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Gary M

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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 12
Revisions/Order 0.17
Repeat Clients 67%
Last Login 9/27/2016
Location Nashua, NH
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Experience
Summary of Experience
Gary M is a software engineer as well as an experienced author, with three books to his credit. His background allows him to cover a broad range of tech topics, including WordPress, Web design, computer security, and cloud computing.

He has written extensively on file formats, digital preservation, and related issues, maintaining a popular blog on the topic.

Outside of professional topics, he has published a successfully crowdfunded book on music in science fiction fandom.

His writing focuses on the facts of the matter, while adjusting the focus and tone to match the client's intended audience.

Cats, music, and bicycling are among his favorite things in life, and they're topics he can satisfy a client's needs on.
Specialties
Gary M has written on a broad range of topics related to computer technology. On the topics of software development, programming languages, digital libraries, and digital preservation, he brings a professional level of expertise.

He has written numerous articles on the intersection of technology, politics, and economics.
Interests
Gary M is an avid lover of classical music, familiar in detail with the works of many composers. He plays the piano and sings for fun, and has performed for audiences in the United States, England, Canada, and Germany.

He loves bicycling and knows many of the bike trails in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

He has a conversational and reading knowledge of the German language and has translated songs into German.
Education
Purdue University Sep 1973 – Jun 1975
Computer Science, Master of Science

Master of Science, Computer Science


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sep 1969 – Jun 1973
Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science


Honors and Awards
Filk Hall of Fame Mar 2004
Gary M was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame at FilKONtario in 2004 in recognition of his work in producing songbooks, writing songs, and promoting cooperation among fan organizations.

Association Memberships
MASSFILC, Inc. Feb 1992
Gary M is the clerk and webmaster for MASSFILC, Inc., a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) organization for promoting and participating in the music of science fiction fandom.

Projects by Industry
Technology

Gary M has written numerous works on computer technology. Compute! Books published a book of mine on text adventure gaming and reprinted it in a revised second edition. My ebook "Files that Last: Digital Preservation for Everygeek" was the result of a successful crowdfunding project that included funding for a professional cover and copy editing and maintains a personal blog on file formats and digital preservation. He has written numerous paid blog articles on computer security, WordPress, software development, and cloud computing.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Gary M has written over a hundred articles for a major content site in response to clients' topic requests. The majority are related to computer technology. Subjects include security, WordPress, cloud computing, healthcare IT, VoIP, and website development. Others are on a broad variety of topics, including language learning, bicycling, legislative news, and immigration. He has provided prompt revisions when requested by clients.

Book

Gary M is the author of one print book and two e-books:

Compute!'s Guide to Adventure Games, published by Compute! Books.
Files that Last: Digital Preservation for Everygeek, crowdfunded and self-published with professional cover art and copy editing.
Tomorrow's Songs Today: The History of Filk Music, crowdfunded and self-published with professional cover art and editing.

Script/Video

Gary M has published three video courses on Udemy: "Personal Digital Preservation," "How to Tell a File's Format: Five Open Source Tools," and "Managing Metadata with ExifTool." He has also produced several YouTube videos on topics relating to digital archiving and preservation. This videos build on his work as a developer of some of the software presented.

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