A computer programmer since 1969, always at least a computer hobbyist, I have been mostly self-employed with occasional contracts or clients, since 1975, when I met my late husband.
My late husband taught me to do legal research and writing, on our own cases, from about 1976 thru 1992. After he died, I took about half the Legal Assistant classes at the local college and made A's in them.
We bought our first personal computer, in 1978, a Radio Shack TRS-80. Our focus was a SkillsBank project, a jobs and skills database project.
My most recent computer programming was in DOS mode, with PowerBasic. I was a pioneer in computerizing the legal process. For about 10 years, from about 1981 thru 1991, I worked on software for the legal process. I did all my own technical writing. When Windows 3.0 came out, my software was obsolete.
Did intensive research into nutrition, making a database called NutriZen\BodyEquations, and I have a binder-formatted version of this.
Rewrote the user manuals for PowerBasic about 1993.
Technical writing for VISI's VFEdit voice file editor, 1995
Energy Efficiency Analysis for contractors, 1994-1996
Office assistance for Joey Dunlap, a HVAC contractor in Montague CA, six hours a week, 1994-1995
Legal Assistant classes, Fall of 1994 and Spring of 1995, at COS (College of the Siskiyous).
I studied two and a half years under Milan Vodicka at
College of the Siskiyous, not in any formal degree program,
but informally, focusing on his "wholistic teaching" style.
Many of the writings on my website were class projects. (1995-1997)
Sold bulk dried herbs and plants thru the Internet, about Fall
1995 thru currently
My own Internet website, Fall of 1995 thru currently.