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Mystery Novels And Other Fiction
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Most software I have in my current toolbox, I used already during my years as an avionics instructor, and for writing technical manuals as well as copy editing.
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.

The SmartEdit Writer is a nifty writer software, specifically designed for novelists and short story writers, but works just fine for non-fiction writers as well. Right down my alley. SmartEdit for Word on the other hand is my indispensable editing tool to clean up and format final drafts.

About the Writer

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I'm a native German, but my great grandfather and one of my aunts were British. Therefore I have been bilingual most of my life.

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.


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Windows Apps
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Editing Add-On for Microsoft Word Users

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Creative Writing Software, equally suited for Fiction and Non-Fiction.

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Our local time zone here in Europe is GMT [UTC] +1.

Differences in time zones are often quite large, and the best way to contact us is via email.

We are in Malta several hours ahead of the U.S., ranging from 9 hours ahead of Pacific Time to 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time. South Africa, on the contrary, is 1 hour ahead of us, and New Zealand even a total of 11 hours.

Time differences within the European Union are not relevant, as they are mostly within 2 hours.

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