I just wrote an email to an advertisement for a webmaster and thought, “Hey, I could make that a post on my web site. So here it is.


An article on your web site asked for “someone who has more professional experience than a beginner, but less experience than an expert.” That sounds just about right for me. I do hope to command the exorbitant fees of a CSS expert one day, but not today.

I have been the web master of DFWREIN for about 4 years and have been on the Internet since Usenet was called Fidonet. I am mostly home bound and am very responsive to update requests. I can write copy and have enough programming experience to keep me out of trouble. I possess a very orderly mind.

I can write, rewrite and edit well-formed, valid CSS, and (x)html. I am fluent in many server side computer languages and am familiar with version control software. I play well with others, but prefer to play by myself.

I have dabbled in JavaScript and like the jQuery library which you apparently use. I am familiar with PHP and am currently contributing to the WordPress Codex project.

I prefer editing raw text files to using commercial editors and IDEs, but I can go get one of those if it is absolutely required. I will need about 24 hours to get the feel for your web site, to determine how pages are being generated and to get started on any new project. Otherwise I can change usually my schedule to fit your needs.

I would not recommend myself as a designer. I can do some work in a pinch, but there are better people out there.

I generally charge $80 per hour by monthly internet invoice after work is completed. I only charge for the time I am typing: writing copy, writing markup, writing code or testing code. I never charge for development time, email, phone service, training or consulting. I charge for time spent doing research for writing copy.

I am currently working with these 5 web sites. I set up DFWREIN myself. From design to maintenance. The client was even more design averse than me.

  1. Investor Deals (a new site),
  2. Dynamic Environmental Services,
  3. Clarkson Energy Homes,
  4. DFWREIN and
  5. T-REIN (will close soon).

The T-REIN web site owner already had the graphics. I just added the CSS to make it work and used to update it regularly. The first two sites are WordPress blogs which I modified to suit the client. WordPress Themes have spoiled me.

Thank you,

Charles Clarkson

Mobile Home Investor
Free Market Advocate

Stephenville, TX
+1 (254) 968-8328