Patrick Hyde Expertise: Small business tech, Business software Education: University of Houston, Texas A&M Location: Kirkland, Washington Highlights Digital marketer and writer covering tech and the tech industry Work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Reactual, Rawkus, Waremakers, and others Experience Patrick Hyde is a digital marketer and freelance copywriter. With a master’s degree in history from the University of Houston and a job in Seattle's booming tech industry, his interests span the past, present, and future. He has written for a wide range of publications, including Reactual, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Listverse. His hobbies, which include photographing the Pacific Northwest and listening to underground dance music, help him keep up with the latest consumer electronics. Education Patrick graduated with a master's in history from the University of Houston. He also has a bachelor's degree in history from Texas A&M. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.