Julia Wilkinson is uniquely qualified to write about
the Internet and online services. She
combines a nine-year career at AOL with her strong writing skills and record as
a prolific columnist. She has been
quoted on National Public Radio and in USA Today, published many articles in
industry publications, and been a columnist three times for various magazines
and online services.
Ms. Wilkinson was most recently a contributor for
Bisnow.com, a web site about high-tech CEOs and their lifestyles; and recently
wrote weekly columns on business, technology, and home office issues for the
women’s business web site womenCONNECT.com.
At AOL, she worked as production manager,
responsible for all design and production for four major AOL channels: Life,
Styles & Interests, The Newsstand, Hobby Central, and Religion &
In her career as producer, Julia created online
areas in conjunction with major media partners such as The New York Times,
Scientific American, Hachette Filipacchi magazines, Business Week, Wired, the
Army Times, and Windows Magazine; as well as for the News, Personal Finance and
Media departments. She designed the
Life, Styles & Interests web site and wrote original content for it; and
developed original programming, including seasonal features, games, and
interactive entertainment for the People Connection area of AOL's former
services Q-Link and PC-Link, as well as for the America Online service.
Her early experience with the interactive channel of
AOL, “People Connection,” gave her a unique perspective on the stories of
people in cyberspace and how dramatically it could affect their lives.
She has written for various publications, including
Multimedia Online, Boardwatch, COMPUTE!, CONNECT, ComputorEdge, and Digital
Julia is married to J. Nicholas Gallagher, an
attorney. They have a daughter,
Lindsay; and a son, Kyle; and live in Alexandria, Virginia.