Knowledge and Skills
I am an army brat, which means my father was a soldier and I grew up in a military environment and moved regularly from place to place, I lived mainly in the UK and Germany when I was a child. Eventually we settled in the Outer Hebrides on an island called Benbecula.
I studied in Birmingham, although the college was validated by the University of Wales, and I have 2:1 degree in theology, in particular I enjoyed studying hermeneutics.
I enjoy learning languages and can speak at differing levels the following
- Czech - quite good but awful grammar
- French - reasonable, have forgotten loads but it is coming back as my parents live near Limoges and their friends are all French
- German - similar to my French, but I would love to brush it up again.
- Slavic languages - I can read Cyrillic and can work out the meaning of most things I read in several Slavic languages.
- I have a working knowledge of American English.
Position and Roles 
I have just started working as a Junior Technical Writer, and spend a lot of my time learning about things such as XML.
The company I work for has an internal wiki which I am involved with and I am particularly responsible for our internal training wiki.
I spend a lot of time on the Wikiversity Technical Writing course, trying to make it the best course available.....
My work goals are as follows:
- Learn as much about technical writing as possible
- Become as good a technical writer as I can be
- Progress through the technical writing department assuming more responsibility and being productive
My life goals are
- To buy at least 50 acres of land somewhere and become self-sufficient
- To finally write the novel in my head
- To die old, fat and happy
I love reading, I can't imagine life without books. My favourite author is Umberto Eco, although I recently read the Harry Potter books and was pleasantly surprised.
I also enjoy music, I like bands such as the Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Madness, Starflyer 59, Morex Optimo, as well as enjoying both classical music and opera, but I can't stand jazz and techno.
My other hobbies are cooking, which I am good at, football and photography.