good news and bad
Check out: mediabistro.com: Freelance Marketplace
This brand new site changes everything (everything gets changed a lot, doesn't it?)
It's good news if you need writing or even writerly thinking. There's no excuse for your manuals, books, magazines, reports, etc. to be less than stellar when people like this are there to help.
The bad news is, why are people this good looking for work? (answer? the best ones aren't... but it never hurts to keep your name out there).
As the web matures, we're seeing one marketplace after another get more efficient and simpler. I'm pining for the days when I used to spend weeks to find writers this good. This site would have saved me days and dollars.