What’s all this?

Question MarkWell, it’s a portfolio of Gareth Halfacree’s work, silly. He’s the former systems administrator to the left – or above, on a mobile device – currently earning a living as a full-time technology journalist and technical author. You may know him from his best-selling book the Raspberry Pi User Guide, the upcoming Official Micro:bit User Guide, or his contributions to national magazines, radio programmes and books including Imagine Publishing’s Genius Guide and Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks series and his eponymous “Gareth Halfacree’s Hobby Tech” feature, a five-page spread in Dennis Publishing’s Custom PC Magazine each month.

Working regularly for both print and digital publications – including Dennis Publishing’s Custom PC, PC Pro, Computer Active, Micro Mart, IT Pro and Expert Reviews, Imagine Publishing’s Linux User & Developer and the company’s corresponding ‘Bookazine’ titles – Gareth is a prolific and experienced writer who has been used as a source by Forbes, The Guardian, ComputerWorld, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Register, DigitalJournal, Linux Today, and even Wikipedia. (Yes, that last one is a joke. It’s also true.) Also, he doesn’t talk about himself in the third person nearly as much as this particular page might suggest.

Gareth’s digital articles have also featured on the front page of Slashdot, Y-Combinator’s Hacker News, TechMeme, and the “what’s hot” section of reddit.

Gareth is also the author of the Raspberry Pi User Guide, a best-selling book for those interested in getting started with the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s remarkable sub-£30 ARM-based PC. Published by J. Wiley & Sons, the User Guide has sold over a hundred thousand copies and has been translated into numerous languages for local release around the world.

If you’re looking for someone to cover an event, an op. ed. piece on a new release, or just some simple copywriting or proofing services, why not get in touch?

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