Technical Writer at Google and writer for Thought Publishing
Matt Werner was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BA in English from UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors.
Werner interned and volunteered at McSweeney’s Publishing for five years where he worked on the oral narrative collections Surviving Justice and Out of Exile, among other titles.
While earning his Master’s in Literature and Modernity from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, he DJed on Fresh Air: The Alternative, University of Edinburgh Student radio, winning two radio awards for his artist interview show.
Since March 2010, Werner has worked as a technical writer at Google. His writing for Google has been translated into 40 languages and quoted in dozens of publications, including The Wall Street Journal. Werner also volunteers with the Talks at Google program, hosting leading authors, musicians, and filmmakers at Google.
Outside of Google, Werner writes on music, culture, and local history for a variety of Oakland blogs. He also writes and edits books for Thought Publishing.