How-To Geek is Looking for Microsoft Office Writers

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Think you have the perfect combination of geek knowledge and writing skills? We’re looking for a few experienced Microsoft Office writers to join our team.

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for experienced freelance writers to cover various Microsoft Office products—especially the basics like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. And don’t worry if you’re not comfortable with all of the Office apps. If you have solid experience with just one or two, we’d still love to hear from you.

Do note that we are not looking for tech news writers. We’re looking for people to write tips, how-to articles, and explainers about Microsoft Office.

All of our writers should have the following qualities:

  • You must be a geek at heart, always looking to learn more about technology and make your gadgets work better.
  • You must be able to write tips, how-to articles, and explainers that are clear and easy to understand, even to non-experts. Again, we are not looking for tech news writers.
  • You must be creative, and have the ability to generate article ideas, take suggestions, and make topics interesting and exciting.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and have your own computer.
  • You must have solid English writing skills.
  • You should have some basic screenshot and image editing chops. HTML skills are a plus.

Here’s a couple of our previous Office articles so you can get an idea of what we’re looking for in terms of quality and content. Please make sure to look through these before you decide to apply:

These are just a few examples, but they are all solid articles that we’re proud of. They should also give you a good idea of the kind of tone and depth we’re looking for.

How to Apply

Send an email to jobs@howtogeek.com with the subject How-To Geek Office Writer and include the following in your email:

  • Explain why your geek skills are worth touting to millions of readers each month.
  • Your name and location.
  • Any previous experience you have with writing and/or blogging about Microsoft Office.
  • Whether or not you are currently employed, and what you do if you are.
  • A brief overview of the topics you are familiar with, and what operating systems/computers you have access to.
  • Most Important: We want a writing sample. If you have previous writing to showcase, particularly of the how-to or explainer variety, include a link to it in your email.

We don’t have normal office hours, or even an office, so you can be located anywhere–this is strictly a telecommuting job.

Bonus points if you can find the grammatical error in this post.

So what are you waiting for? Email us already!

Walter Glenn is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.