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Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on May 29, 2006, 10:53:13 PM
Yes, you read it right. We're actually hiring. It's part of the restructuring of the PPC Staff.


PinoyPC is currently on the lookout for four (4) regular writers.

Ideally, we'd want our writers to

- have the necessary written English (or even Filipino) skills
- adequately know what they're writing about
- be willing to take constructive criticism from the editors
- meet or exceed the monthly quota of three (3) articles per month for the duration of the agreed upon contract

We're not asking for interested people to quit their day jobs or anything, but meeting the monthly quota is important to us.

An unrestricted number of contributing writers are also welcome. While we will still look for the same level of quality in articles, contributors will not be required to meet a monthly quota. However, they will not receive the same level of compensation as the regular writers.

Please feel free to post questions. But people applying for the writing gig are requested to email me at al@pinoypc.net or Louie at louie@pinoypc.net and attach one or two sample works.

Thank you.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: theDUD3 on May 29, 2006, 11:13:26 PM
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However, they will not receive the same level of compensation as the regular writers.

may i ask what the compensation is? :D
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on May 29, 2006, 11:18:25 PM
Cash. Or a kiss from Al if you wish.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: jack on May 29, 2006, 11:40:27 PM
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Or a kiss from Al if you wish.

Ay type!
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: dwick on May 29, 2006, 11:51:03 PM
i was just thinking a while ago (during the eb) about the shortcut thingy ...

parang gusto ko mag share kaso what do i need?
like the Software and stuff .(or the likes) ???

:confused:
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on May 29, 2006, 11:51:29 PM
lol!

I'm also pushing for the option of a PPC T-shirt for first time contributors.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: delta_crash on May 30, 2006, 12:46:53 AM
I'm interested. How's your recruitment process? To whom do I email my resume and all?
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: bonta-kun on May 30, 2006, 02:13:34 AM
what excactly do you get to write about?
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: KillerMCB on May 30, 2006, 07:46:31 AM
same questions as above :)
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: jack on May 30, 2006, 08:13:42 AM
hardware reviews, game reviews, software guides, gadget reviews, etc. tech related stuff.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on May 30, 2006, 09:04:52 AM
If you're interested, talk to me or Al. We'll need you to write something right away and we'll take it from there.

It can be anything tech related. For example, a guide on how to search google effectively, a comparison of different anti-virus software, how to surf porn safely, etc.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on May 30, 2006, 10:53:57 AM
I believe test hardware can also be borrowed from distros, provided you can coordinate their borrowing and return. Unfortunately, as of this time, we can't give the same level of support for software.

Then there's the buyer's guide.

It would also be nice to write about something more local, like events coverage, intelligent commentary, project diaries, trend analyses. That sort of stuff. I'm really hoping to see more articles along these lines.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: makoantz0508 on May 30, 2006, 11:04:55 AM
just a suggestion to the ppc eds:

as pointed out during the last eb, one concern in generating articles for "how to" topics is that each of us have our own way of doing things, like, for example, assembling a PC from scratch.  Why don't we create a column named something like "Here's How I Do It" column. This way the contributor is free to discuss how he does things his own way. Then below the article, comments and suggestions can be made on the article.  The topic can then expand from the comments and suggestions the readers of the article posts. (of course, the eds have the discretion which comments/suggestions to post or edit/censor)

what do you think?
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Sephiroth on May 30, 2006, 11:10:27 AM
Re: events coverage

according to the megatrade hall website, there will be a 1st Phil. Wireless & Media Expo in hall 1 and 2 June 2 to June 4.

maybe aspiring writers can start off there. bring a camera along for the event.

don't forget teh babes, ha?
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on May 30, 2006, 11:57:52 AM
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just a suggestion to the ppc eds:

as pointed out during the last eb, one concern in generating articles for "how to" topics is that each of us have our own way of doing things, like, for example, assembling a PC from scratch.  Why don't we create a column named something like "Here's How I Do It" column. This way the contributor is free to discuss how he does things his own way. Then below the article, comments and suggestions can be made on the article.  The topic can then expand from the comments and suggestions the readers of the article posts. (of course, the eds have the discretion which comments/suggestions to post or edit/censor)

what do you think?
that "How-to" is actually the prefix of the article series we used to write a few years ago. it was a time when members actually discussed the articles we put out.

