After taking a B.A. in English and Latin at the University of Alberta and an M.A. in English Literature at York University in Toronto, I worked through the 1970s as a proofreader, manager of a small bookstore, and editor of a major resource study by the Alberta Forest Service, while taking enough time off to explore that interesting decade and to work on my own projects. I then spent some years as an editor of debates and proceedings at the legislatures of Alberta and British Columbia. (Here I gained a thorough contempt for parliament, an institution that exists solely to give the appearance of democracy, while lavishly rewarding a crowd of sycophants to keep power in the hands of a very few.) I then helped design some unsuccessful adventure games for a venture company, before finally ending up at Microsoft, where I spent a decade or so writing documentation for software development kits, focusing on DirectX, common controls, and accessibility technologies.
To contact me, mail “peter” at this domain.
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E-books: see Skookum Editions.