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 Projects completed to date (web content, business plans, press releases, marketing material): 3,325

 Paid, credited articles published to date: 2,830

Principal writer Brad Moon is a long-time freelance writer, technology analyst and veteran of the financial software industry; over a twelve year span, his roles have included Senior Product Manager, Business Analyst and Research Analyst. Prior to that, he spent six years as an employee of Western Ontario University’s business school (now the Richard Ivey Business School). He was a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) from 2006 through 2013.

Brad is a core contributor to the award winning GeekDad blog* wrote for Wired.com for eight years and contributes weekly to Forbes.com, in addition to providing editorial content for a range of websites. He writes about tech industry trends for InvestorPlace Media, publishes a monthly technology column for Business London magazine and is the Computer Solutions Editor for Best Buy’s Plug-in Blog.

A former columnist for citymedia, the Now Network, Shaw Media, The Winnipeg Free Press and The New York TimesAbout.com, Brad has contributed material to various magazines and newspapers (including hometown paper The London Free Press) and is an award-winning short fiction writer. Brad’s articles have been picked up or linked to by a diverse array of web sites and social media outlets including The New Yorker, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, BoingBoing, Gizmodo, Neatorama, Reddit, Chartattack, The Huffington Post, Lifehacker and del.ic.ious; he has also been a guest on US and Canadian radio and television, discussing technology and parenting topics.

Articles written by Brad have been featured by leading news outlets, including ABC News, USA Today and CNN, while links to his material frequently show up on Digg.com (with his current highest placing post pulling in just under 2,000 diggs). Brad was featured in Nebula Award-winning author Jeff Vandermeer’s writing guidebook Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips For The 21st Century Author, and provided a quote featured on the book’s back cover.

Forest City Word Factory was launched in 2005 and has been a full time business since January, 2009.

We work with clients around the world and, to date, have completed projects for customers in Canada, the United States, England, Brazil and Italy.

*GeekDad was named one of Computerworld’s “Top 10 Best-Written Blogs,” made Time Magazine’s 2010 “Best Blogs” list, was PostRank’s Parenting Blog of the year for 2009 and won a Webby Award in 2012.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Brad, I am enjoying your About.com writings. But the articles are confusing as you dont date them and yet refer to, for example, “August” in an article. Which August?

    Much easier for me if I know the date of the article and have some context. About.com may be “fresh” but thats not an internet usability expectation. Nice to have things like that confirmed. Thanks!

    • Hi, Greg. Happy to hear you’re enjoying those pieces. I agree with you that dates would be useful for putting things in context —especially where technology is involved— but About.com has (or had) specific editorial guidelines. Dates were not included, presumably because, as a reference site, they wanted content to appear evergreen. Unfortunately, I had no input into that decision. Cheers, Brad.

  2. Brad, I have been following your Lifewire articles on the Nook Color. The links for updating my firmware lead me to B&N books not software downloads. Is there any hope of improving the outdated browser on my Nook Color?

  3. Hi, Dee. I have never written anything for Lifewire. Looks like they scraped content I wrote a number of years ago for About.com and repackaged it. Sorry, but I really don’t know what the current state of Nook Color options is. I haven’t covered the device for years so I’m really out of touch on what people have been doing in terms of mods; it was discontinued in 2012, so any options will definitely be limited…

    • What a shame for your work to be postdated and out there for those of searching for answers. I do appreciate your reply and wish you the best.
      Dee

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