I'm David Shapiro, electrician/consultant/inspector/teacher/writer in the DC metropolitan area. I've given a seminar for Home Inspectors in New York, pulled licenses or performed Third Party Inspections elsewhere in Maryland, . . . but basically I work in the DC metro area. I'm a one-man shop.

Author of Old Electrical Wiring, and Your Old Wiring (McGraw-Hill), co-author of Behind the Code (privately published). I've done lots of other writing, and also editing. I'm cofounder of and editor/publisher for the Mensa Special Interest Group for Electricians, inspectors, Engineers and Interested Others.

Residential columnist for Electrical Contractor for many years. Ditto Secretary-treasurer of the George Washington chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors for many years.

I'm involved in a number of other safety organizations, including the American Council on Electrical Safety and NFPA.

Business names: Safety First Electrical for contracting, consulting and inspecting;
David E. Shapiro, writing & editing for the other.

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