Hi, I'm Stuart Mudie.

I work with words - written, spoken and occasionally even sung - and I live in Paris, France.

I also lived in Spain for several years (in Barcelona, León and Pontevedra) and I grew up in Dundee, Scotland.

I do lots of different things.

The common thread that ties it all together is writing.

Technical writing

I earn a living explaining things about technology, and enjoy working to understand them myself first.

I currently work for Talend, a fast-growing company that makes open-source database management tools.

I also wrote a couple of books, including one for the Dummies series.

Visit my LinkedIn profile to find out more.


I speak fluent French and Spanish, and can get by in Catalan, Portuguese, Italian and German too.

I put these skills to use as a volunteer translator at Kiva, a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Song writing

I write lyrics for several up-and-coming Paris bands, mostly in the alternative rock and folk genres.

I recently started taking part in spoken-word performances with some musician friends.

With one of these friends, I even brought out a six-track EP, If Things Are Broken.

Visit the Wabi Sabi Facebook page to find out more.

I'd love to hear from you.


You can also find me at all these places.

Thanks for dropping by.