About – The Writer's Tech Stop

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Hey, there! I'm Vanessa Kier.

I'm a tech coach for writers and the author of action-packed romantic thrillers.

As an independent author entrepreneur, I have hands-on experience with the technology today's writers need in order to write and publish their books, and manage their careers. I know that your writing time is too precious to be wasted struggling with tech issues. That's why I created The Writer's Tech Stop.

I'm best known for my Scrivener online courses and one-to-one coaching, but I also offer additional services. Whether you want to finally figure out Scrivener or WordPress, or want to set up your email automation sequence, I'm here to help.

My Tech Background

Before I became an author entrepreneur, I was a portfolio manager and an accounting manager for small businesses. Because the businesses were too small to have their own tech departments, I provided in-house tech support on issues ranging from using the fax machine to cleaning a network after a virus.

On top of that, I managed and implemented integrations of industry-specific software systems in order to improve organization and efficiency. Then I trained employees on how to use the new systems.

Basically, because I'm the one who doesn't mind reading the manuals and spending the time to troubleshoot, I've accumulated a wide range of experience solving tech-related problems and explaining the solutions to non-techie people.

I also write the occasional "Tech Talk" column for the Heart of the Bay, the monthly newsletter of the San Francisco chapter of Romance Writers of America. These articles deal with tech issues related to writers, such as how to use Evernote or how to add a Pinterest board widget to your website. You can find the archive of these articles here.

My Teaching Background

I've been involved in teaching one way or another since I was a teenager and taught outdoor skills to inner city kids at a summer camp. I've taught high-school level math in West Africa and adaptive horseback riding to physically and mentally challenged youths.

These experiences have given me the ability to break complex ideas down into simple parts and communicate them in a way that is clear and actionable.

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