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Lonzell Watson

Lonzell Watson, recently honored by the University of Kentucky's 2014-15 College of Communication and Information Outstanding Alumnus Award, has been fascinated with technology ever since he disassembled his first Commodore 64 computer in grade school and then attempted to put it back together. He went on to work a 100-mile paper route for an entire year, just to buy his first Apple computer, and he has been writing about technology ever since. Lonzell helped pay his way through college making house calls to individuals who were 50 years of age and older, helping them learn how to use common software programs, how to use their hardware, how to buy new computers, and even helping them set up home networks. Lonzell went on to work as an IT consultant for clients including the J. Peterman Company, Time Warner Communications, and Verizon Wireless.

Lonzell is the award-winning author of Teach Yourself Visually iPad, for which he won the 2010 International Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication. This work also earned Lonzell the Distinguished Technical Communication award and Best of Show 2010 from the STC. Lonzell was also presented the Award of Excellence for Teach Yourself Visually iPhoto '09 in 2009. He is the author of other popular titles, including My Samsung Galaxy TabMy Amazon Fire Phone, Teach Yourself Visually iPad 2My HTC EVO 3D, the Canon VIXIA HD Digital Field GuideFinal Cut Pro 6 for Digital Video Editor's Only, and Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video.

Currently, Lonzell is the owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company, whose courseware is being used to train the CIA, FBI, NASA, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. With a master's degree in Instructional Design and Development, Lonzell has taught Digital Asset Creation to graduate students at Bellevue University, has been a frequent contributor to StudioMonthly.com, and an author for one of the leading online learning companies, Lynda.com. Lonzell's writing has been syndicated, with hundreds of published tutorials and tips that help demystify consumer electronics and software.

Find out more at the author's website: www.creativeintel.com