Rachel McCollin Writer, web designer and developer

Racehl McCollin holding a copy of her book 'WordPress Mobile Web Development'My name is Rachel McCollin and I’m a web designer and writer (and amateur photographer when I get the time).

I’ve spent most of my professional life writing about technical subjects, from turning dry banking procedures into engaging self-learning materials in my first job, to writing articles for online and print magazines and writing and editing technical documentation, guidance and books.

In 2004 I wrote a novel, which I managed to finish the first draft of before my first son was born. Son number two came along a few years later and meanwhile the novel still sits in a a drawer. I’m now working on it again and hoping to get it published one day.

But in the meantime I’ve been doing a lot of technical writing on web design.

I have three published books:

I also write regularly for some well known and respected web design and development journals and sites:

This work ties in with my other job which is managing a web design agency in Birmingham UK called Compass Design. We specialise in responsive and mobile websites and I’ve talked at WordCamps and other events on using and developing with WordPress.

Keep an eye on this site or follow me on twitter to see more of my writing and learn about WordPress development!