User:Epersonae

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Originally from Altadena, CA, I've been living in Washington state since 1992, and in Olympia, WA since 2002. I'm a writer by inclination and training and a web developer by trade. I have also been a technical reviewer on several O'Reilly Media books.

The name "epersonae" was invented by my partner when I got my first domain name in 1999-ish. I've always been fascinated by the idea of personas (long before I knew of the usability technique), my name starts with "E", and the ae at the end is pretty cool. That was about the same time that I started getting accounts for things on the web, so it's become my handle virtually everywhere. Unfortunately, it's a PITA to spell out loud.

I only dip into Wikipedia as an editor very occasionally, but I deeply appreciate the resource and use it on a near-daily basis. I would like to become a more expert user of Wikipedia on the editorial side of things. As I've told a great many people, I can't not edit; it's a bit of a compulsion.

- Elaine Nelson (http://elainenelson.org)