Amanda Derrick Follow LinkedIn Twitter Pepperfox Photo Freelance Contributor Education University of Utah Florida Tech Expertise Venmo Beauty apps Microsoft Word iPhone cases Mobile Apps Introduction Mechanical engineer who loves to share tech topics with a wider audience.Engineer and writer for USAF Civil Service, ATK and Boeing.Business development strategist who creates compelling proposals for tech and B2B companies. Experience Amanda's full-time career has included time with the US Air Force Civil Service, ATK, and Boeing. Initially an engineer, she turned her skills toward writing competitive proposals and business shaping. Her proposal activity developed and honed her management skills as she progressed from being an author to filling the role of proposal manager for many campaigns.Amanda currently builds proposals for a corporate travel company while also engaging in creative freelance work. Her writing has been published on sites including Apartment Therapy and NYMag, as well as ghostwriting content for blogs, tech companies, and more. Education Amanda earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2009 and an MBA focused on Project Management from Florida Tech in 2011. She loves learning new tools and has enjoyed additional training for Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite products. A Message from Amanda Derrick I always enjoy helping people find the optimum voice and strategy for their passion. Technology is meant to help, not hinder — I'm always eager to help people bend it to their needs. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.