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					                                              187 Lori Circle
Kevin Reid Benner                             Newport News, VA 23602-7555
                                              Phone Numbers:
                                              757.874.9597 (Home)
                                              757.812.2679 (Cell)
                                              757.896.5287 (Work)
                                              E-mail:
                                              kevin.benner@livingbytheword.biz
                                              Web site: www.livingbytheword.biz


                                Career Objectives
Pursue a career as a freelance copywriter by increasing my knowledge of, and
experience in, the following writing services:
   Direct mail campaigns
   Technical writing
   Marketing and promotional material
   Ghostwriting
   Media events (event scripting, speech writing, radio and TV spots)
   Business white papers, presentations, letters, and newsletters
   Corporate press releases and trade articles
   Project and Program Management
   Resume development
   Editing and proofreading
Enhance my current skills as a program manager and technical writer by working on
diverse projects with private individuals and companies within or outside of the military
environment.
Enhance my computer expertise by assisting private individuals and companies in new
PC purchases and upgrades including troubleshooting of current systems and
equipment.




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                          Professional Experience
AMSEC LLC

Program Manager (2001 – Present)

  Seven (7) years of program and project management with over 40 employees reporting
  to me along with an active (since 1979) DOD Secret security clearance.
  Program Manager for new business development for Engineering, Integrated Logistic
  Support (ILS), and Maintenance/Modernization functional areas within AMSEC.
  Program Manager responsible for all Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Aircraft
  Carrier, and Surface Ship technical documentation with a staff of over 40 people
  including project managers, drafters, technical writers, and production coordinators.
  Personally grew OEM business sector from infancy to over a $1.5 million/year
  operation with current backlog of $11.4 million worth of new quotes submitted to
  prospective/current customers.
  Provide OEM customer support for all areas related to ILS.
  Provide program management for widely varied technical documentation development
  specifications and requirements including Technical Manual Contract Requirements
  (TMCRs), Technical Manual Preparation Guide (TMPG), ship specifications, military and
  commercial specifications.
  Provide scope of work, task assumptions, man-hour estimates, and labor and material
  pricing for each contract assigned.
  Provide program management using various contracts such as Firm Fixed Price, Cost
  Plus Fixed Fee, and Time and Material.
  Track technical publication milestones and associated budgets, adhering to production
  and delivery schedules, exercising quality and cost control for all technical
  documentation intended for internal and external customers, analyzing manning/skill
  needs, and interviewing potential new hires.
  Developed and implemented marketing brochures, estimating templates and process,
  and corporate marketing presentations.
  Developed and maintained the ISO 9000/2001 infrastructure for Quality Control of
  technical documentation including obtaining and tracking customer feedback and trend
  analysis using an internal quality autopsy report for all products.
  Planned and implemented (as part of a computer network team) the migration of 300
  plus users to a newly created secure NOFORN-Certified network.

  Created various documents that includes Plan of Actions and Milestones, Late and Due
  Reports, Quality Control Workload Report, Customer Feedback Autopsy Reports,
  Technical Publications Status Reports, TMIN-R Status Reports, Skills Survey, Technical
  Manual Organizational Plans (TMOP’s), Quality Assurance Plans, Validation Plans,



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   Outline and Book Plans, internal TMCR checklists for the technical writers, and
   Technical Manual Development Plans (TMDP’s).

Senior Technical Writer (1999 – 2001)

   Performed database maintenance, tracked technical publication milestones and
   associated budgets, trained new associates, analyzed manning/skill needs, and
   provided a liaison for direct customer interface with NAVSEA, Supervisor of
   Shipbuilding, Vendors, Newport News Shipbuilding Engineering, and shipboard
   personnel.
   Wrote and developed technical manual change packages for CVN68 Class Ship
   Information Books and propulsion plant mechanical systems, components, and
   associated auxiliary equipment.
   Wrote and developed technical manuals using an SGML/XML/HTML publishing
   system.

