About Kirk

KirkheadsmallKirk McElhearn is a lapsed New Yorker in Shakespeare’s home town. He writes about things, records podcasts, makes photos, plays shakuhachi, practices zen, and cohabits with cats.

Kirk McElhearn writes about Apple hardware and software, books, music, and more. As a Senior Contributor to Macworld for more than 15 years, he wrote hundreds of articles, including the Ask the iTunes Guy column and the Hey Apple, Fix This! column. He is a regular contributor to The Mac Security Blog, The Startup Finance Blog, TidBITS, Folks, as well as several other web sites and magazines.

He is co-host of several podcasts: The Next Track, PhotoActive, The Committed, The Zen of Everything, Write Now with Scrivener, and The Intego Mac Podcast.

Kirk has written more than two dozen books, including Take Control books about macOS Media Apps (post iTunes), Scrivener, LaunchBar, and Audio Hijack. He has written documentation for dozens of popular Mac apps, as well as press releases, web content, reports, white papers, and more. He is also a French-English translator, and has a Master’s degree in applied linguistics.

He’s an amateur photographer, and shoots with Fujifilm cameras. You can see some of his photos here and on Instagram. On Twitter, he’s @mcelhearn.

Kirk has played various musical instruments over the years, and is currently learing to play the shakuhachi.

If you’re looking for a freelance tech writer, blogger, podcaster, or French-to-English translator, or if you’re interested sponsoring Kirkville, get in touch.