About Me

Me on Antelope Island in Utah

My name is Veronica and I am a technical writer based out of upstate New York. I've written since I was a kid, and written code since I was a teenager. I love taking complicated concepts and making them accessible to users and developers.

I wasn't always a technical writer. I spent eight years working in public libraries in a variety of roles. People sometimes think that library work is all reading books, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Actually, you need a lot of the same skills in a modern library as you do working as a technical writer:

  1. Patience in understanding what users want and need
  2. Ability to explain software and hardware to people in a way that makes sense
  3. A talent for research!

Originally, technically writing was supposed to be a stepping stone between library work and becoming a full time software developer. I have written non-technical content on a freelance basis for years. After completing a software engineering bootcamp and having a baby at the same time, I picked up some technical writing work as a way to keep my engineering skills fresh while making a bit of money on the side. It turns out I really like technical writing, so I decided to do this instead of pure engineering.

When I'm not writing or coding, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, cycling, swimming or bird watching. I also love spending time with my family and my cats. When I want to relax, I enjoy reading and listening to music. My favorite author is Cormac McCarthy but I also love Francesca Lia Block, Philip K. Dick, and Terry Pratchett, to name a few. My favorite bands and artists include nine inch nails, Rammstein, and Leonard Cohen.