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I write educational material to help people learn technology skills. An experienced technical writer, I specialise in Web and software development topics, creating programming tutorials, API and help documentation. Particular areas of interest and expertise include innovative learning technologies and open source.

Mozilla
Mobiletuts
Smashing Magazine
Liquid Technologies
Nettuts
Web Designer Depot
Techopedia
Developer Drive
DWUser Education Center
Web Design Library
Blueberry Consultants
Syntaxxx
Apex Computer Training Software

Mozilla

I've been working as a contractor with the Mozilla Foundation since early 2014.

Tech writer on the Open Badges project from February 2014 - see my GitHub profile for an overview. I've written API and help documentation, tutorials, drafted standards specifications and user interface copy - see these projects for more: Since October 2014 I've been working on contribution guides and technical documentation for the Hive Learning Network NYC. See the Hive NYC Wordpress theme documentation on GitHub.

I've also made a few MDN contributions on a voluntary basis.

Mobiletuts

I've worked for Mobiletuts+ as an author and assistant editor/ technical reviewer since 2011. Here are some of my articles on Android and Java development:

Liquid Technologies

I worked with Liquid Technologies regularly between 2012 and 2014, providing articles, tutorials, videos and help documentation for Liquid XML Studio, an XML development software product. See the following pages:

Nettuts

An HTML5 Web development tutorial for Nettuts+ covering interactive animated SVGs:

Web Designer Depot

Web development articles for Web Designer Depot on HTML5 topics:

Techopedia

Tech articles for Techopedia IT professionals' dictionary site:

Blueberry Consultants

Updating, rewriting and creating new material for Blueberry Consultants, see these pages:

Apex Computer Training

My first tech writing gig was an extensive series of instructional tutorials on technical subjects such as Flash and Java development for Apex Computer Training Software. Many of them are no longer online but here are some on Java:

About Me

I've worked as a freelance Web/ software developer and technical writer since completing my Masters in 2007 (MSc/ PgDip IT with Distinction, Glasgow University). My undergraduate degree was in English Language & Literature (Glasgow 1999) and I had a load of different jobs before I worked in tech.

I'm particularly interested in exploring how people learn technology and how they learn through technology.

Contact me at sue@benormal.info

Archive/ Comedy/ Other Stuff

Demand Studios
Android Things
Best Tech Tutorials
Tech Interpreter
Huliq
Brain Dead Air
Spoof Tech News
Spoof Gossip News
Spoof Trivia
All My Coolness
Say It In Code
Balance Method
Hangman Sun
By the Book
This is Not Me
The House

Android Things

Android Things is a blog about Android developer tutorials, tips, resources and thoughts.

Best Tech Tutorials

Best Tech Tutorials is a blog listing the best tech tutorials on development and computing topics.

The Tech Interpreter

The Tech Interpreter is a tutorial blog covering a range of development/ computing activities.
Brain Dead Air
spoof arts magazine
Brain Dead Tech
spoof tech news blog
Brain Dead Gossip
spoof gossip news blog
Brain Dead Facts
spoof facts/ trivia blog
All My Coolness
spoof social networking
Say It In Code
stuff said in code
The Balance Method
spoof self-help technique/ philosophy
Hangman Sun
spoof novel excerpt
By The Book
an article about books
this is not me
A multimedia site providing an interface to a children's story I originally wrote as a book
[Not worked on for a long time]
the house
A spooky interactive environment for children
[Not worked on for a long time]