Newport News Shipbuilding

Senior Technical Writer/Senior Engineering Analyst/Engineering Analyst
(1984 – 1999)

   Planned and estimated budgets for the execution of Navy contracts pertaining to
   CVN68 Class Aircraft Carriers new construction and overhaul technical
   documentation
   Performed database maintenance, tracked technical publication milestones and
   associated budgets, trained new associates, analyzed manning/skill needs, and
   acted as a liaison for direct customer interface with NAVSEA, Supervisor of
   Shipbuilding, Vendors, Newport News Shipbuilding Engineering, and shipboard
   personnel.
   Planned manning, training, and budget schedules for, and direct coordination of, the
   conversion of the SSN688 Class Submarines Steam and Electric Plant Manuals,
   SSN688 and Seawolf Class Ship Systems Manuals, and various CVN68 Class
   Aircraft Carrier technical publications legacy data to interactive electronic technical
   manuals
   Wrote and developed technical manuals using an SGML/XML/HTML publishing
   system.
   Researched and developed change packages for SSN688 Class Submarines Steam
   and Electric Plant Manuals, Ship Systems Manuals, and the Training Aid Book.
   Developed Newport News Shipbuilding Standard Operating Procedure E75-5.10
   (Maintenance of SSN688 Class Ship Systems Manuals, Steam and Electric Plant
   Manuals, and SUBSAFE Certification Boundary Books)
   Developed new MOD-25 SSN 688 Class Steam and Electric Plant Manual which
   included many innovative ideas to make the manual user friendly and aesthetically
   pleasing to end users


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   Developed and conducted SSN688 Class submarine crew familiarization training
   instructor for nuclear and non-nuclear mechanical systems.
   Conducted technical documentation audit of SSN688 Class submarines and
   collected crew input for the Reengineered Steam and Electric Plant Manual
   proposal.

United States Navy

Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator, USS Arkansas (CGN-41) (1980 - 1984)

   Qualified as Engine Room Supervisor, Auxiliary Boiler Operator, and Shutdown
   Mechanical Operator
   Served as Lead Petty Officer for “M” Division
   Served as Reactor Plant Work Center Supervisor for Reactor No. 1
   Operated, repaired, and maintained all types of shipboard reactor, mechanical, and
   propulsion plant systems and equipment
   Received a letter of commendation from the Commanding Officer of the USS
   ARKANSAS (CGN 41) for supervisory efforts during a repair availability at Puget
   Sound Naval Shipyard
   Honorably discharged from active duty service with US Navy in 1984

US Navy Awards:

   1982, Awarded Good Conduct Medal
   Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (2)
   Navy Expeditionary Medal

               Personal Achievements/Computer Skills
   Initiated a career as a Freelance Copywriter in July 2005
   Developed a web site for Living By The Word Freelance Copywriting Services at
   www.livingbytheword.biz
   Currently serving as Information Technology Administrator at Summit Christian
   Academy Lower School
   Proficient in the use of all the latest Microsoft Office Business Suite applications
   including Microsoft Access, Visio, FrontPage, Outlook, Publisher, and Project
   Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft E-mail
   applications (Outlook, Outlook Express, and Hotmail), and Internet Browsers (Opera,
   Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Netscape)
   Proficient in the use of XML/SGML/HTML editing software including ArborText Epic,
   CoffeeCup, Visual Page, DreamWeaver, and Microsoft FrontPage



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Proficient in the use of Desktop Publishing software including Adobe Acrobat,
PageMaker, FrameMaker, Microsoft Publisher, ACDSee, and WordPerfect
Proficient in the use of Graphics software including Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw,
AutoCAD 2008, and Paint Shop Pro X

                        Education and Training
American Writers and Artists Incorporated (AWAI) Accelerated Program for
Six-Figure Copywriting - 2005
Special Project Authorization (SPA) Training - 2004
SAIC Project Management I and II - 2004
Old Dominion University - Lean 202: Value Stream Mapping - 2003
Old Dominion University - Lean 101: Principles of Lean Manufacturing - 2003
Adobe Frame Maker 7.0, Classroom in a Book, Self-Taught Course – 2002
Newport News Shipbuilding Night School Courses: Submarine Systems, Nuclear
Plant Principles, Intermediate and Advanced WordPerfect, Team Building, 2-D
CADAM, MS Access 97, MS Excel 97, and MS PowerPoint 97
Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) CFC-12 License - 1984
Naval Engineering Maintenance Administration School (Norfolk, VA) - 1982
Naval Nuclear Prototype (West Milton, NY) - US Navy, 1980
Naval Nuclear Power School (Orlando, FL) - US Navy, 1979
Machinist Mate "A" School (Great Lakes, IL) - US Navy, 1978
High School Diploma, East Juniata High School (Cocolamus, PA) – 1978


                                 References
Name: Bob Weinmann
Phone number: 757.876.4208
E-mail address: beeohbi@cox.net
Name: Bryan Dunn
Phone number: 757.591.2848
E-mail address: bryandunn@webdunnright.com
Name: Mike Christian
Phone number: 757.877.5430
E-mail address: mchristian3@cox.net
More references available upon request.


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