Freelance journalist and author
This is the personal website of Sean McManus, a business and computer book author based in the UK. I am the author or co-author of these books:
- Raspberry Pi for Dummies (co-authored)
- iPad for the Older and Wiser
- Web Design in Easy Steps
- Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser
- The Customer Service Pocketbook (co-authored)
- University of Death - a novel about the music industry
- ...and several more
If you want to know more about my hobbies and interests, visit the About Me page.
Looking for a writer?
As a staff and freelance journalist, I have written for a wide range of magazines on subjects including website design, music and technology. I also work as an author and a copywriter specialising in business and technology. If you're looking for a freelance writer, please contact me without obligation. See also this additional information about my writing experience and services.
Preview Raspberry Pi For Dummies
This sampler includes the Introduction and Chapter 1, which introduce the book and the Raspberry Pi itself, plus Chapter 10, which gets you started with the Scratch programming language. I'm aware of a display issue with this in Internet Explorer, but if you use the Download button to get the PDF, it will all be fine. Find out more about Raspberry Pi for Dummies.
Preview Web Design in Easy Steps
The sampler below includes the covers, table of contents, index and Chapter 4 in its entirety. Chapter 4 covers layout and design, including fixed versus flexible layouts, grid-based layouts, alignment tips, organising information, choosing a colour scheme, and using fonts. You can enlarge this sampler to view it full screen and turn the pages.
- Download this sample of Web Design in Easy Steps as a PDF so you can browse it using your ebook reader of choice.
- Find out more about Web Design in Easy Steps
- Buy my books in my shop
Preview Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser
This sampler includes the introduction and Chapter 2, covering Word. The whole book covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote in both Office 2007 and Office 2010.
- Download this sample of Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser as a PDF so you can browse it using your ebook reader of choice.
- Find out more about Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser
- Buy my books in my shop
Watch the trailer for iPad for the Older and Wiser
My latest book is iPad for the Older and Wiser, my third book in the Older and Wiser series. In this short book trailer video, I introduce the book and outline my five top tips for getting the most from the iPad.
Read my freelance journalism portfolio
In 2012, I was a volunteer performer in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Find out more about what went on behind the scenes, and how it felt to take part in such an incredible show. My articles archive also includes advice on promoting your music online, website design and more.
Looking for writing advice?
For more information see my articles about writing and journalism.