Hi! My name is Will Kelly. I am a senior technical writer and business analyst who lives and works in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area. This blog is my personal site where you can find links to my published articles, resume, and my personal opinions about technical writing and various technologies.
When it comes to technology, I am most definitely an early adopter. Therefore, I am always checking out new beta software, new mobile apps, and reading to keep up on the latest technological developments and trends.
Outside of writing, I am an avid reader, follow current affairs, and enjoy going to the gym and spinning class. Summertime finds me outside by the pool.
Technical Writing Experience
My technical writing experience runs the gamut from Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documentation to operations guides to policies & procedures to online help. I like working hands-on with technology and would rather be working directly with programmers.
I’ve been asked how I could enjoy writing technical documentation on more than one occasion. For me, I love the act of writing, analysis, and putting it all together to produce a document or an article.
My technical writing experience also extends into Word template development and just plain making Microsoft Office work as advertised in a technical publications environment.
Check out my LinkedIn Profile to learn more about my professional experience.
Other Writing And Editing Experience
I am also a published writer having written about project management and technology related topics for outlets like Smart Computing Magazine, WebWorkerDaily, Projects@Work, Beckett Guide to Mobile Apps, Windows IT Pro Magazine, Processor Magazine, and PC Today Magazine. Earlier in my career, I wrote for CNET Builder.com and CNET TechRepublic.com.
Once upon a time, I was a freelancer in the computer book publishing industry having been a technical reviewer for over thirty books about HTML, web development, Microsoft technologies, and related topics. I was also a proposal reviewer offering feedback into the potential marketability of new book concepts.
About This Site
This blog originally got its start over on TypePad and finally made the jump to WordPress after flirting with the platform while writing for WebWorkerDaily and tinkering around on willkelly.wordpress.com.
Disclosure: Many of the book reviews on this site were written as part of the O’Reilly Blogger Reviews Program where the publisher supplies me a free of copy of the book in eBook format in exchange for me writing the review and posting it on this blog and a reviews site.