Be paid to read, copy and paste. - repost
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The project is to try to better understand the problems of a group of people I am interested in helping. They are diverse and dedicated. I need to better understand who they are, what their problems are and what questions they have.
To do this I would like you to read an article and its comments and copy-and-pasted quotes that answer this set of questions:
- Who are the individuals or groups mentioned in the article and its comments?
- What are the problems mentioned in the article and its comments?
- What are the "impacts of the problems" mentioned in the article and its comments? (i.e why are each of these problems a problem?)
- What are the questions mentioned in the article and its comments?
- Why does the article and its comments say this questions is interesting?
For each piece you copy and paste, always grab the full sentence or sentences that you find are relevant. Do not just grab a name or a few words; I want the whole sentence or couple of sentences that contains the answer.
Please note I'm not interested in the name of every commenter or to the names of previous commenters mentioned for reference. Instead I'm after the people whom others consider worth mentioning in their writing.
Here is a link to an example article for you to look at: [url removed, login to view]
You do not need to do anything with this article. I've attached an excel spreadsheet with an example of what the results might look like. Obviously with such a short and simple article there is very little to do. In the example spreadsheet I've dumped all the responses one after the other as I found them and then marked what sort of thing (Content Type) they are. This may be the easiest method.
Most articles I am interested in outsourcing have comments but not all. Most of the time, each comment has a hyper-link as the title of the comment. Clicking the link would take you directly to it in your browser. You can easily copy-and-paste the link in most browsers by right-clicking on the link and using the option like "Copy Link" or "Copy Link Address". You are required to provide this link with any text you copy-and-paste from a comment. Likewise, you'll be required to provide the URL of the article for any text you copy-and-paste from the article itself. Even if the article does not have any comments, provide the URL for each copy-and-pasted piece of text.
This task requires good comprehension while reading English. The articles and their comments range from 10,000 to 25,000 words. In your bid, please specify how many years you've been reading English.
I would like your results in the same format as what I have provided in the attached excel spreadsheet. You are welcome to replace the first column with something quicker to type. "1" for an answer to question 1, and "2" for an answer to question 2 etc.
If you have any other questions, please ask.
This is a test project to see what results I get. If I like your work and I find it to be a good way to process these documents then there will be more of the same work in the future.
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