we're hoping to have that back.
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on May 30, 2006, 12:18:16 PM
this site feedback forum would be perfect for discussing articles
Title: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on May 30, 2006, 08:24:58 PM
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I'm interested. How's your recruitment process? To whom do I email my resume and all?
sorry, i didn't reply sooner. the email addresses are in my first post. no need for a formal resume on my part. just a few sample works. they don't even need to be reviews. i'll also accept short term papers, technical papers, reports or even creative writings just to see how well you can write.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: RascalKing on July 14, 2006, 02:36:32 PM
How long do the articles have to be / how many words?
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on July 14, 2006, 03:24:13 PM
at least 500 words.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on July 14, 2006, 04:51:10 PM
That's the rule of thumb. We don't really enforce the number of words though we make it a point for every article to be as complete as possible.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: death metal on July 22, 2006, 05:49:51 PM
I'd like to see some local event write ups as well as some new gadgets or what's currently out on our local distros!!!!

Woot, waiting for this to get rolling soon...
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: rodion_herrera on November 06, 2007, 11:12:54 AM
So you guys eventually managed to hire the 4 already?

-RODION
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on November 06, 2007, 11:15:21 AM
we still only have contributors
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: rodion_herrera on November 06, 2007, 11:25:58 AM
So the positions are still open then?

-RODION
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on November 06, 2007, 08:36:37 PM
the "opening" was posted one and a half years ago. the writers have come and gone. things are a bit different, right now.

at the moment, i think it's best for ourselves and anyone interested to go at it as contributors and feel it out first.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: rodion_herrera on November 06, 2007, 08:46:19 PM
Ok, thank you for the info.

-RODION
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Sephiroth on April 03, 2008, 11:52:48 PM
Why is my article about ubuntu linux still not out?
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Al on April 04, 2008, 12:40:49 AM
what article?
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Sephiroth on April 04, 2008, 08:14:29 AM
The article about Linux, my experience with installation of the OS, configuring the drivers and tweaking it out -- from a newbie in Linux.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on April 04, 2008, 12:11:59 PM
sorry dude, i've just been too preoccupied with other stuff like work so i haven't really touched your article yet. would you like to have a crack at it, al?
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Sephiroth on April 04, 2008, 12:53:03 PM
It's alright. I just thought that 8.04 is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: jack on April 08, 2008, 01:33:43 PM
I can still help edit stuff, if you'd like.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on April 10, 2008, 01:16:44 PM
pm me your e-mail addy jack and i'll send it to you ^^
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Sephiroth on June 30, 2009, 07:00:31 PM
Boss Louie, natanggap mo ba yung article na na-email ko?
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on July 07, 2009, 02:53:19 PM
Jason,

Yes, I got your mail. Sorry for not responding earlier.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on June 23, 2011, 02:34:30 PM
Hello, everyone.

If anyone is interested in writing for PPC, you're welcome to try out. Just e-mail me your first article and once it's approved I'll create an account for you so that you can upload future articles yourself.

For previous contributors and writers like Sephiroth, I'll be giving them direct access so that there's less red tape. This should go in line with the blog style that the revamped site has.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on July 13, 2011, 09:38:03 AM
Bumping this up!

Thanks to Sephiroth/Jason for contributing.
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: dom_08 on October 09, 2011, 11:11:01 PM
hi Louie,

I don't think can write, but if ever I meet someone who's willing to have their products reviewed, who do I give him/her to? :)
(sino contact person for this reviews?)
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on October 09, 2011, 11:32:13 PM
Send it to me
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: dom_08 on October 13, 2011, 10:57:48 AM
Send it to me

what's your e-mail and contact number? :D:D
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: Louie on October 13, 2011, 06:53:08 PM
louie at pinoypc.net
Title: Re: Wanted: Article Writers
Post by: dom_08 on October 28, 2011, 10:08:58 AM
louie at pinoypc.net
Could you check if pumasok na yung e-mail from a friend of mine. Virtusio yung company. :)