Hi, I’m Alys S. Brooks.
I’m a writer and editor living in Madison, Wis. My professional interests include:
- Software documentation that’s approachable and succinct. I’ve worked with developers, designers, and customer support to connect the tools we’ve developed to users’ actual concerns and needs.
- Explaining and visualizing data. I’m skilled at using examples, images, and connections to what the reader already knows to help them interpret data.
- Essays and stories about queer and trans people’s lives. My writing is this area is pretty varied, but it’s all informed by my perspective as a queer, trans woman.
Before I was a freelance writer, I was a technical writer at Epic. I’m also an open source programmer and a photographer.