Jerri Ledford

Jerri Ledford

Writer, Editor

Mobile, AL


Western Kentucky University

Gulf Coast Community College


Google Apps

Samsung Devices

Photography and Photography Equipment

Microsoft Office Suite

Technology Concepts

Apple Products and Technologies


  • Technology author, speaker, and training designer specializing in consumer technology.
  • Author or contributor to 19 consumer technology books that have been published in nearly a dozen languages.
  • Created corporate collateral for companies such as ClipTraining, Franklin Covey, IBT Financial, and The Coca-Cola Company.


Jerri L. Ledford is a writer and News Editor for Lifewire with more than 20 years' experience writing for consumer and business publications. She specializes in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, photography, and cloud-based applications. Jerri also writes about gadgets such as the Samsung Galaxy line of phones, iPads, and laptop computers.

Jerri has written thousands of articles which have appeared both online and in print for publications such as Computerworld, PCMag,, Intel, Ziff Davis, and many more. She also designs training courses and materials for corporations and occasionally speaks at industry conferences.

Previously, Jerri was a Content Project Manager for Studio B and Mighty Guides, where she helped B2B clients conceptualize and develop both business-facing and customer-facing content; she managed a team of over three dozen writers, editors, and designers.

In addition to this, Jerri is the author of more than a dozen consumer technology books including: "The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Bible," "Google Analytics," and "Web Geek's Guide to Google Chrome."

My Gear

I’m using  a Windows 10 HP desktop computer as my main machine, but I travel with a 2019 Macbook Pro that’s currently running macOS Catalina (10/14/06). My phone is an iPhone 12 Pro (yay for mega smart phone cameras!). I also have an iPad Pro running iOS 14, and a Chromebook running Chrome OS 76, as well as a Fitbit Versa 2, a Samsung Gear 2 Classic watch, I expect I'll be upgrading to the Apple Watch 6 soon.


Jerri studied English and Technical Writing at Western Kentucky University. Since college, she continues her education through online and university courses in technology, marketing, project management, and writing courses. Jerri holds certifications in creative writing, digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.

A Message from Jerri Ledford

I love to help people achieve more with the technology they already own. We're in a super connected world. If I can create an article that helps you make the most of that and improve even some small aspect of your day, then I know I've done my job right.

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