Heather Hedden has been a practicing taxonomist for 24 years, in various organizations and as an independent consultant with Hedden Information Management. She has designed and developed, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and metadata schema for various internal and externally published content. Ms. Hedden has worked as a taxonomist in a library database publisher, a search software company, a wind energy computer, and a knowledge management consultancy, and with and educational publisher. She has given workshops on taxonomy creation at numerous conferences and as corporate training. Through Hedden Information Management she also teaches an online course in taxonomy creation. Ms. Hedden is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd ed. (Information Today Inc., 2016).