Summary of qualifications
Ten years of experience developing user, programmer, training, and marketing
A career that spans hardware and software companies
Document design experience
Experience converting documents for on-line use and crafting them into interlinked systems
A proven ability to learn new technologies quickly and communicate them to others
FrameMaker, Adobe Acrobat, RoboHelp, Web Works Publisher Professional, Corel Draw,
Corel Photo-Paint, Microsoft Word, Homesite, and raw HTML skills
Wrote API documentation in Javadoc and doxygen formats, editing source files in Emacs.
Wrote and updated documentation for complex server software using FrameMaker, Web
Works Publisher, and Homesite.
Designed a context-sensitive help system using FrameMaker and Web Works Publisher
Professional. Learned macro language, added code-generated “breadcrumbs” feature.
Migrated a set of paper documents to an integrated on-line PDF library. Added new
documents and additional hypertext features incrementally to manage resources. Designed
system so that users could get the most out of legacy documents while the latest documents
received layouts, formats, and organization designed for on-line usability.
Led a cross-functional software team to produce software releases and collect customer
information, putting the emphasis on user needs.
Designed, developed, and maintained on-line and hardcopy user documentation for a laser-
based rapid prototyping machine with proprietary hardware and software.
Designed and wrote a heavily graphical hardcopy user’s guide with every two-page spread set
up as a distinct topic.
Wrote 47 model railroading feature articles in HTML format while maintaining web links,
discussion forums, and user relations as the Model Railroading Guide for About.com.
Developed documentation standards for technical writing teams.
Wrote hypertext in HTML, PDF, Microsoft HTML Help, and Windows Help formats.
Implemented an internal, on-line documentation library using HTML and PDF formats so that
all members of the company could access released documents.
Created training courseware and delivered training for a 20-application client-server database
environment using the Unix-based NEXTSTEP operating system.
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Maintained documentation sets for multiple object-oriented software applications in a product
set through many design changes, under tight deadlines.
Co-authored a marketing document in Windows Help, the Dell Directory, which won Best of
Show in the 1993-94 statewide computer-based medium competition of the Society for
Dates Positions Company
Sept. 2003-present Contract Technical Writer Motive Communications
Oct. 2002-June 2003 Contract Technical Writer Spherion at Dell Computer
1998-Oct. 2002 Started as Senior Technical Writer; 3D Systems, Inc
later added Software Team (formerly DTM Corporation)
Lead role Austin, Texas
Aug. 2000-Sept. 2001 Model Railroading Guide About.com
(part-time) New York, New York
Sept.1996-Dec. 1997 Project Manager PSW Technologies
June 1996-Aug. 1996 Technical Writing Team Lead Austin, Texas
Sept. 1994-June 1996 Technical Writer
1992-1994 Information Developer I, Dell Computer Corporation
Information Developer II Austin, Texas
B.A., Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin
National Merit Scholar
Society for Technical Communication: Public Relations Committee Chairperson, 2002-2003
References and writing samples
Available on request.