SQL Server Performance

Part-Time/Contract SQL Server Writer/Editor

Discussion in 'SQL Server-Related Job Postings' started by bradmcgehee, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    JOB DESCRIPTION


    Job Title: SQL Server Writer/Editor

    --Part-time Contract Position
    --Payment: USD $1,200 per month minimum
    --Paid Monthly via PayPal.com
    --You work out of your own home or office, in your own country of residence
    --U.S. citizenship not required
    --Non-U.S. citizens must reside in a county that accepts PayPal.com for payment of monthly contract fee
    --No Benefits, other than monthly payment
    --Contractor is responsible for all their own expenses and taxes, and must follow all applicable laws of their country of residence
    --Contract is subject to termination at any time by either party for any reason
    --If U.S. resident or citizen, must complete W-4 form
    --This is a work-for-hire agreeement, which means that all content provided is owned and copyrighted by SQL-Server-Performance.Com.
    --All work provided must be original work of the author, and not derivative of other works (in other words, don't rewrite someone else's content)



    Job Skills Needed/Preferred:

    --Must be very knowledgeable about SQL Server 2000, and willing to learn SQL Server 2005 as soon as possible
    --Must have previous work experience with SQL Server (any version).
    --Must have access to both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Beta (can provide beta if necessary)
    --Must have **EXCELLENT** English writing skills (very little editing/rewriting required of submitted content)
    --Must have some experience in technical writing
    --Must like to research
    --Must be able to work independently
    --Must be able to work consistently and on a strict time schedule
    --SQL Server performance tuning skills highly desirable
    --SQL Server clustering skills highly desirable
    --SQL Server Reporting Services skills highly desirable
    --SQL Server T-SQL skills highly desirable
    --HTML skills desirable
    --Prefer someone who is currently a full-time, working SQL Server DBA



    Minimum Work Requirements (Additional, superior, work may result in monthly bonuses):

    --A minimum of five forum posts (answers to questions) in forum each business day (about 22 days a month)
    --One new FAQ (based on popular forum questions) per week, at least 250 words
    --One Software Spotlight per month, software will be provided, at least 1,000 words
    --One new book review a month, book to be provided, at least 500 words
    --Twenty new or updated tips per month, at least 100 words each
    --One new SQL Server script per month, including description of how to use the script and how it works, at least 500 words
    --One new SQL Server-related Weblog entry a week, at least 250 words
    --One new article a month, at least 1,500 words, with code and/or screenshots as appropriate.
    --(Additional optional articles, provided each month besides this first one, to be paid an additional $150 each.)

    (The above is somewhat flexible, and can be changed depending on circumstances.)

    Total Estimated Hours Per Month to Complete Above Assignments: 30-35 hours (Not paid on an hourly basis, but on the quantity and quality of work provided.)



    How to Apply:

    --Write webmaster@sql-server-performance.com
    --Include resume
    --Include list of published articles or books
    --Include one or more writing samples (URLs pointing to articles OK)

    Expect a response in 1-2 weeks after submitting above.



    Why Apply for this Opportunity?

    --Boost your income
    --A legitimate way to write off related computer-hardware, software, training, conferences, and travel expenses from your taxes (depending on your country of residence)
    --Increase your job skills
    --Gain writing experience
    --Increase your standing in the sQL Server community
    --Strengthen your resume
    --Other Perks: Free Books, Free Software, Free Logo Clothing


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  2. bradmcgehee New Member

    UPDATE

    Since posting this ad, I have found out that most everyone does not have enough time to perform all of these duties. So what I have decided to do is to break down this job into multiple, smaller positions.

    So far, I have worked out arrangements with Satya Jayanty, Frank Kalis, and Dinesh Asanka for part-time help. With these people helping out, I should be able to add a lot more content to the website in the next several months.

    Also, as these three DBAs are now officially helping me out, they are no longer eligible for the forum contest, which means that others will now have a better opportunity for the monthly free gifts.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  3. derrickleggett New Member

    That's exciting. I appreciate all the help you guys give on a regular basis. It will be interesting to see what you come up with on the site. If you need me to review any material, ask questions, etc let me know. If you get aggrivated and want to just scream at someone, you can email me in all CAPS!!!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  4. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />If you get aggrivated and want to just scream at someone, you can email me in all CAPS!!!!! <br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Are you married or why do you want to feel voluntarily guilty for all the pain in the world? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank<br />SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  5. satya Moderator

    Thanks Derrick<br /><br />Thats nice of you in extending your experience to review the contents and I see your area of expertise is hardware performance. Your contribution in this area is appreciated.<br /><br />LOL, Frank.<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by derrickleggett</i><br /><br />That's exciting. I appreciate all the help you guys give on a regular basis. It will be interesting to see what you come up with on the site. If you need me to review any material, ask questions, etc let me know. If you get aggrivated and want to just scream at someone, you can email me in all CAPS!!!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>

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