This is from former tech reporter Ben Pimentel, who left recently (before the cuts) to work at Stanford. Thanks, Ben!
For those interested in academia, there's always a bunch of editing, writing and web producing jobs on the Berkeley (jobs.berkeley.edu) and Stanford (jobs.stanford.edu) sites. Visitors should go to the communications page or type "editor" or "writer" in the search bar.
Also, the Stanford Business School often hires freelancers to write magazine articles or summaries of research papers. The publications director is Cathy Castillo who can be reached at email@example.com and the magazine editor is Kathy O'Toole who can be reached at OToole_Kathy@gsb.stanford.edu.