I studied English Literature in college and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/writing from the University of California at Berkeley.
I also always had an interest in software and technology, so after graduating I paired these skills and interests to become a technical writer. The more I learned about software, the more I began to learn and understand coding and HTML.
As the internet began to emerge, I began developing websites for personal use, various small businesses and other contract work. I’ve always kept up with changing internet trends, so have also worked with blogging, developing other on-line content, and social media management. Over the past 5 to 7 years I’ve learned how to use and customize WordPress sites, and in the past 2 years I have grown into working on mobile applications and websites optimized for mobile devices. I continue to grow and add to my skills as technology changes and more platforms become increasingly popular.
It’s difficult to explain, much less convince someone, that I enjoy doing the type of work that most people find tedious and impossible… managing details, data analysis (looking at spreadsheets), organizing content and information, proofing, editing, conversion from one type of format to another… this is the type of work that I really love to do. I’m also just plain passionate about getting it right, making sure its thorough and complete, and adding whatever extras I can to also make it really great (whatever it may be).
I enjoy lending my expertise to anyone who needs help to publish printed or online content. I also provide consulting to demystify the internet by providing tips and resources for small business owners who want to grow their business online.