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 words.

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 and enterprise-grade data integration 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 no longer translate professionally, but I do help some friends out from time to time.

Song writing

For a long time I have written lyrics for a bunch of Paris bands, mostly in the alternative rock and folk genres.

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

One of these collaborations turned into a ten-piece band with which I now have a lot of fun playing gigs around Paris.

I'd love to hear from you.


You can also find me at all these places.

Thanks for dropping by.