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Biography

I have been worked professionally in software development for over 20 years. Born and raised in Boston, I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Brandeis University and now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with my wife, Robin, and two children, Emma and Dylan.

I work as a Documentation Specialist for SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina, where I maintain my department's internal web site and also document the programming interfaces to various graphics components that ship with The SAS System.

In addition to working for SAS, I serve as database manager for the North Carolina Writers' Network and also for Chatham County Together!. For both of these organizations, I designed and implemented an Internet-based database system using MySQL for the database and PHP for the web pages. I also maintain web pages for other clients, including Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting in Durham, North Carolina.

For the past fifteen years, I have taught business and technical writing for the North Carolina Writers' Network, and I teach a Technical Writing Workshop for the Duke Continuing Studies certificate program in Technical Communication.

In January 2001, I became director of the Center for Business and Technical Writing, a program of the North Carolina Writers' Network. In that capacity, I promote and coordinate writing workshops onsite for North Carolina businesses.