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Joshua M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 1, 2016

Joshua M.

Writer, Technical Writer, Author
   United States
  |   Denver, CO
  |  4:20 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $31

Over the course of 17 years, I've written around 200 articles on a variety of technical topics, from optics, to psychoacoustics, to consumer electronics. I also wrote two books on emerging technologies, The Little Audio CD Book (2000) and Burn, Baby, Burn! (2004).

Though I wrote for several publications, there is, or was, a kind of headquarters: the now-defunct 'EMedia'. At 'EMedia', I was given a column, 'The Digital Aesthetic'. The column treated of technology's impact on traditional art forms, and new art forms made possible by...

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Jul 11, 2014|User Guides & Manuals|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Here's a book I wrote. Happy to send a chapter or 11 along to you.
Another book I wrote.
Wrote a good 2000 words for this issue. Not so many in other issues.
In this issue, I wrote a review of the very first portable mp3 player available for...
This issue announces my column, The Digital Aesthetic. You can see the announcement...
Got loads of covers, but this one's my favorite. In this feature, I make a prediction...
Another cover I like. For the feature I wrote, I got to talk with crazy megachurch...
Long story short, I'd put a presentation on music distribution models together for...
This is a full-on geek-out piece on optical recording speeds. 'BLER' stands for 'Block...
News piece on DeCSS, here mainly to demonstrate I can write news.

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Service Description

There's an upside to being your own harshest critic: you tend to improve with that loud voice demanding bigger, better, stronger, faster prose. The downside is, it can be difficult to summon enough prima donna to sell your services. Fortunately, there is the middle ground: your efforts to date, which speak for themselves, literally.

An editor told me he hates everything, but harbors a special hatred for my writing: the pieces I wrote for his publication 'take no edit', that is, my work was always ready for press without his having done anything to it. That, in turn, robbed him of the opportunity to pretend he was polishing hackwork. What he said is probably wildly exaggerated - we were drinking seaside at a boring conference - but I offer that anecdote when someone asks after the quality of my writing without having read any of it.

The reason I share that anecdote is you likely have neither time nor inclination to read the books, features, articles, columns and other content in my portfolio. Of course, should you require it, I'd be delighted to send you a piece specifically relating to your project.

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