a few Words About Me
Hello. I’m Dachary Carey. I write stuff. It’s my thing.
Also, I love coffee.
Good coffee, though. None of this mass-produced Dunkin’ Donuts swill. (Yes, I live in New England and am well-aware of the blasphemy in that statement. I stand by it.)
The amount of stuff I write may be in direct proportion to the amount of coffee I’ve had today.
We have two dogs (Lita, a Lab/Beagle mix, and Maui, an English Springer Spaniel puppy), and a cat (Ash, a Maine Coone). I talk about them – maybe a little more than I should. If you’re just here for the cute pet pics, yes, they have their own Instagram account.
Still here? Ok. On to the slightly more boring stuff:
I’m a professional writer. I’ve been writing for over 18 years, and I quit my day job to do it professionally nearly 15 years ago. Wow. I’m getting old. I transitioned to focus on software technical documentation in 2016, and joined the Developer Education team at MongoDB at the beginning of 2021.
I used to keep a portfolio of my work on my website, but the availability of the sources kept changing, which made lots of broken links… that didn’t make anyone happy.
Currently, I mostly document the iOS/Swift SDK for MongoDB Realm, but work on other Realm documentation in the margins. This entails writing documentation and code examples for the local Realm mobile app database and the MongoDB Realm products. Turns out, I really love a technical documentation job that also lets me write code examples and learn more about Swift development.
Before the current gig, I’ve written things like:
- Technical writing, such as procedure guides, enterprise SaaS app software documentation, spec documents, and online help portals
- Developer-focused documentation, including API docs
- Lots of legal writing
- Far too much writing for the funeral industry
- Writing about precious metals
- Investment topics
- Ghostwriting business books
- Fashion writing (I was actually the world’s foremost expert on bras a few years ago)
My specialty is quickly understanding difficult or technical topics, and then finding an accessible way to communicate them to non-technical readers.
If you have an interesting project, feel free to contact me. Clearly I’m willing to take on far too many interesting projects for my own good.