Kaelin Consulting

Mark W. Kaelin

I have over 25 years of experience in the electronic publishing industry. I was an editor for CBS Interactive for eleven years, where I was responsible for acquiring, editing, and writing technical content for daily publication on CBS Interactive properties TechRepublic.com and ZDNet.com. My duties included the recruitment and development of contributing talent. Prior to CBS Interactive, I was an editor with ProQuest for 12 years, where I developed, designed, edited, and maintained an array of university and business school supplemental curricula products. Before ProQuest, I was a public accountant for five years, specializing in tax preparation and in compilation and review engagements. In addition, I have performed independent consulting services over the last 30 years for various business clients.

The TechRepublic Geekend Blog

It wasn't all business at TechRepublic. We also recognized the importance of the tech-savvy lifestyle in our audience. Over the years, I wrote or edited dozens of articles, blog posts, and image galleries focusing on the technical geek side of life.

Here is the link to the Geekend Blog archive on TechRepublic.

Geek Gift Guide

During my tenure at TechRepublic I was charged with developing, coordinating, and producing the TechRepublic Geek Gift Guide each November starting with 2008. Despite its popularity, the TechRepublic Geek Gift Guide was moth-balled in 2012.

World of Warcraft

The Geekend Blog on TechRepublic drew a significant amount of interest from advertisers. The idea of information technology professionals hanging around a website discussing gadgets and games was very enticing. As part of that audience engagement, I wrote server travel log pieces for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. TechRepublic even had its own guild, Technologia. It still exists today, with yours truly as guild leader.

Geekend blog posts (a sample)

The driving force behind the Geekend Blog was Jay Garmon and his very popular Geek Trivia articles, but I supplemented those with reviews and some commentary of my own.