I've spent my life working in various branches of the scientific publishing industry; currently I'm a freelance copy editor specializing in scientific and scholarly material. A small part of my income derives from my principal hobby, which is tabletop roleplaying games; I've written several books for Steve Jackson Games, starting with GURPS Steampunk and most recently including GURPS Fantasy. I've been active in the Libertarian Futurist Society for over twenty years; I edited the society's print newsletter, Prometheus, for several years, stepping down a year or two ago. I've been a libertarian since the early 1960s, when my ideas were influenced by Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, John Holt's How Children Fail, and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged—though I didn't learn the word "libertarian" until the very end of the decade.
I'll have more to say later; for now, I think this is a sufficient curriculum vita for this community.