How to apply

Please submit writing samples (references) that highlight your writing style, so that I can see what your texts look like. Please also rate your familiarity with bamboo products, bamboo wood and kitchenware such as ceramic knifes, cutting boards

About the company

I work in the trading industry and the e-Commerce industry, and for a new site I am launching I need some texts written.

If the contractor completes the assignment, and if I am very satisfied with the received work, I will have more work for the person who completes.

Skills: research, english, writing