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Freelance wanted: Phonemic transcriptions/re-spelled pronunciation guide

Date Submitted: 01-Mar-2004
From: Eleanor Cowan
Subject: Freelance wanted: Phonemic transcriptions/re-spelled pronunciation guide
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Institution/Organization: Geddes & Grosset Book Publishers

Notice: Our Junior Dictionary needs a pronunciation guide that is accessible to 8 to 12 year olds. We are looking for someone to create a user-friendly pronunciation system for children. We need around 18,000 transcriptions, either in a simplified version of IPA or using a spelled-out system (already in place for some entries). UK-based freelances would be preferable though not essential. Applicants should be experienced in English phonetics and capable of working to deadline and to budget.
Please contact Eleanor Cowan to find out more. Any comments or queries are very welcome. eleanor@geddesandgrosset.co.uk
tel: 01555 665000