I have a collection of around 200 news articles gained from online news archives. I want the stories researched (e.g. find other articles on the same story through Yahoo/Google News) and then re-written so that we can publish the new article as our own.
Each of the articles is about legal matters/incidents. Each article must be over 400 words. Each article must be totally re-written, NOT just re-ordered - we don't want copyright lawsuits!
Example article that I would want researched and re-written:
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ENGLISH MUST BE YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE. I'm sure that you speak english very well compared to how I would speak your language, but past experience has taught me that no matter how much you may have studied English, writing in it doesn't have the same poetic flow unless you are brought up with it.
Below is a sample article that I want you to rewrite before I can award the project which will be 200 news articles. the finished pieces will read as news articles, not simply content. Also, if you could state a timescale for completion I would appreciate it.
Thanks. We will retain all rights.
Sample article to be rewritten as a test before awarding project.
Pothole 'fall' footballer jailed after fraud Dec 7 2005
A LANDMARK court victory yesterday could herald the end of fantasy "trip and fall" claims that are beginning to cripple local authority budgets.
Matthew Hughes, 26, was jailed for two weeks for claiming £10,000 damages after making up a story he fell into a pothole outside his Pontlottyn home near Caerphilly.
But council investigators discovered that less than two hours after the "accident" he scored a goal for his local football team Pontlottyn Blast Furnace.
And he was even photographed before the match kneeling on his apparently undamaged knee in a team lineup.
The jailing for contempt of court in respect of lies in sworn statements is believed to have been the first in a personal injury claim against a council in the UK.
Caerphilly County Council has estimated that between 60% and 90% of claims for personal injury compensation against councils across Wales are based on lies.
Fraud costs the 22 Welsh local authorities an estimated £13m annually, with an incredible 63p in every pound spent on highway maintenance going towards fighting claims.
Caerphilly County Council took the so-far-unprecedented step of prosecuting for contempt to put off other fraudsters.
At the hearing Hughes, together with friends Jamie Verity and Chris Rowland, denied contempt, with Hughes trying to claim he injured his knee before the game but still played afterwards.
The judge however ruled it was "beyond doubt" the three were lying.
Last year, Caerphilly County Borough Council saved nearly £1m of taxpayers' money by fighting fraudulent claims.
Since starting to investigate all claims, Caerphilly County Borough Council has seen a reduction in claims for compensation from around 1,300 to 600 a year.A Caerphilly County Borough Council spokesman said, "Our definition of success is not just defeating a fraudulentclaim but then successfully perusing the fraudster through the court and making him or her pay dearly."
The jailing was welcomed by Andy Wigmore of the Claims Standards Council.
"I have been told of agents in casualty departments in Welsh hospitals with £300 in their hand asking people if they want to claim damages for their accident," he said.
The average payout for a successful personal injury claim relating to a footway currently stands at £20,000 and is increasing. With insurance policy excess clauses often as high as £250,000, the vast majority of claims which are settled are paid directly by the local authority, not the insurance companies. That means council-tax payers are footing the bill.
Dayton Griffiths, Caerphilly County Council's insurance and risk manager, said, "Fraudulent cases are more prevalent when a 'claim farmer' is involved - they collate lists of potential claimants and pass the list on to solicitors - more often than not non-local solicitors, sometimes referred to as 'ambulance chasers'."
These latest figures represent the money Welsh local authorities had to put aside to meet the potential cost of personal injury claims:
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Merthyr Tydfil has the largest number of claims per head of population, closely followed by Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.
Ceredigion has the lowest.