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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Passage Researchers Needed

I need 3-6 passage searchers for a state project ; i.e., you  would locate public-domain reading passages online that could be used in  standardized HS reading tests.

Experience in passage searching and/or item writing preferred, but not required; some minor training/info provided.

Selected candidates will be given a short test (15-20 minutes) to ensure they can follow basic directions exactly. If you take longer than that to finish the test (or don't do it correctly), this job is not for you.

You must have time to finish half of the passages by Mother's Day and the other half by Memorial Day, so take that into account when applying. People with a current full-time job are unlikely to have the time needed.

Pay is $16 per passage; you will be an employee of Avery Enterprises for the duration, so FICA/SS taxes will be withheld and paid on your behalf. (You get a W-2 at the end of the year.)

Application deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm wherever you live. Apply/e-mail resume to

Contract Opportunity for Educational Content Writer

Deadline to apply May 15, 2014
Imaginative/creative/ work independently/excellent writing skills/knowledge of k-7 Alberta Education curriculum/understanding of interests and abilities of children aged 4 – 12/passionate about water and other environmental issues.
WP Puppet Theatre Society is looking for a technical writer to finish the Study Guide that accompanies our puppet production ‘Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery Stories’. This online document builds on the excitement generated by the show and provides further learning opportunities for the audiences of both schools and general public, to understand the issues and subjects mentioned in the production. There are interactive activities, links, graphics and background information. At a minimum we would like to add a bibliography as well as additional interactive content, make it mobile-phone friendly, test it with children, and edit the existing document.
Applications should not be more than 6 pages and include:
1)   Samples of past writing related to this project
2)   A brief proposal of how you would improve the current on line study guide found at
3)   Current resume
4)   Proposed budget summary for the contract, up to a maximum of $4,000
5)   Work to be completed by September 2014
6)   The puppet production can be seen on May 2nd and 1st week of June in Calgary.
Submit to: with the subject heading PIC Study Guide
Background information on WP Puppet Theatre –
Deadline for applications May 15, 2014