My name’s Anthony Dean, and I’m available to perform various technical writing services.
I’ve had articles published in several magazines, including “Linux Journal” and “Ubuntu User.”
Since 2010, I’ve run my own blog, Diverse Tech Geek, which focuses on media and technology topics. Media topics covered include: media industry news; comics; animation; and diversity issues. Technology topics covered include: tech industry news; digital media (streaming audio/video, digital comics); blogging; and Linux/open source software.
I’m a graduate of Purdue University (BA, Professional Writing), and live in Seattle.
Skills I possess include:
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Basic CSS skills
- Social media usage (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for blog promotion
- Google Analytics
- Linux (Ubuntu, Linux Mint)
- Professional writing
Blogging and website management
- How to check your site for broken links
- The value of a customized 404 error page
- What to check before a website launch
- How to manage older blog posts
- How to select a decent domain name
- 7 tips on writing strong online content
- 7 blogging mistakes to avoid; how does my site match up?
- How to come up with ideas for blog content
- Xubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS post-installation guide. Software installation suggestions and other tips after installing Xubuntu Linux 16.04.
- How to dual-boot Linux Mint alongside Windows 10.
- Full Speed Ahead With Handbrake (“Linux Journal,” May 2010 issue). An article about Handbrake, a multi-platform program for converting DVD video (and other video formats) to digital video files.
- KeePassX: Keeping Your Passwords Safe (“Linux Journal,” January 2012 issue). An article about KeePassX, a multi-platform password management program.
- GCstar (“Ubuntu User,” issue #5, Summer 2010). An article about GCstar, a Linux program used for hobbyists to keep track of various types of collections (comic books, stamps, coins, etc.).
- Back In Time (“Ubuntu User,” issue #6, Fall 2010). An article about Back In Time, a program for automated incremental hard drive backups; it’s similar to MacOS’ Time Machine.
- Liferea (“Ubuntu User,” issue #8, Spring 2011). An article about Liferea, an RSS newsfeed reader.
- My favorite podcasts (2020 edition)
- A look at comic prices and price inflation over the years
- An analysis of 2020 comic, manga, and graphic novel overall sales
- An analysis of 2020 bookstore graphic novel and manga sales
- How to save money on comics
- How to Turn Off Your Webcam (“Laptop Mag,” July 2015). An article on turning off a Windows computer’s webcam.
- Sources of free stock photos featuring people of color
- Sources of free stock photos featuring LGBTQ people
- How to block Twitter trolls
Streaming video services
- Recommended streaming video services for cartoons (2020 edition)
- Recommended free streaming services (2020 edition)
- Streaming service reviews: