Ronald Thomson                                                                               Resumé                       ...
Ronald Thomson                          613-843-7771                    ron99.thomson@sympatico.caSELECTED ASSIGNMENTS1. N...
Ronald Thomson                           613-843-7771                  ron99.thomson@sympatico.ca4. FORTINET CANADA INC.  ...
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Ron Thomson Resume June2011

  1. 1. Ronald Thomson Resumé ron99.thomson@sympatico.ca : 613-843-7771PROFILE  Technically oriented individual with excellent research and analytical skills; able to communicate complex concepts to a variety of audiences  Valid Secret Security Clearance (Expires: 2019/08/24)  Language: English – written and verbal  Experienced in structured and unstructured FrameMaker  Worked on migrating the e-AIP into the FrameAPS template  Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Photoshop  Expert in Microsoft Word – styles, formatting, templates and publishing  Technical Writing Certificate  Experienced in document management, development, formatting and proofreading  Team player, customer oriented with experience in government offices and assisting the public  Experience maintaining project cycle activities, monitoring project status, compiling, filing and distributing documentation and regulatory information  Collaborated with colleague in planning, writing and testing sections of a user manual for new Algonquin students  Produced a user manual and prepared a tutorial for school projects  Produced and presented PowerPoint presentations of proposal and research papers  Developed web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver and RoboHelpHTML programs  Performed technical editing of engineering student reportsCAREER HISTORY Feb 2011 – present Iogen Corporation, Ottawa Document Specialist Oct 2010 – Jan 2011 Canada Revenue Agency Nov 2009 – Jan 2010 Documentation Technician Feb – Apr 2010 Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada Document Developer March – Nov 2008 NAV CANADA Desktop Publisher April – May 2007 Fortinet Canada Inc. Technical Writer Dec 2005 – Jan 2006 Elections Canada Remuneration Agent 1996 – 2005 Intermap Technologies Inc. Senior 3D Radar Data Editor and Quality Control Technician 1981 – 1995 IMc Photographic Services Ltd (Formerly McElhanney Mapping Ltd.) Photo Lab Technician Page 1 of 3
  2. 2. Ronald Thomson 613-843-7771 ron99.thomson@sympatico.caSELECTED ASSIGNMENTS1. NAV CANADA Role: Desktop Publisher Project: Convert the Canadian Aviation Information Package (AIP) documentation from MS Word to the FrameAPS structured FrameMaker template and HTML Tasks Performed:  Migrated MS Word documents to FrameAPS template in structured FrameMaker  Inserted graphics and tables into the e-AIP  Developed styles with team members  Prepared internal user guide of tools, setting and processes NAV CANADA Training  Structured FrameMaker 7.1 Authoring and Advanced modules  Frame APS Administrator and Editorial modules Technical Environment: Adobe FrameMaker, FrameAPS, Windows XP, MS Word, Illustrator2. IOGEN CORPORATION Role: Document Control Specialist Scope: Ensure changes to physical assets follow a controlled change management cycle and control documentation. Tasks Performed:  Monitor internal project cycle and adhere to document management system  Update and maintain database of equipment files  Maintain various project and equipment spreadsheets, indexes and files in paper and electronic formats  Assist in SharePoint implementation; create libraries, lists, edit site pages  Filing of project, regulatory documentation and Engineering standards Technical Environment: Windows 7, MS Word & Excel 2010, SharePoint 20103. FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL TRADE CANADA Role: Document Developer Project: Devise styles and format for new layout of The Guide to Canada’s Export Controls Tasks Performed:  Produced MS Word template and styles with multiple indenture numbering system  Developed style guide with engineering team member input  Applied template and style guide to variety of documents; English and French  Combined files into book form managing headers, footers, sections, and page numbering  Updated and edited documents using numerical reference system Technical Environment: Windows XP, MS Word Page 2 of 3
  3. 3. Ronald Thomson 613-843-7771 ron99.thomson@sympatico.ca4. FORTINET CANADA INC. Role: Technical Writer Project: Research and write new user guide for network security products Tasks Performed:  Hands-on evaluation of product to create examples and instructions for sections of new user guide to reduce calls to customer service  Produced descriptions of features and menu items to assist new users in understanding concepts and product capabilities  Researched terminology, processes, and concepts in legacy documents and Internet searches Technical Environment: Adobe FrameMaker, Windows XP, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel5. CANADA REVENUE AGENCY Role: Documentation Technician Project: Update tax preparation manuals Tasks Performed:  Reviewed and analyzed English and French tax manuals to isolate inconsistencies  Proofread, compared and edited manuals for style, formatting, punctuation and content  Formatted in MS Word multiple level numerical indented documents using a modified Dewey Decimal System  Prepared restricted disclosure versions by masking relevant sections  Updated in-house hard copy manual library and online directory structure  Applied the CRA style guide Technical Environment: Windows XP, MS WordEDUCATION Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario 2006-2007 Technical Writer Certificate 1979-1981 Cartographic Technician DiplomaADDITIONAL TRAINING 2010 Financial Accounting 1 - Algonquin College Journal and Ledger entries; adjusting and closing entries; Financial statements: Income, Owners Equity and Balance Sheets; Merchandising: sales and purchases; discounts and allowances; cost of goods sold; transportation; Inventory valuation and tracking. 2008 NAV CANADA - FrameAPS and FrameMaker Training 1996 Praxis Training Institute, Ottawa, Ontario Computer Networking Technologies ProgramReferences and portfolio available on request Page 3 of 3

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