I was born in Malaysia in 1964, where English was not my first language (Hokkien, Sinneng, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Malaysia). However, as I read everything I could get my hands on, it soon became my best.
School, university, career
In 1981, I arrived in Australia where I did Years 11 and 12 at Blackwood High School, with a Matric score of 464/500.
I graduated from The University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computing and Applied Maths. I have since worked in the computing industry, starting in sales at IBM, then a quick stint at programming before settling down to technical writing.