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The General Motors Design by Detroit media program Monday, January 12, 2015 at The Detroit Mercantile in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrea Stinson-Oliver for General Motors)

The General Motors Design by Detroit media program Monday, January 12, 2015 at The Detroit Mercantile in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrea Stinson-Oliver for General Motors)

I’ve been a freelance writer and editor for over 15 years. And I’ve been covering technology even longer than that.

I started out at PC World in the early 90s, when nerds were nerds and everyone else disdained them. My friends’ eyes glossed over if I tried to talk about the amazing things that happened at work, even when those things included meeting some of my heroes (Philippe Khan, Melinda Gates, and Sergey Brin, among them.) Every day was wild. But we were nerds so our wild wasn’t for everyone. I’d like to think we were adorable nerds. But even if we were just obnoxious tech journalists, we are all (mostly) still friends. We were a magazine. We covered stuff we loved. What more can you ask for?

A lot has changed in the magazine industry — and in technology — since then. The tech got (predictably) smaller. Articles got (less predictably) smaller. And all the copy editors and fact checkers got fired. (I miss them.)

And, while I might not keep up with this site, I do keep up with the rest of it.

I have a lot of ever-changing clients.

But at the moment:

I am a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, print.

I also write about education, science, parenting, and many other topics for many other publications. My clients include Yahoo!, Discovery CommunicationsGreatschools.org, Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, USA Weekend, PC Magazine, PC World, Jaguar, Saks Fifth Avenue, Techish.com, and many others.

I wrote the book How to Be a Geek Goddess (No Starch Press; 2009; out of print).

I blog at GeekGirlfriends.com.

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