My colleague RexWorld sent me this little distress signal earlier today. If you think you qualify, send him (not me) a private message.
"Hey, if you...might be interested
in picking up
some IS/IT type articles for Download.com, let me know. Could be
good exposure—a byline on Download.com is bound to reach a pretty wide
audience. Here's details on what they're looking for:
"We have been doing a series of "Best Free Software" features, like this one.
"Each short feature showcases 10 totally free programs in the category
on our site, in this case IS/IT. The problem with this particular
feature is finding the expertise; we don't have anyone knowledgable
about this on staff [at Download.com] nor the equipment to test the software in practice.
I'm looking for someone who can find and review 10 good free products
and then write up this short feature. I'm more interested in finding
someone very knowledgeable about the subject than I am in someone who's
a great writer—I can edit things into shape."
Rex is a good guy and wouldn't ask if he wasn't serious. If you legitimately think you could do the job, drop him a line.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.