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This is a portfolio site for Gareth Halfacree, the former systems administrator currently earning a living as a full-time technology journalist and technical author. You may know him from his best-selling books the Raspberry Pi User Guide, The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide, Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi: The Official Raspberry Pi Pico Guide, and the Official BBC micro:bit User Guide, or his contributions to national magazines, radio programmes, and publications including Imagine Publishing’s Genius Guide and Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks series – or even his eponymous “Gareth Halfacree’s Hobby Tech” feature, a four-page spread in Raspberry Pi Press’ Custom PC Magazine each month.

Working regularly for both print and digital publications – including Custom PC, PC Pro, The MagPi, HackSpace Magazine, Tom’s Hardware, Hackster.io, IT Pro, Alphr, as well as a series of best-selling books published by J. Wiley & Sons and Raspberry Pi Press and translated into numerous languages for global distribution – Gareth is a prolific and experienced writer who has been used as a source by the BBC, Forbes, The Guardian, ComputerWorld, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Register, DigitalJournal, Linux Today, and even Wikipedia. Also, he doesn’t talk about himself in the third person nearly as much as this particular page might suggest.

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

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

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