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    Writers Wanted – Eye Care Professionals

    We are looking for Eye Care Professionals who enjoy writing about their unique experiences with eye health and vision wear products. This might suit part-time or retired professionals.

    Email to toplevel.ken@gmail.com your interest and qualifications.

    Thank You.

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    More details may get better results. What magazine, what blog, what purpose etc.
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    retracted
    Last edited by Wes; 02-02-2012 at 07:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    I think its for http://www.ecpmag.com/
    several OB members write for it.

    I do not think it is for them.

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    ECP Mag is headquartered in PA, not CO.

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    I submit my retraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Prewitt View Post
    More details may get better results. What magazine, what blog, what purpose etc.
    Although we have been in the vision wear field for a number of years, we are in the process of developing a new information website for consumers. We are not publishing the site name yet. Our goal is to educate consumers about eye care and vision wear products. The site will also include vision wear advertising.

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    Writers wanted

    Sounds like something that might be a good fit for me. I have 35 years of experience in the optical field. I'm licensed in Virginia, though I have passed the Connecticut, Arizona, and South Carolina licenses in the past. I've worked for Ophthalmologist, Optometrists, Independent and chain Opticians, and owned my own retail optical store in Connecticut before moving to Virginia. Look forward to hearing from you. Email is dap64@netzero.com Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by toplevel.ken View Post
    Although we have been in the vision wear field for a number of years, we are in the process of developing a new information website for consumers. We are not publishing the site name yet. Our goal is to educate consumers about eye care and vision wear products. The site will also include vision wear advertising.
    Sounds like something geared for on-line eyeglass sales. No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Sounds like something geared for on-line eyeglass sales. No thanks.
    I would agree!! Sounds pretty suspicious.

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    Respectfully request a full disclosure of who and what you represent. Otherwise, I fear that you will get flamed. Legitimate requests are transparent on this board.:)

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    Diane,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Before I posted, I fully reviewed job forum rules. I respect those rules. I hope others will too.

    From Job Board Forum Rules :

    “…Also please only respond to these if you are interested in the opportunity advertised. Any other posts are subject to removal. Thank you.”

    Ken.

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    FYI, Diane's question is a legitimate one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Machol View Post
    FYI, Diane's question is a legitimate one.
    Indeed it is, Ken. A few of us on this site write for trade publications, create CE's and lecture to and for the optical professions. Before we commit to anything, we want to know the who, what, why and where of the publication. Our professional reputations depend on it. If you are looking for content for an online retailer, this is the wrong place to do it. If you are sincerely trying to educate consumers, we just want to know that as well.

    Believe me, we read and understood the same posting guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    Before we commit to anything, we want to know the who, what, why and where of the publication. Our professional reputations depend on it.
    The idea was to exchange details offline. Questions are answered fully. It would be extremely difficult if not impossible to get writers to commit to something they do not want to do.

    As mentioned above, this is a new project. We are still in development, which is why I would prefer not to mention who, what, why and where on a public forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    If you are looking for content for an online retailer…
    We are not an online retailer, but this is for online readership, for online business and online advertising. Many large sites advertise for online retailers. It’s almost a given.

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    …this is the wrong place to do it
    This is a job board for eye-care professionals. Some readers have responded positively, and so from their perspective and my perspective, it is a perfect place to do it. That said, I respect your opinion and perspective. You are an active member here and I am not.

    To full disclosure question, I think I have disclosed enough to make it easy for people to decline at this point. I think for most readers you might still be left wondering and asking for information publicly. I am sorry, but look at a typical classified ad, or online ad, they are sometimes pretty brief. And also, our competition reads too, and I would guess some read here.

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    If you are sincerely trying to educate consumers, we just want to know that as well.
    The fact that I am posting here on a professional eye care forum should be evidence enough that consumer education and consumer interest in general is a very high priority. Believe me, there are many non-eye care writers available out there.

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    This availability is now closed to further applications.

    Thank you to those who responded.

    Ken.

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    guy was afraid to answer questions. I bet thats why he closed the application process

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    Hey Wes. Like the quote. Always right on the money. Hope all is well at Daltonland.

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    Hey, thanks. "It is what it is"

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