Tim Fisher

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Tim Fisher.

  • Over 20 years experience writing instructional content in the technology space
  • Author of Windows 8 Basics in 30 Minutes, published by i30 Media
  • Freelance technology consultant, focusing on small and medium-sized business needs
  • General Manager of Lifewire


In addition to serving as GM of Lifewire, Tim writes much of the complex troubleshooting content on the site and has for more than a decade.

Tim has been professionally installing and servicing technology for over 30 years and writing about it for over 20. He's done everything from building computers for clients, to running tens of thousands of feet of networking cable, to administering servers that operate one of the biggest consumer goods distribution networks in the country.

Working for that long with technology users taught Tim how to communicate with real people about complicated topics, making his jump into technology journalism and education a natural next step.

Prior to leading and writing for Lifewire, Tim was a Systems Engineer for Target Corporation. Before that he sold, installed, and serviced networking equipment for a small telecommunications company. Tim is also a technology consultant, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses. He is the author of Windows 8 Basics in 30 Minutes.

Tim has also been featured as a technology expert online, on the radio, and in several national print publications.


Tim attended school at a public university in the US where he completed courses in computer science and business technology. After college, Tim earned a number of certifications and completed additional courses in the computer support, networking and telecommunications fields.

Tim Fisher

"I very much enjoy helping people find solutions to their problems. It's very rewarding being approached by someone with an issue and then being able to help them solve it. Even better is when I can educate people to solve and prevent technology problems themselves!"

Contact Tim

If you have something that does not require a reply, like a comment, some feedback, a review request, etc., feel free to send me an email at tim@asktimfisher.com. Thank-you emails, especially, are always appreciated!

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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