Tom Mulhern

Technical Writer • Marketing Writer • Editor

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I love to write and edit, and I've done a tremendous amount of technical writing, marketing writing, and more, in both the industrial and consumer areas. In addition, technologies of all sorts excite me. For the past 16 years, I was the senior technical writer for RAE Systems, which became a part of Honeywell in 2014. The company produces extremely accurate gas-detection monitors and has been at the forefront of applying wireless technology for in-field communication of data that ensures safety and compliance. I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of people including chemists, marketing managers, CTOs, electronic technicians, and others to ensure every document I am involved with is as effective, engaging, accurate, and complete as possible.   

Earlier, I spent time at Netscape and a couple of other start-ups during the dot-com rise. I then worked independently, creating positioning papers, marketing material, and other documentation for companies such as Xerox, Yamaha, JBL, and others. Much earlier, I was managing editor at Guitar Player magazine before writing for a variety of other publications, including Guitar World, Guitar, Guitar Shop, Billboard, Musician, and others, which gave me a chance to research interesting topics and to interview fascinating people. As a result, I was able to interview inventors, company presidents, chief technology officers, renowned musicians, and even some of my heroes from my formative years. I've edited a number of books, including Bass Heroes: Thirty Great Bass Players, Concert Photography: How To Shoot And Sell Music-Business Photographs, and Bruce Swedien: Make Mine Music, and I contributed chapters to The Gibson and 100 Years Of Gibson Guitars. Also, I was given free reign at times to write columns on topics that interest me, so I focused on things that I love: Music, technology, and the World Wide Web.

If you're interested, feel free to read my resume.