Will Charpentier is a writer who specializes in boating and maritime subjects. A retired ship captain and hydrographer, Charpentier holds a doctorate in applied ocean science and engineering. He is also a certified marine technician and the author of a popular text on writing local history.
Carpenter's work covers a broad spectrum, from technical manuals for remotely operated undersea robotics and programmable logic systems, to simple instructions on how to unlock a lock. One of his articles was used in a Technical Writing class at the University of Georgia.
He has blogged on subjects ranging from researching and writing local history, to recreational boat maintenance and provided internet content for a number of content sources. Several of his articles have appeared in USA Today , on subjects as wide-ranging as environmental appraisals of the condition of the coral reefs of the world and how to sail the around the world, a journey he has completed six times