Frequently asked questions about my background, skills, and expertise.
What is your background?
I started my career as a front end developer for a large group of manufacturing companies in Northwest Ohio, later becoming a self-employed full stack developer. For about five years, I worked on both web development projects and writing projects.
At the end of 2014, I decided to focus on technical writing full time. I've been a regular contributor to ProgrammableWeb, the world's leading source of news and information about APIs, since February 2012. I cover breaking news, in-depth analysis, and product reviews.
I'm no longer accepting web development projects. However, I am interested in writing projects that involve static or interactive data visualizations.
Why is your domain name webcodepro?
I chose to use the domain/username webcodepro as a self-employed web developer. When I made the move to full-time technical writing, choosing to market writing services using my own name or a business name was something that I considered for quite a while.
I decided to operate as a professional technical writer using my own name while continuing to use the webcodepro domain name. I've been using the domain/username webcodepro for a long time (almost 10 years) and Janet Wagner is a really common name. Keeping the webcodepro domain/username seemed to be the best choice.
What content management systems are you familiar with?
I'm familiar with many CMS and blogging platforms including Drupal, WordPress, CMS Made Simple, Blogger, Tumblr, and Joomla!. I'm capable of learning and using any CMS or blogging platform a writing project would require.
I have over 10 years of extensive web development experience which has sharpened my ability to research and understand not only programming and code, but also complex technological concepts. Here is a list of key skills and expertise:
CSS / CSS3
PHP / Python
APIs / JSON / XML