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About

Who is Matthew Arnold Stern? For starters, I’m no relation to Howard.

I am an award-winning writer and public speaker. I have been writing professionally since 1983 as a technical writer, publicist, and journalist. I wrote two novels, Offline and Doria, and a guide to impromptu speaking, Mastering Table Topics.

My achievements include a Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International, a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication, and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. I have given speeches at technical conferences including the Society for Technical Communication and WritersUA.

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated valedictorian from Reseda High School. I earned a Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge in 1985. I’m married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.

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