#315 - 145 West 5th Street #163 – 1830 Gateway Dr.
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1J7, Canada San Mateo, CA, 94404, USA
Work: (650) 372 3600 ext 3686
Home: (650) 574 3600 ext 1832
Web Pages:http://members.tripod.com/Alupului/index.html /Alupului/resume.html
Important professional objectives include advancement in the
field of corporate publications for technology companies. To work as
a technical writer, trainer, or instructional designer. To use both my
communication skills and engineering background in a position that
challenges my intellect
Summary of Extensive professional experience in technical writing, both print and on-line;
Qualifications communication; instructional design; training and public presentations; teaching
at a post-secondary level.
Excellent leadership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Adaptive to changing environments; learn new systems quickly.
Highly motivated; committed to delivering superior quality work.
Software skills Working knowledge of personal computers and software products:
Platforms: Win 95/98, NT, UNIX, IBM Mainframe,
Publishing software: SGML, XML, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, MSWord, Word Perfect,
FrontPage 98, Netscape Composer, PowerPoint, Visio, PageMaker, Acrobat,
GUI/Tools, Lotus Notes
Graphics software: Help Image Editor, CorelDraw, HTML , DHTML
Project software: Ms Project, Excel, MS Access, Sybase, ODBC, Oracle, Informix
Familiar with object-oriented programming language such as C++, Java, MS visual
distributed systems and relational database management systems (RDBMs), relational
modeling, Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Orbix programming, SQL
Experience June – August 1999 PERSISTENCE SOFTWARE INC.
San Mateo, CA
Technical Writer for Programmers – Contract Work
Technical Writing – Writing and editing user guides for Programmers (C++, CORBA and
JAVA based applications).
Interview Developers and other subject matter experts to gather product information and
produce high quality documents for programmer end-user.
Use of a variety of writing and publishing tools to develop electronic and hardcopy of the
user guides for different programming software applications.
Persistence is the leading provider of Transactional Application Servers, accelerating the
development and deployment of high-performance distributed systems.
March – May 1999 ADP
Technical Writer – Contract Work
Technical Writing, editing, research and publishing technical documentation for a hardware/
software applications user and training guides; develop documentation standards and
Use of a variety of writing and publishing tools to develop the electronic copy of three
major project user guides for hardware and software applications.
Keep process and procedures updated by making necessary revisions to the existing
Interact with developers and work in terms with trainers.
November – December 1998 Pivotal Software Inc.
North Vancouver, BC
Technical Writer – Contract Work
Technical Writing, organize, interpret, and edit technical information for a web based
Technical writing, editing, research and publishing technical documentation for a software
application user and training guide, interview the developer, develop documentation
standards and structure:
Use of a variety of writing and publishing tools to develop the user guide electronic
Interact with developers and work in terms with trainers.
Implementing adult learning principles, and structuring the user guide technical
documentation and training program.
Documented system processes, databases and user interfaces.
Pivotal is a software applications developer with training offices and clients in US, Canada
September – October 1998 Information & Technology Training
Technical Writer - Contract Work
Developing IBM computer based training program, writing technical documentation,
overviews, interviewing subject matter experts for IBM software application:
Study developmental and experimental language program to determine operating
procedure and details
Study programmer blueprints and other data relative to operation, maintenance and service
Responsible for creating technical documentation, writing help files, working with software
developers to research content for installation/configuration/administration manual.
Information and Technology Training is a technical writing and online training company
that supplies services to large high-tech firms.
January – August 1998 TransTech Interactive
Technical Writer - Permanent position.
To develop a computer based training program, produce hardcopy and softcopy manuals for web
based software products, overviews, interview subject matter experts for high –tech applications :
Responsible for planning, organizing and writing user guides, reference manuals, application
notes, and procedures; revising technical documentation for clarity, correctness, organization
and style according to Technical Publications and ISO 9001 standards.
Responsible for creating and maintaining technical documentation, writing help files for
tools and automation solutions.
Extensive use of markup languages, SGML, HTML. Organized material and completed
writing assignment according to organizational style guide ISO 8879, stylistic markup,
structural markup and semantic markup.
Interview developers and engineering personnel, read journals, reports and other
materials to become familiar with product technology and methods.
Stylistic and structure editing.
TransTech Interactive is a technical writing company that supplies Multi–Media CD Services
to large engineering and other high-tech firms.
TransTech Interactive is an ISO 9001 – 9002 Certified Company.
Clients: BCIT, H. A. Simons Engineering, Proctor & Gamble, GVRD.
1997 Western Scanning Ltd.
Digital Mapping Computer Analyst/ Technical Writing/Trainer - Contract Work
Operated digital mapping computer program DIAP to produce photogrammetric digital
maps, creating and attaching a model file for orientation, viewing, printing and editing for
results in multimedia CD products :
Interfaces used: MicroStation PC 5.0, UNIX, X Windows, CristalEyes LCD, OpenWindows,
FVWM, Sunview, Windows (3.1, 95, and NT 4.0), MS-DOS, OS/2.
Software used: Digital Image Analytical Plotter, Lynx, Oracle Office, Scribe, Stereo
Graphics, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Acrobat Distiller, FrameMaker, Interleaf,
Netscape Communicator, Mosaic, telnet, ftp, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PageMaker,
Quark Express, Painter, Ventura Publisher.
Wrote user guide, developed training program and delivered the training.
Western Scanning Ltd. is a Technical Graphics Service Bureau, providing Geographical
Information Services to a wide range of customers.
Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forestry
August 1994 – December 1996 Risk Assessment Society
Technical Publication Writer - Permanent position.
Technical writing, research, instructional design for a variety of audiences and business groups:
Seminars and public presentations development and delivery.
Wrote, edited, designed and customized business plans, newsletters, advertising and
public relations campaigns, grant applications, resumes, civil service applications,
speeches, technical documentation, and procedure manuals.
Additional projects included researching, writing and editing conference reports,
environmental impact statements, master's theses, public policy statements, and
corporate newsletters/annual reports.
The Risk Assessment Society is a company specialized in public presentations, technical
writing, and research that supplies services to a large variety of business groups and firms.
Clients: City of Regina, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, University of Regina, Atomic Energy of
Canada, Ministry of Environment.
May – August 1994 Saskatchewan Environment
Environmental Engineer - Contract Work
Managed and updated the computer database for industrial and municipal sources and
releases of pollutants.
Developed and wrote new regulations for contaminated sites decontamination.
Wrote reports, assisted publication and prepared lectures.
Saskatchewan Environment is the agency responsible for developing, monitoring and enforcing
September 1988 – August 1991 Technical College
Technical Trainer - Permanent position
Developed course curriculum, presented standard methods and techniques in civil
engineering, wrote research papers, developed engineering training projects.
Write and edit a wide variety of courses and career communications designed to
enhance student’s abilities to advance as employees.
Write, edit, format, and customize classes plans, newsletters, newsletters, technical
documentation, and procedure manuals.
Technical College is a post-secondary institution for technical training.
August 1983 – September 1988 Ministry of Environment
Civil Engineer – Permanent Position
Permanent position. The Ministry of Environment is a government agency responsible for
monitoring and enforcing environmental regulations.
Education January 1998 TransTech Interactive Inc., Vancouver
Certificate of Achievement
Train the Trainer – Creating Training Manuals
For a sample of HTML and DHTML skills please check my home page:
September 1992 –June 1994 University of Regina, Sask.
Master of Applied Science Program in Environmental Engineering
September 1991 – August 1992 University of Regina, Sask.
English for Professionals ; Power Writing ; Computer Science
September 1977 – July 1983 University of Iasi , Romania
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
References Available upon request