Jerri Ledford

Jerri Ledford

Senior News Editor, Fact Checker

Mobile, AL


Western Kentucky University

Gulf Coast Community College


Software and Apps

Android and Samsung Devices

Photography and Photography Equipment

Microsoft Office and Google Drive

Home Entertainment and Streaming

Apple Products and Technologies

Consumer Technology


  • 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.
  • Sourced, edited, and fact-checked corporate collateral and technology articles for enterprise clients and consumer publications.


Jerri L. Ledford is a writer and Senior News Editor for Lifewire with more than 20 years experience writing & editing for consumer and business publications.

She specializes in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, photography, and cloud-based applications but also writes about gadgets such as the Samsung Galaxy line of phones, iPads, and laptop computers. Her practical experience in tech comes from 20+ years of hands-on use of multiple apps, devices, and platforms from Android and Apple to Ring and Windows. She loves trying out new tech and teaching others how to use it.

Jerri has written thousands of articles that 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 and also helped to source, edit, and fact-check content.

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 Apple Mac mini (2021 M1) running macOS Ventura as my main machine, but I travel with a 2019 Macbook Pro that’s also running macOS Ventura. My phone is an iPhone 14 Pro (yay for mega smartphone cameras!). I also have an iPad Pro running iOS 16, and a Chromebook running the latest Chrome OS, as well as a Samsung Gear 2 Classic watch, and an Apple Watch 6 running WatchOS 9. Of course, I also have all the peripherals you could imagine, a dope Canon EOS 77D digital camera, and many other gadgets.


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, content development, 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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