Publications

“Working For Voldemort”

LinkedIn – January 19, 2015

How do you talk about unspeakably difficult projects if a potential client or employer wants to know the details?


“8 Things a Book Author Needs to Know ASAP”

LinkedIn – November 13, 2015

Use these tips to navigate the nonfiction authorship process both intelligently and successfully.


“8 Things a Freelancer Needs to Know ASAP”

LinkedIn – October 13, 2015

My checklist of questions and issues to discuss with a client before I start a new consulting or freelance project.


Designing Yourself: Creating Your Second Life Avatar

Peachpit/New Riders Press – 2007

A tutorial ebook dedicated to the specific tasks, tools, and strategy behind customizing a Second Life avatar.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Second Life, 3D object design & modeling, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Designing Your Second Life
Peachpit/New Riders Press – 2007
A overview of the popular virtual world created by Linden Labs, with an eye towards designing an avatar, a home, and every aspect of a virtual presence in the metaverse.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Illustrator, Photoshop, Second Life, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup, 3D object design & modeling.


“Avoid the fate of a virtual ghost town”
iMedia Connection – 2007

Can brands and digital agencies take advantage of Second Life, and other virtual-world marketing platforms, in an innovative way that generates real-life ROI?


Mastering Windows 2000, Special Edition
Que – 2000

I contributed chapters on Front Page Express; general information on planning, creating, implementing, and maintaining a web site; and recommendations on when to hire a professional web site designer.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Front Page, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


The Adobe GoLive 5 Bible
Wiley & Sons – 2000

I authored chapters on advanced web page design topics: using frames, WebObjects (objects), Actions (Javascript and Java applets), style sheets, QuickTime, web color, web page optimization, and web site publishing.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, GoLive, HTML, Javascript, QuickTime, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


The Internet: The Complete Reference (Millennium Edition)
Osborne McGraw Hill – 1999

I contributed chapters on Internet security issues such as encryption and PGP.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Internet Secrets: Second Edition
IDG Books – 1999

I contributed chapters on email programs, live chat software, and related Internet security issues.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Learning QuickBooks 6
SES Publishing – 1999

I updated this edition of SES’ course training manual for QuickBooks 6, for use in the high school and college educational markets.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuickBooks 6, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Outlook 2000: One Day Course
DDC Publishing / Prentice Hall – 1999

I authored chapters/sections on Outlook 2000’s tool palettes. This book was designed to correspond to Microsoft’s MOUS certification tests.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Outlook, MAUS certification standards, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Microsoft Office 2000: No Experience Required
Sybex – 1999

I authored the chapters on Outlook, Access, Internet publishing, and macros. This book was designed to correspond to Microsoft’s MOUS certification tests.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, MAUS certification standards, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Who’s Afraid of Web Page Design?
Morgan Kaufmann – 1999

I wrote and edited the entire book. Original content included the cumulative exercises teaching readers how to create sites, the strategic advice on business, personal, and informational web sites. Contributed content included comments and input from my cohort, a novice reader/beginner learning web site design.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Outlook, MAUS certification standards, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


The Microsoft Office 97 User Manual
IDG Books – 1998

I contributed updated chapters on Microsoft PowerPoint’s main dropdown menus.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Banking Online for Dummies
IDG Books – 1998

One of the first books on banking online. I wrote the appendixes and the reviews of banking web sites.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


How to Use Netscape Communicator 4.0
Ziff Davis Press – 1998

A step-by-step, pictorial reference to using all five components in the Netscape Communicator suite: Navigator (the browser), Messenger (email), Composer (web page design), Collabra (newsgroups manager) and Conference (Internet telephony).

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Netscape Communicator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup


The Web Authoring Desk Reference
Hayden Books – 1997

I contributed all the entries on HTML tags, cross-listed both by syntax and by task for ease of use.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


The Official Gamelan Java Directory
Ziff Davis Press – 1996

I created this entire encyclopedic directory, containing 1000+ entries for applets using Java as listed on the Gamelan/Earthweb site. Each entry contains ratings, platform testing notes, developer recommendations, and cross-references to related links/examples.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, GoLive, HTML, Javascript, QuickTime, Photoshop, Illustrator, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.


Photoshop Type Magic, Vol. 1
1995 – Hayden Books

I contributed initial overview chapters covering the concept and Adobe Photoshop basic tasks.

Related Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Production/layout formatting, Small team management, Chicago Manual of Style/proofreading markup.