Jinjer Simon has been actively involved in the computer industry for nearly 20 years. Her involvement in the industry has included programming, providing software technical support, end-user training, developing written and online user documentation, creating software tutorials, developing Internet Web sites, creating digital video productions, and writing technical books.
She has written several computer-related books for the retail market, covering topics related to programming, Web development, Microsoft Office, and digital video. Her most recent books include Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video, Word 2003: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, and Excel Programming: Your Visual Blueprint for Creating Interactive Spreadsheets.
Jinjer and her husband, Richard, live in Coppell, Texas, with their two children and two Jack Russell Terriers. Jinjer currently works as a consultant providing Web site development, writing online documentation, and creating video productions for distribution both over the Internet and on DVD.
Brian Tiemann is a freelance technology columnist and software engineer who has written extensively in online magazines about the Macintosh, Apple software, and the philosophy of user-friendly design that has always been synonymous with them. A creative professional in the graphic arts and Web design world as well as in networking and software quality, he uses Mac OS X because of its Unix-based stability underlying the powerful built-in creative tools that let him bring his graphics, music, movies, and photography to life.
Having been a Mac user for nearly twenty years, Brian has observed Apple's growth from a maker of simple personal computers to the powerhouse of film production, digital music, online lifestyle, and publishing that it is today. A graduate of Caltech, the coauthor of FreeBSD Unleashed, and the author of Mac OS X Panther In a Snap, Brian enjoys iLife, animation, motorcycles, technological gadgets, the outdoors, and writing about them all. He lives in Silicon Valley with Capri, the collie.