was drawn into the Macintosh arena in 1985, while I was the
Publications Director for a local company. We published a
36-page newspaper, and I was responsible for layout and design
and implementing the switch from the traditional, manual paste-up
method to what was then referred to as Desktop Publishing.
For some inexplicable reason, I became hooked on the Macintosh,
even though I had always considered myself to be too old to
learn how to use a computer.
went to work as the Electronic Publishing Manager for a Macintosh
retailer, where I trained customers to use their design skills
on the Macintosh computer. After that, I became a trouble-shooter
for Dwight Yaeger Typographer, solving problems for clients
who were sending electronic files to be output on Linotype
equipment. When I decided to get more involved with the Mac's
color capabilities, I joined Richland Graphic Systems as a
Lead Trainer, specializing in emerging color scanning and
I have also been a part-time instructor
at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where I taught
Macintosh graphics applications. Since
1992, I've been the Lead Trainer at Crossword Solutions, as
well as a technical support person and account manager. My
hobbies include learning to play Old Time fiddle music.
computer skills have come in very handy in this endeavor.
I now use a computer and a data base to catalog the hundreds
of tunes I am interested in; music software to slow down fiddle
tunes and digital video to capture favorite old time fiddlers
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