Known professionally by his “maiden name” of Keir Thomas, Keir Thomas-Bryant is a British writer and editor.
Journalism, editing, online content creation, technical authoring, publishing… If it involves words in a professional context then, if you can name it, he’s done it across two decades working in publishing. He continues to seek-out exciting new opportunities to utilise his talent, experience, creativity and skills.
For detailed information see his LinkedIn profile but some career highlights are...
- Editing many newsstand computer magazines including PC Utilities and Linux User & Developer, and writing for countless others;
- Authoring textbooks and eBooks for Apress and Pragmatic Bookshelf, and also self-publishing his own titles (some of which have been Amazon best-sellers);
- Working as a paid blogger for major US and UK sites including IDG’s PC World and MacWorld, and creating his own superb Mac/Apple tips blog that across 2016 saw more than half a million page impressions;
- Writing a long-running column for Writer’s Forum magazine about how technology can help writers (see the blog of past articles) and writing regularly for The People’s Friend's “Know How” technology page;
- Creating a thriving IT support business;
- Creating a small publishing press for authors local to his area.
- He is not, to the best of his knowledge, the collegiate (American) football player of the same name;
- He has a first class BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree from the University of Glamorgan although the course no longer exists and nor does the university (it was swallowed up by a larger one);
- He is the only journalist in existence to have written articles for both Viz comic and The People’s Friend (not the same article);
- His work has been translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and other languages, although his spouse wishes somebody would translate what he says into proper English;
- He has been vegan for a decade so thanks to cellular regeneration his body is now constructed entirely from vegetation;
- One novel he wrote was rejected by every single one of the UK’s literary agents. That’s around 100 reject letters/emails. Being able to make such a claim took effort yet he still thinks the novel is pretty good and continues to write fiction.
Getting in touch:
His email address is a k, on its own, followed by the usual at sign, and then the web address above (without the http:// and www. bits, obviously). So if this site were www.example.com, it’d be firstname.lastname@example.org. Got it? Just email if you’re confused. No, hang on. Erm, maybe try clanking morse code on the water pipes?
A few years ago one of his familial cats, Sacha, made it onto I Can Has Cheezburger’s front page. This is reproduced below. What a clever cat! Note: To avoid accusations of favouritism, a picture of his handsome brother Sylvester is reproduced here too.