Eric Shepherd (who usually uses the nickname “Sheppy” online because, well, it avoids confusing him with other people mostly), is the developer documentation lead for Mozilla Corporation. His job is to organize, manage, and create documentation that doesn’t suck for the Mozilla project (including the popular Firefox web browser). In addition, he helps guide the overall direction of documentation content and tries to encourage participation in the open documentation project.
Before joining Mozilla, Eric wrote developer documentation at PalmSource and before that, at Be, Inc. Before becoming a technical writer, he was a game developer for about three years.
When he’s not writing documentation or writing about himself in the third person, Eric spends time with his wife and daughter, and also likes to read, watch movies, and play video games.
His wife would argue that rather than do any of the latter three things, he should clean up his office that’s so messy that he felt compelled to remove it from the photo here using Photoshop.