Bertel King tells stories, online and offline, fictional and non-fictional. He double-majored in history and government at the College of William and Mary. While his career as a freelance writer formally began after graduating from college, his first published essays appeared in high school for the national publication Student Paths.

In the years since, Bertel’s writings have primarily existed on the web. He has spent years contributing to various technology-focused sites such as Android Police and Make Tech Easier. He currently writes for MakeUseOf with a focus on helping others to use free and open source software.

Bertel values open culture, software, and standards. It is in that spirit that he licenses all of the stories and poems on this site under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You are welcome to share and republish what you read however you like, as long as you provide attribution.

He lives in the Richmond, Virginia area with his wife and son. If you are looking for a writer or want to share your thoughts about a short story, feel free to send an email.


Past Contributions

Android Police (2013 – 2016)

Make Tech Easier (2013 – 2015)

Library City (2014)

The Inquisitr (2013)

Geek Positive (2013)

The Examiner (2012)

The Flat Hat (2008 – 2010)

Student Paths (2008 – 2009)



Bachelor of Arts in History and Government, College of William and Mary