Macworld & other magazines

Macworld

Until my retirement, I was a Senior Contributor for Macworld.

Bugs & Fixes. I began my run as the Bugs & Fixes columnist (part of macworld.com's Mac 911 weblog) in April 2007. My final column was posted in November 2014.

More. I also regularly wrote "stand-alone” op-ed or how-to articles for Macworld, My final such column was posted in December 2014: "Why the iPad is anything but doomed.”

Macworld's Mac 911 won an ASBPE (American Society of Business Publication Editors) Digital Azbee Award in 2010, with the Bronze for Best How-to/Tips/Service blog going to Chris Breen and myself.

For a list of just about everything I've written for Macworld in recent years, click here.

MACazine & MacUser

My first published article (other than a reader’s tip for A+ magazine) was for MACazine in June 1987. It was a column about the Switcher app, written in response to a request for reader’s submissions. Bob LeVitus (the editor) later called to ask me if I would be interested in writing for them on a regular basis. I thought about it for maybe two seconds, and said yes. I wrote numerous articles over the next year, becoming a Contributing Editor — after which the magazine unfortunately folded.

In 1988, I began writing for MacUser. At first, I did mainly product reviews. Eventually, I graduated to feature articles and columns, again becoming a Contributing Editor along the way. This lasted until 1998, when MacUser and Macworld "merged" (essentially MacUser was terminated, and Macworld survived).

I too survived the merger and became a Contributing Editor for Macworld. My official titled changed in 2006 from Contributing Editor to Senior Contributor.

© Ted Landau 2017