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Ed Tittel has worked full-time in the computing industry since 1981 when he began his working life as a database programmer for Information Research Associates (now known as Scientific and Engineering Softare, Inc.) while still in graduate school at UT Austin. With more degrees in anthropology than computer science under his belt (and partially completed), Ed’s always had one foot in technology and the other in liberal arts.
Since then, Ed has held the following positions: programmer, lead programmer, engineering manager, networking consultant, trainer, national marketing manager, director of technical marketing, principal, technical evangelist, VP of content development, director of training, and senior researcher. He’s also worked for companies that include Burroughs, Schlumberger, Hart Graphics, Excelan, Novell, IBM/Tivoli, and NetQoS, Inc., as well as starting, running, and then selling his own company, LANWrights.
Ed started writing about technology in 1986 for the Macazine, a Macintosh-oriented consumer montly. Since then he’s written for a couple of dozen different magazines, including MacWorld, MacWeek, Information Week, Certification Magazine, BYTE, ComputerLife, ComputerWorld, Connect, Datamation, InfoWorld, and many others. Ed has also contributed to over 140 computer books, including some titles that have gone into as many as 12 editions. He’s probably best known for creating the Exam Cram series in 1997, which is now the second best-selling series of computer trade books, behind only …For Dummies in overall sales (Ed’s also contributed to over a dozen different Dummies books as well).
These days, Ed works for half-a-dozen TechTarget Web sites, revises the occasional book, writes for other sites such as Tom’s Guide, Digital Landing, and Realtime Publishers, and still does occasional consulting and training gigs. For Ed’s complete professional bio, please visit the “long version” at edtittel.com.