I’m Sharon Kay, the writer of Here’s Your Writer. I love working with the English language – books and words were my favorite toys growing up. In the process of getting an Engineering degree, I discovered technical writing and found my life’s work: I get to learn about new things, often before they fully exist. I get to work with words, with a focus on precision and clarity. And I get to help people get the most out of the products I document.
I’ve written for administrators of computer networks and non-technical computer users. Most recently I’ve spent two and a half years writing support content for the Microsoft Surface line of products. (Yes, I’ve used a Surface Pro 3 as my workhorse computer for months. And yes, it really performs like a full laptop. With a touchscreen!)
I like to work hard, and I hate to see wasted effort. I’m always looking for ways to streamline processes so the best work can be done with the least effort and sudden changes can be accommodated easily. I create templates and macros to simplify tasks team-wide. I’ll happily add some tasks to my stage of the process in order to reduce the work, time, or chance of error for the team as a whole.
I’ve also been looking into the software available to organize information for individuals and small teams. There are dozens of good apps out there, for everything from password management to collaboration. I’ll be reviewing them in my blog.
I live in the foothills near Seattle. We have just enough property to justify a couple of goats to keep the brambles down, and we have cats and a small flock of chickens. In my spare time I work tiny glass beads and Swarovski crystals into opulent bracelets and necklaces.
A word about affiliate links:
There are products that I use, love, and recommend to everyone I know. Those recommendations show up in my blog, with a link to the product website that may or may not be an affiliate link. That’s the direction it goes: if I love the product, I’ll try to become an affiliate. I won’t recommend a product just because I might make a dollar off of the link. Your trust and respect are worth more than that to me.