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					                               BRANDON FRANKLIN
                             3162 Monroe Ave. # 27, San Diego, CA 92116
                        Phone: 619-395-0780 E-Mail:

To obtain a successful career as a technical editor and advance to senior level management.

San Diego State University-San Diego, CA
Master of Arts of Philosophy                                               2008 - 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy                                             2005 - 2008

United States Navy
MK 160 Gun Weapon System “C” School                                        Winter 2001
Fire Controlman “A” School                                                 Fall 2000
Tech Core (basic electronics/troubleshooting)                              2000 (full year)

Relevant courses: Business Communications (Bus. 119), Technical Writing (RWS 503W), Intro to
Logic (Phil. 100), Deductive Logic (Phil. 521), Reading and Composition (Eng. 101), Writing in
Various Settings (RWS 305W), Content Editing (RWS 501), Philosophy of Science (Phil. 503)

       Over six years of experience in writing/editing at undergraduate and graduate level, as well
        as analytic thinking and critical evaluation through philosophical training.
       Experienced with analyzing extremely technical documents and publications for the MK 160
        Gun Weapon System aboard the USS McCampbell (DDG-85).
       Experienced in troubleshooting mainframe computer systems and understanding complex
        integration with other ship radar/weapon systems.
       Demonstrated motivation and expertise by completing freelance editing projects ahead of
        schedule as well as achieving Junior Sailor of the Quarter while on board the USS
       Proficient with both Mac and PC computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and
       Proficient with both Adobe Indesign and Photoshop.


Freelance Editor - San Diego, CA                                           Spring 2010-Present
       Proofread and gave recommendations on various academic projects including college
        entrance essays, cover letters, and term papers.
       Provided feedback to authors on grammar, structure, and style improvements.
       Engaged in developmental editing by suggested additions/omissions of relevant content for
        the overall project.
       Assisted clients in increasing assignment grades as much as three letter grades.

Teaching Assistant - San Diego, CA, San Diego State University             Fall 2009

       Counseled students on ways to improve their understanding of the technical aspects of class
        material and assignments.
       Assisted the professor organize classes and administer tests/quizzes in order to reduce the
        workload of the professor.
       Administered some classes as an instructor for 125 students.

Research Assistant - San Diego, CA, San Diego State University             Summer 2007
       Analyzed/critiqued over 15 philosophy journal articles for the research administrator.
       Provided evaluations of strengths and weaknesses of the arguments to the research
        administrator to aide the professors project integrity.
       Provided analysis and recommendations for corrections to the journal article written by the
        research administrator to provide insight that the professor may use.

US Navy Fire Controlman /E4                                                 March 2001-June 2005

Positions Held/Achievements
Work Center Supervisor
       Managed CG02 work center and achieved 100% maintenance completion, thereby
        demonstrating my ability to meet deadlines.
       Trained junior personnel on operation of system equipment.
       Developed 3 PowerPoint presentations on Gun Weapons System equipment for training


       Analyzed over 200 schematic diagrams of MK 160 Mod 8 Gun Weapon System.
       Troubleshot 10 major faults on computer/electronic equipment.
       Wrote 25 reports for maintenance malfunctions to inform officers of system readiness.
       Completed over 1000 hours of system maintenance, operation, and repair.

Damage Control Petty Officer

       Responsible for maintenance and understanding of all CG division’s damage control
        equipment maintenance and repair as junior personnel.
       Composed 20 reports for maintenance request and malfunctions.
       Consistently improved condition of damage control equipment to increase combat readiness
        to 100%.
       Attended 30 training events with expert damage control personnel to increase subject
        matter expertise in damage control systems.
       Acted as liaison between CG division and damage control division management.

Small Arms Qualifications Coordinator

       Responsible for maintaining records of small arms qualifications for 300 personnel and
        organizing personnel for various gun shoot events.
       Coordinated 10 small arms qualification events with various San Diego shooting ranges.
       Demonstrated expertise in subject matter by conducting 15 small arms training events to
        increase combat readiness.


Associated Students Representative for Philosophy Club at SDSU             Fall 2008-Fall 2009
Hurricane Katrina Blood Drive Organizer at San Diego Mesa College          Spring 2006
Honors Student at San Diego Mesa College                Spring-Fall 2006
Junior Sailor of the Quarter on USS McCampbell DDG-85   Spring 2003
Good Conduct Award on USS McCampell DDG-85              Fall 2003

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