Some tools were added later on, to optimize my workflow. So, using these tools for my fiction writing too came naturally to me.
For quite a while now, my two most used writing tools are SmartEdit Writer and the Word Add-In SmartEdit for Word.
About the Writer
I chose the engineering path as part of my education, and specialized in electronics and aviation. Working for airlines exposed me more to American English. So I spent a small fortune on perfecting it at Berlitz, and it was my prevailing language from then on.
Aviation let me go around the globe for years. I spent a lot of my time in Far East, and some of it in the Middle East. My passports, showing all these entry stamps, looked like an impressionistic painting. I became familiar with Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, and Australia. Not to mention Africa and Israel.
Last but not least, I finally moved to the U.S., where I worked as an avionics instructor for an airline. Teaching avionics systems in a classroom, as well as writing or editing technical training manuals defined my daily routine. It was the turning point, transforming me completely into an editor and writer for the rest of my life.
Then, family issues required my presence in Germany again. My wife and I returned to my old stomping ground, leaving 'Corporate America' behind us after so many years. We stayed in Germany for a while, sorted things out, and then moved on again.
That's when I originally started an editorial freelance entity, customized to help individuals or other small businesses. Later on I decided to follow my desire to write my own fiction instead, and eventually publish under my own name. Stay tuned about the progress.
We live in Malta [Mediterranean] for a few years now, considering this our home for the time being.