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I am David Valiulis

Pre-stroke
  • Got a PhD in philosophy 
  • Worked in various wordsmithing jobs (librarian, editor, magazine science writer, and freelance writer for computer magazines)
  • Worked at Adobe (maker of Acrobat and Photoshop) for 15 years. I was a technical writer for them, working on the user manuals and their user interfaces.
  • I loved words and writing and communicating. 
Stroke -- when everything changed
  • It struck when I was sleeping
  • In 2008; I was 58
  • I couldn't walk, write, or talk
Post-stroke

My talks and presentations