Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen


Gulf Breeze, FL


Shoreline Community College


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  • Technology ghostwriter serving major trade publications.
  • Creator and author of the automotive blog crankSHIFT.
  • Co-founded a video game startup.


In a former life, Jeremy Laukkonen ran an auto shop in the north end of Seattle. He can swap out a distributor and set it perfectly without the aid of a timing light (and did just that one time in the New Mexico desert), but his interests always skewed more toward the tech side of things. Now, he's a tech ghostwriter serving major trade publications. In addition to his tech writing, Jeremy is the author of the urban fantasy novel Mechanics of Death and the creator of the automotive blogĀ crankSHIFT.

Technology has exploded in complexity over the last several decades, and it can be tough for even the professionals to keep up. Jeremy attributes his success in writing about those technologies to past experiences that taught him the importance of breaking down complex technical subjects in understandable ways. As a tech writer for trade publications and Lifewire, he has endeavored to do just that for readers at all technology levels.

My Gear

My work machine is a custom Windows 10 PC that I built myself to pull triple duty as a gaming rig and media server during down time. For travel, I use an Asus VivoBook Flip 14 for ultra-portability and an HP Spectre x360 15t when I need to get real work, or some gaming, done on the road. My weapon of choice in the smartphone arena is a Pixel 3, although I also have a OnePlus 6T if I feel the need for some extra screen real estate.


Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA, and attended Shoreline Community College. His relevant education is all practical.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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