Who Is Barry S. Goldberg?

O.K., so basically I'm just your run-of-the-mill, average, everyday, Jewish-born, Mormon-raised (though currently non-religious), Boston-bred, Holy Grail and "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" quoting, Black Adder & Red Dwarf-watching, X-Files-loving, nature photographing, legally trained, technical writing, science fiction-reading, classical-singing, Straight White American Male [or "SWAM" -- the last undeclared minority]. As of April 26, 2003, I am also married to the most wonderful woman in the world, Jun Goldberg (née Jun Liu), and as of January 31, 2005, I am the proud father of the cutest baby in the world, Joshua Jinlong Goldberg.

Professionally, I earned a law degree and passed the bar here in Massachusetts back in 1993 but never actually practiced law. Instead, I got interested in designing "expert" software (called "practice systems") for a variety of clients, including major law firms nation-wide. This eventually led to a job designing and supporting legal software in-house for a large Boston law firm. Four year later, I left the legal field entirely and went to work as the senior technical writer for a start-up medical software firm. As the company grew, so did my role and responsibilities, until I finally ended up heading up the entire technical writing department as Director of Product Documentation.

Let's see... I happen to really dig Godzilla movies (for reasons not likely to become clear again any time soon). I currently have a monstrously huge cat named Hobbes (he's not fat -- just very, very long), and some of my more interesting past pets of recent years include a a corn snake named Mordecai, a ferret named Frank and an iguana named Ozymandias ("Ozzy" for short). Oh -- and at the tender age of 34, I decided to have my mid-life crisis early and bought myself a sports car (a turbo-charged, all-wheel drive, 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX with ALL the extras and that went like a bat out of hell, just in case anyone is curious]. Then, I got married and eventually traded it in for a sporty Pontiac Grand Prix GTP so we'd have room for the in-laws and the car seat. And then the car got destroyed in an accident (not my fault) so I upgraded to a sporty Pontiac Bonneville SSEi. As of April 2010, I am now driving an all-wheel driver Chrysler 300C with the 5.7 liter v8 Hemi engine. It doesn't look particularly sporty, but it is definitely one mother of a mover!

If you'd care to see a copy of my current résumé, click HERE