For most of my working life I have been paid to figure something out and then explain it in writing. It started in corporate positions when I was put on projects that required writing major reports and presentations. I then committed to writing full time as a copywriter for ad agencies and PR firms. After becoming a programmer I wrote code. When the dot-com boom crashed I became a technical writer.

Truth be told, I'm not a great writer in a literary sense. My core skillset has always been figuring things out and then writing as clear and accurate explanation as I can. I don't do contract work anymore. So now I write on topics that interest me and where I think I can help improve understanding.

My first extracurricular writing effort was "Learning to Fly an Airplane: Insider information from a student perspective. I'm currently working on other books—topics to be announced.

Learning to Fly an Airplane