Résumé: Kat Kingsley-Hughes

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Writer
Kat Kingsley-Hughes is a writer with more than twenty titles in a number of different areas for many different publishers (including Osborne McGraw-Hill and Wiley), journals, magazines and online content providers such as Element K, Ziff-Davis, InformIT, CNET and Extreme Tech.

She writes on a wide variety of subjects, including technology, social media, personal development, writing, transmedia, creative writing and story development.

She also works as an editor, tech editor and researcher.

Online & Multimedia Producer
As a multimedia web development veteran, Kat has worked with Internet technology since the early 90s.  She has had the privilege to be at the forefront of both online publishing providing content for several international media networks.  Her work includes producing cross-platform, multimedia and transmedia content, including photography, artwork, video, animation and games. Almost a decade ago Kat and Adrian founded the b3h3 blogging network which, at its height, consisted of a network of more than 25 interlinked blogs in key subject areas, with associated syndication and advertising frameworks.

In 2005 she started the company BitLabz Media Ltd which produces media content and analysis for websites, major news outlets and media networks around the world. She is a keen director, screenwriter and director of independent short films. Kat also produces video and podcasts, as well as photographs, graphics and animation.

Courseware Developer & Trainer
As a seasoned trainer and courseware developer, Kat designed courses and created training materials for use in both face-to-face and online training settings in a wide range of subject areas, including web development, blogging, social networking and multimedia production. She has over twenty year’s teaching experience at various training establishments in the UK as well as more than a decade teaching online at Ziff Davis University, SmartPlanet, Element K and BNU.

In 2000 she founded the firm Probability One Ltd, producing courseware development and internet-based training, as well as writing and consulting on technology, social media and courseware development for many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.

Platforms, Software and Languages
Kat produces web content using WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and vBulletin and has written books and produced training materials on several of these platforms. Coding includes fluent HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, VBScript and ASP.  She produces content using Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition and Flash, as well as Maya and LightWave 3D.

Kat holds a BA (Open University) and MA (Bournemouth University).

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Employment

Current
Freelance Writer and Journalist (1997-present)
Director  (Content Development and Transmedia) at BitLabz Media (2005-present)
Director (Consultant Courseware Developer & Trainer ) at Probability One Ltd (2000-present)

Previous

Online Instructor and Editor at CNET Training (2008)
Author Packt Publishing
Author John Wiley and Sons (2003 to 2008)
Instructor & Courseware Developer at CNET Networks (2000 to 2008)
Courseware Developer at SmartPlanet (2000 to 2005)
Instructor & Courseware Developer at Element K (2000 to 2005)
Online Instructor at SmartPlanet (2000 to 2005)
Course Leader and Barnes & Noble University (2007)
Author and Editor McGraw-Hill
Author Que Books
Instructor & Courseware Developer Ziff Davis University/ZDU (1999 to 2002)
Author and Courseware Developer Wrox Press (1997 to 2003)

Books and Publications

C# 2005 Programmer’s Reference (Wrox Press/ John Wiley and Sons)
Build the Ultimate Custom PC (Extreme Tech/ John Wiley and Sons)
Beginning Programming (Wrox Press/ John Wiley and Sons)
Building Forums with vBulletin (Packt)
Hacking GPS (Extreme Tech/ John Wiley and Sons)
The PC Doctor’s Fix It Yourself Guide (Osborne McGraw-Hill)
VBScript Programmer’s Reference (First, Second & Third editions) (Wiley)
JavaScript By Example (Que)
Windows XP Professional Complete (Wrox Press)
HTML Complete (Sybex)
XML Applications (Wrox Press)
Scriptlets (Active Path/Wrox Press)
CSS I & II (Active Path/Wrox Press)
Databinding (Active Path/Wrox Press)
CDF (Active Path/Wrox Press)
XHTML! I didn’t know you could do that! (Sybex)
PHP Toolkit (PeachPit)

Courses Developed/Taught:
Web Development
Introduction to CSS
Advanced CSS
JavaScript Programming
VBScript Programming
Multimedia Web Design
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Blogging
Introduction to Digital Video
Introduction to Video Editing
Introduction to Photo editing
Introduction to Podcasting
Introduction to Streaming Media
Building your own Forum with vBulletin
Create your own Blog with WordPress
Build your own PC
Build your own Gaming PC
Build your dream PC
Home Networking and Wireless Networking
Beginning Programming
c# Programming
Networking for Small Office Home Office
Public Speaking & Presentations
Encryption Techniques for SME Businesses
Blogging for Small Businesses
Podcasting for Small Busineses
E-Commerce
Social Media in Academia
Social Media for Small Business
Access
Word Macro
Excel
PowerPoint
FrontPage
Crystal Reports
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Photoshop
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Social Media for Writers
Personal Development Skills for Writers

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