I’ve worked in the computer industry for around 30 years now. I’ve been a computer tech, network administrator, trainer, and freelance consultant. For the last 20 years or so, my full time gig has been as a tech writer.
I’m currently working as a full-time writer for the excellent How-To Geek, a web site that you should absolutely be reading. We do all kinds of great pieces there on anything tech, but my emphasis is primarily on Microsoft Windows. I’ve done some cool articles like:
- What Is the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Why Is It Installed on My PC?
- 34 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for the Windows Command Prompt
- Why Are There So Many “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables” Installed on My PC?
- The Pros and Cons of Windows 10’s “Fast Startup” Mode
- How to Reduce the Size of Microsoft Office Documents That Contain Images
Before that, I worked full-time as a community editor and writer for Lifehacker, a more-than-fantastic site about software, productivity, and all manner of other fun things. I also did some really fun pieces over there, like:
- Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word
- The Best Tools Hidden in Windows’ Command Line
- Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Still in College
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs
- Be a Better Patient: What Your Doctor Recommends When You Visit
Before that, I worked as a freelance writer on a whole bunch of computer-related books, articles, white papers, marketing papers, online technical resources, presentations, user documentation, and courseware. I’ve also done design and layout on a number of pieces, including the Microsoft Security Guide for Small Business and Bill Gates’ keynote speech on Compute Cluster Server 2003.