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I'm a researcher & copy-editor/content strategist (originally from Boston, now living on the coast of Maine) with a solid understanding of HTML & CSS.
I've handcoded a few websites and thought I'd upgrade my web design/development skills to the 21st century. I've been evaluating CMSes for a few months and settled on Drupal. I just installed it on my home computer this morning.
I'm very excited about its possibilities and I look forward to working with the community.