Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why Joel Doesn't Sleep

Believe it or not, I'm still a freelance writer. In fact, I've been busier than ever writing for and prepping for a few new markets that will keep me running for the foreseeable future.

First off, I've submitted a couple of reviews--and built up a testbed for more--to Maximum PC, a site/mag I've been associated with for many years. In fact, way back when it was called boot magazine, I worked on the other side of a partition from the editors during my stint as PC Gamer's first Technical Editor. We used to kick the boot team's asses at CTF in Quake 2. Legends like Sean Cleveland, George Jones, my current editor Michael Brown, and the late and personally influential Andrew Sanchez have all been/still are part of the incredible MaxPC team.

Next, I've recently been awarded a contract position as the "acting" Editor-in-Chief of FiringSquad. My first column is up, and as you may know, this site needs a lot of TLC. Under my reign, it will retake its position as one of the premiere gaming websites in the universe. I have a ton of stuff in store for the site, some of which will go up this week, so keep an eye on it.

I've also been working for PC World with my old ExtremeTech teammate Jason Cross, and I'm in the running to become the Video Game Gear Guide at About.com. All the while, I've been writing a steady string of notebook reviews for Computer Shopper. Fun stuff there. 

So yeah, with all that going on, plus family life and attempting to grow a decent crop of tomatoes, I've got a heck of a lot to do lately. That said, I have some writing to do. Peace!

1 comment:

  1. I've added the FiringSquad website to my RSS feeds. Lots of good info in there! I'll keep an eye on it to see the future improvements you want to bring.

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