James Sanders on Muck Rack

James Sanders

Verified
Japan
Freelance Technology Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Cloud computing, security, enterprise technology, networking, open source software, SaaS
Doesn't Cover: Venture capital, Wearable technology

Writer of various topics, often in a fashion generously described as humorous. Views are mine, not of my employer. (But they can be yours, too.)

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Biography

I'm making the transition from programmer to technology writer, and currently write primarily about Cloud Computing and Enterprise Security for TechRepublic and for special projects, ZDNet.

I'm an open-source advocate, and use Fedora as the daily driver on the desktop, and Debian on servers (bes...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yeah -- a Brother electric typewriter from the early 1990s. The sound it makes as you press the keys is so... satisfying.

When's the best time to pitch you?

There are are no good or bad times -- only good or bad pitches. Between the magic email and time zones, timing should not be a concern.

What's the worst pitch you ever got?

That [Company] just completed another round of funding. It's the least possible newsworthy story -- it doesn't have any impact on users.