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

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for experienced freelance writers to cover Microsoft Excel. In particular, we need people who are comfortable writing about the basics and some of Excel’s more advanced features—formulas, charts, PivotTables, conditional formatting, filters, and so on. And don’t worry if you’re not comfortable with all of those features. If you have solid experience with just a few, 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 Excel.

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.
  • You must be creative and able 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.
  • You must have access to a current copy of Microsoft Excel (Excel 2019 or Office 365)—preferably for Windows.

Here are some of our previous Excel articles so you can get an idea of what we’re looking for regarding quality and content. Please make sure to look through these before you decide to apply:

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

How to Apply

Send an email to with the subject How-To Geek Excel Writer and include the following in your email:

  • Your name and location.
  • Any previous experience you have with writing and blogging about Microsoft Excel.
  • Whether or not you are currently employed and what you do if you are.
  • A brief overview of the topics with which you’re familiar with and the operating systems/software to which you have access.
  • 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 are especially interested in samples that have not been professionally edited, so if you have your own blog be sure to let us know.

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

So what are you waiting for? Email us already!

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Walter Glenn is a former Editorial Director for How-To Geek and its sister sites. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry and over 20 years as a technical writer and editor. He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. He's authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years.
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