Paul McFedries is a Mac expert with more than 20 years experience with all flavors of Macs. Paul is a full-time technical writer and has been authoring computer books since 1991. He has more than 60 books to his credit, including a number of titles covering Macs, Mac OS X, and the iPhone. Paul has written many books for Que, including Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way; Build It. Fix It. Own It: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC; Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus; Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007; VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office System; and Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul’s Mac titles include Macs Portable Genius, Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, iPhone 3G S Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Paul’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.
However, all geek and no play makes Jack (and Paul) a dull boy. Paul’s other interests include solving and writing cryptic crosswords, word play of all forms, reading, running, baking bread, and taking naps. Paul lives in Toronto with Karen, the love of his life, and Gypsy the kissing dog. They have no cats.
Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy, a website devoted to recently coined words and phrases. Word Spy generates over a million page views each month, has won numerous awards, and has been mentioned or featured in such august publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.