I received a B.S. in Chemistry from Queens College in New York City. I also attended business and management courses during many years in the scientific information business. And I can read scientific papers in seven languages, although few of them fluently.
More recently, I've attended online creative writing courses at Writers Village University, where I'm almost finished studying for the WVU MFA certificate. I've also facilitated several MFA courses.
Word and Libre Office
Excel and other spreadsheets
Scientific Information industry
1963 - 2008
I created summaries and indexing to point scientists toward articles that would help them with their research. For a while I was a freelance translator. During the last twenty years of my career, I managed groups of 25-40 scientists producing online scientific information databases. I also enabled adaptation of the most current methods to build the databases and access them, participating in the transition from paper to online .
2008 - present
After retiring, I switched gears from fact-based literature to writing fiction, but science still plays a part in my stories. National Novel Writing Month in 2008 gave me a great boost in my writing. After that, with the help of critique groups and writing classes, I've honed my craft. For a list of my publications go here:
English, of course
Romanian, the last three requiring LOTS of use of a dictionary