My name’s Anthony Dean, and I’m available to perform various professional and technical writing services.
I’ve written articles for several publications, including “Linux Journal” and “Laptop Mag.”
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).
Skills I possess include:
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Basic CSS skills
- Social media usage (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) for blog promotion
- Google Analytics
- Linux (Ubuntu, Linux Mint)
- Creating infographics using Canva
- Professional and technical writing
Magazines and online publications
- 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.
- How to Turn Off Your Webcam (Laptop Mag, July 2015). An article on turning off a Windows computer’s webcam.
- Featured artists that Seattle’s NFT Museum that opens this weekend chat about the emerging tech (GeekWire, January 2022). An interview with several Seattle-based non-fungible token (NFT) art creators.
Blogging and WordPress
- Sources of free stock photos featuring people of color (July 13, 2021)
- 15 basic WordPress errors to avoid (February 21, 2017)
- WordPress.com or WordPress.org: which version to choose? (November 18, 2016)
- 7 blogging mistakes to avoid (October 4, 2016)
- How to come up with ideas for blog content (October 27, 2015)
- How I set up Linux Mint 20 (and dual-boot with Windows 10) on my laptop (February 16, 2021)
- Anthony’s Xubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS post-installation guide (November 22, 2016)
- How to read digital comics (2022 edition) (February 18, 2022)
- My favorite podcasts (2021 edition) (September 28, 2021)
- 2020 bookstore graphic novel sales: Scholastic, Viz make up 40% of sales (August 24, 2021)
- 2020 comic sales up in a tough year, thanks to graphic novels (July 2, 2021)
- A look at comic prices and price inflation over the years (June 7, 2017)
Streaming video services
- Recommended streaming services for cartoons (2021 edition) (August 31, 2021)
- Streaming service review update (2021): HBO Max (July 6, 2021)
- Streaming service review: Paramount+ (April 13, 2021)
- Streaming service review update (2021): Disney+ (April 6, 2021)