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  David Becker
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a writer/reporter/editor with more than 25 years experience covering everything from Metallica concerts to semiconductor design. Work and freelance experience includes major magazines, metro newspapers, trade pubs and Web operations. Author of "Master Your DSLR Camera," a bestselling (250,000+ copies) e-book/app. Areas of interest and expertise include personal technology, music, photography and travel.

I'm a concise, witty and fluid writer, a meticulous editor of others and my own work and a no-excuses deadline performer.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 5 Years
Reporter 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Consumer Products 10 Years
Technology 10 Years
Entertainment 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
24 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Wired News (11+), Macworld (1-2), Men's Journal (1-2), Open Air Publishing (1-2), Popular Science (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
J. Peterman (11+)
Other Work History
Staff jobs: Staff writer, CNET News.com; managing editor, TechWeek; features writer/movie critic, Wisconsin State Journal; pop music critic, Oakland Tribune.
Computer Skills
Word, Quark Xpress, Windows 7, Typepad, WordPress, Tumblr
Technical Skills
Photoshop, Lightroom
Equipment
WiFi laptop, digital SLR camera, Word, digital audio recorder, iPad, Android phone
Foreign Language Skills
some Spanish, German.
Awards
Western Publishers' Association "Maggie" award, 2004, Best Online Article
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Open Air Publishing , 12/16/2011)
A media-rich e-book for aspiring photographers. 150,000 copies sold and still running hot!
Tech  
(Men's Journal, 11/1/2008)
Roundup of latest digicam models, plus advice on buying gear and taking betters photos.
(Men's Journal, 8/1/2008)
Reviews of digital camcorders for August 2008 Men's Journal.
(Men's Journal, 5/1/2008)
Roundup of underwater cameras.
(Macworld, 12/18/2007)
Review of Canon's new high-end compact camera.
(Luxury Living, 11/1/2005)
Complete your high-end audio system with $5,000 speaker wires.
(CNET , 4/9/2004)
Feature on the evolving "use tax" law and enforcement.
(TechWeek, 4/19/1999)
Feature on the religious dimensions of the Y2K scare.
Music/entertainment/travel  
(AXS.com, 1/25/2015)
Profile of inspirational Bay Area jazz singer.
(San Francisco Examiner, 9/12/2001)
Profile of famous/infamous rock originator Ike Turner.
(Oakland Tribune, 3/3/1996)
Feature exploring the business aspects of home-grown hip hop.
(Oakland Tribune, 10/8/1995)
Review of Barry White concert.
(Oakland Tribune, 5/15/1994)
Profile of blues legend Charles Brown.
(Oakland Tribune, 2/20/1994)
Profile of San Francisco church that venerates jazz legend John Coltrane.