About Me

Derek Kedziora with a friendly smile

I’m Derek Kedziora. Since growing up in the American Southwest, I’ve spent the majority of my adult life in Ukraine with stops in Saudi Arabia and China along the way.

I love language and linguistics. From the simple joys of living in a multilingual city to spending my professional life fine tuning text. My first career was teaching English, my second career is in content design and UX writing.

Tinkering with web stuff is a hobby. I enjoy building simply static sites, putzing around with code and spending hours to automatic tasks that would take seconds to do manually.

I have lots of books and have even read a lot of them. I do a silent meditation retreat most years. The best way to relax is a 100km bike ride.


I enjoy email! It has that old small web feel, so please get in touch.

📫 baggies.toolbox-0k@icloud.com

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💬 You can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and GitHub, although I’m not particularly active on social media.


I’m a huge RSS fan, here’s my RSS feed. If you’re new to RSS, here’s how to get started (and why you should).


This is a small b blog where I can think aloud.

I use Jekyll to build a static site. View the source code on GitHub and local change log.

Matthew Butterick’s Practical Typography has heavily influenced my layout and typography choices.