27x1000 word articles on Commodities / Finance

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Project Description:
27x1000 word articles on Commodities / Finance

We have this interesting project on writing about the world's major commodities.

We are after 27 x 1000 word articles on each major commodity. Articles are to be written for an encyclopedia (ie we do not want "journalism" or "opinions" just hard facts).

Articles to be written in 'Wikipedia' format which is a simple way of formating text.

Successful bidder must have strong command of english, excellent grammar, and must have experience writing about financial topics. Bidder must be good at independent research.

All references to facts or figures must be referenced appropriately in the footnotes (source, author, title, date, link).

All articles must be original and will be checked in copyscape.

Bidder to load articles directly into wikipedia. We will then review these drafts and provide edits/items for change. Bidder agrees to allow us up to three reviews before finalisation.

Major commodities covered are:
Base Metals
* Copper
* Nickel
* Aluminium
* Lead
* Tin
* Zinc

* Uranium
* Oil
* Liquid Natural Gas
* Coal Seam Methane

Bulk Commodities
* Iron Ore
* Bauxite
* Coal

Precious Metals
* Gold
* Silver
* Platinum

Specialty Metals
* Molybdenum
* Cobalt
* Manganese

Mineral Sands
* Zircon
* Rutile
* Illumenite

* Wheat
* Corn
* Sugar

* Diamonds
* Phosphate


* Overview
- paragraph or two on commodity, commodity specification, how traded, how priced in the market (spot market, long term contracts, etc?), what exchanges (e.g. london metals exchange).
- copyright free picture (e.g. from wikipedia)

* Applications
- Major usages
- Worldwide major uses (include figures / percentages in table)
- Do substitutes exist for major uses? If so, what?

* Supply/Demand
- Refer to relevant major study group / organisation for up to date statistics.
- Refer to International Lead/Zinc Study Group www.ilzsg.org for lead/zinc
- Refer to International Copper Study Group www.icsg.org for copper
- Refer to http://mp3.news.com.au/bcm/1121-nuclear/Report_20Nov.pdf for uranium
- 1 paragraph per each driver for demand/supply

- Worldwide production year on year - need chart with figures
- Worldwide demand year on year - need chart with figures

Major Mines Worldwide
- table of top 10 mines with 2005, 2006, 2007 production

Major Mines Australia
- top 10 if appropriate

Major Companies worldwide involved in mining these commodities

Impact of China

Skills required:
Copywriting, Data Entry, Data Processing, Proofreading, Research
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