Stephen Beale is a seasoned writer and editor with experience covering healthcare, technology, graphic arts, and geek culture. He is a freelance contributor to Dark Daily and The Dark Report and edits the daily newsletter for The Streamable. He is also the founder, publisher, and editor of The Steampunk Explorer, an online publication for steampunk enthusiasts and creators.

Career highlights:

  • Longtime contributor to HOW Magazine, focusing primarily on software applications for graphic designers. The publication is no longer in business, but his stories are viewable in the Wayback Machine.
  • Founding editor of Bulldog Reporter’s Inside Health Media, a subscription publication for public relations professionals in health and medicine.
  • Former “Deskside” columnist for the Daily Dog, a website for PR professionals.
  • Former news and reviews editor of Macworld.
  • Played a key role in the launch of five publications, including Veterinary Computing, Micro Publishing News, and Digital Imaging.
  • Author of Graphic Design to Beat the Clock (Rotovision, 2013); Photo Manipulation: Fast Solutions for Hands-On Web Design (Rockport Publishers, 2002); and Plug-In Power (Micro Publishing Press, 1996). Co-author of GATF Guide to Desktop Publishing (Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, 1995); Linotronic Imaging Handbook (Micro Publishing Press, 1991), and The Scanner Book (Micro Publishing Press, 1989).

He is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, and recipient of the Newsletter Association’s Journalism Award. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.