Jerri Ledford

Jerri L Ledford

Jerri L Ledford

  • Technology author, speaker, and training designer specializing in consumer technology
  • Author of over 19 consumer technology books that have appeared in nearly a dozen different languages
  • Designs training courses and materials for companies like ClipTraining, Franklin Covey, and The Coca-Cola Company 


Jerri Ledford was a writer for covering the subject of identity theft. She is a technology author, speaker, and training designer. She specializes in consumer technology—software and applications such as Windows, Microsoft Office, and cloud-based programs. Jerri also loves phones, tables, video games, fitness trackers, home automation or just about anything electronic. 

Over the years, Ledford has written thousands of articles which were published both online and in print. She's worked with companies like Computerworld, PC Magazine,, and hundreds of others. Ledford has also written 19 non-fiction books that have appeared in nearly a dozen different languages. 

In addition to writing consumer and business-to-business content, Ledford helps to design training courses and materials for companies like ClipTraining, Franklin Covey, The Coca-Cola Company, and many others. 

These days, Ledford helps to guide and manage technology writers and is a content analyst for​


Ledford studied English at Western Kentucky University and took particular interest in the elective technical writing courses. Since college, Jerri has continued her education, taking technology and writing courses both online and in-person.

Awards and Publications

Ledford's publications include:

  • The Web Geek's Guide to Your Google-Enabled Phone
  • The Web Geek's Guide to Google Chrome
  • Google Adsense for Dummies
  • Google Powered: Productivity with Online Tools
  • The Personal Cybersecurity Bible
  • Cut the Cord: The Consumer's Guide to VoIP
  • The Rational Guide to Preventing Identity Theft
  • The Gadget Geek's Guide to Your Sony Playstation Portable

Ledford's debut novel, Biloxi Sunrise, a suspense thriller, was released in October 2011.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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