As you know, Bob, I work for Mahalo.com, the Santa Monica, California Internet start-up backed by Sequoia Capital (and others) and run by Jason Calacanis. Mahalo.com is a human-curated search site that strives to provide high-quality results for the terms most people search for the most often. Examples are all over this paragraph. Here are some more.
Part of my job involves screening and helping train the freelancers that make up part of our editorial team. Right now, I’m looking for about a dozen freelance writers who can commit twenty to forty eight hours per week.
This gig is not for every writer, and there is a learning curve. The right freelancer has excellent writing skills, including the ability to write fast and concise copy from a neutral point of view. In addition, they are experienced Internet researchers who can tell high quality sites from spam, advertorials and scraped content harvesters. Familiarity with AP style and mediawiki markup is a plus.
It occurs to me… I know some writers. Those writers know writers. It also strikes me that most writers are looking for ways to make money with words. If that’s you, freelancing for Mahalo.com is something you should look into.
Questions? Contact matt @ mahalo dot com after you read this.
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