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Shure, Inc. <ul><li>Senior Technical writer: Dec. 2004 -Present </li></ul><ul><li>Production and maintenance of User Guides and Online help systems for software products in the professional audio market. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilized Adobe Creative Suite for all graphic manipulation and page layouts, XML tagging and content development. </li></ul><ul><li>Created and managed the “TechPubs” department website inside the company intranet architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Key contributor for team building, future planning, cost containment and creative direction. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead ISO compliance in the department, documenting work instructions and devising new value-add procedures. </li></ul>Click the graphic to call up the DCP1248 Online Help Click above for guided DCP demo http://www.shure.com Space bar or mouse click to advance. Click for Key Accomplishment: DCP1248 Signal Processor Quick Start Guide; multi-fold 4-color (pdf) VP88 Microphone User Guide Click for sample User Guides: DCP1248 Software User Guide
MPC, Inc. <ul><li>Senior Technical Writer June-Dec. 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically hired to document procedures of assembly and analysis reporting of testing and quality control for Engine Cowling Lift Mechanism in the Airbus A-380 </li></ul><ul><li>Utilized Visio object-oriented database to demonstrate to the company how a parts/identity management system can be used. </li></ul><ul><li>Performed as leader in Microsoft SharePoint evaluation and participated in Agile Content Management System. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of product configuration/shipping records. </li></ul><ul><li>Interface with engineering and quality assurance groups as well as direct involvement with Airbus (EU) members. </li></ul>Airbus A-380 Engine used in A-380 Space bar or mouse click to advance. http://www.mpc.com Recommendation letter from Sal Monforti (.pdf)
Motorola, Inc. <ul><li>Senior Technical writer: 1997 – June 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Writers in the World Wide Learning Services documentation team, involved in XML production, are classified as “Content Developers.” </li></ul><ul><li>CD’s are responsible for interfacing with product development engineering, customer response teams, and testing and staging organizations for the creation of installation and user manuals, customer training materials and Robohelp on-line help. </li></ul><ul><li>Software and hardware installation, configuration and troubleshooting manuals I created were utilized by such customers as government: CIA, FBI, NSA and Armed forces, as well as Nextel and private companies. </li></ul>Space bar or mouse click to advance. Recommendation letter from Vicki Ali (.pdf)
Motorola, Inc. <ul><li>During the information research phase, writers meet with a variety of individuals throughout the organization to ensure accuracy in knowledge and understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, content developers are working with a variety of projects and media sources to obtain information and required graphics; in some cases this involves the staging of products for photographs. </li></ul>Space bar or mouse click to advance.
Ameritech, Inc. <ul><li>Graphic Production and Technical Writer: 1994-1997. </li></ul><ul><li>As well as producing graphics and documentation for equipment installation documents, a large amount of time is devoted to in-house Corporate presentations and corporate functions. </li></ul><ul><li>The document shown is an example of a business group utilizing the in-house services to produce a corporate booklet. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing the lead person from a business group to provide content was a primary function of being in the technical writing team. </li></ul><ul><li>Selected exclusively to manage the FaxBack system of documentation for field installation personnel. </li></ul>Space bar or mouse click to advance.
<ul><li>Based on discussions with management and operations managers, and the existing concept of concentric circles with a core, I modified the image shown here. This was highly effective for communicating already known concepts to an established audience, in a more thought provoking manner than previously attempted by other graphic artists. </li></ul>Ameritech, Inc. Space bar or mouse click to advance.
<ul><li>Wall mural concept for promoting the department’s abilities for an internal product fair. </li></ul>Ameritech, Inc. Space bar or mouse click to advance.
<ul><li>Example of effective color use and arrangement to display database information in a highly effective manner. </li></ul>Ameritech, Inc.
K-Flex Systems <ul><li>Media Director 1984-87 and 1991-93. </li></ul><ul><li>Produced scheduled and spontaneous documents in various formats for architects and administrators who specify K-Flex conveyors in existing and new buildings, ranging from VA Hospitals to Airline Flight Kitchens. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for all marketing, photography, video editing and production, establishing relationships with advertising and print agencies and magazines, design and implement tradeshow booth and perform as company representative to corporate and government officials. </li></ul><ul><li>As Media Director, marketing abilities and public relations were important on an international and multicultural level. </li></ul>Key Accomplishment: In 1991, assembled video footage and auditioned talent for K-Flex video, available at the end of this slide show.
<ul><li>Having rejoined the firm in 1991 after several newspaper jobs in Illinois and Arizona, the first thing I proposed for the company was a brochure that was also a board game… </li></ul>K-Flex Systems The game was essentially some “goofy” fun to engage hospital, airline foodservice planners and architects. This interactivity put the K-Flex technology in the mind of the customer when planning their food service or materials handling conveyor concepts.
<ul><li>I set into motion this major advertising campaign not long after the game brochure, and integrated ideas into my design for the company’s tradeshow booth. This advertisement was featured as a double-page spread in the front inside cover of Chef magazine for 6 issues. The resulting exposure resulted in over 20m sales that year. </li></ul>
“ Doc” Morgan, Inc. <ul><li>Production Department, 1989-1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Located in St. Charles, Illinois, Doc Morgan Inc. produced plaques and awards for a variety of clients. </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest contribution I made for the firm was designing and writing the content, as well as assistance in staging the photographs, for this multi-page Realtor brochure, and a similar product catalog for YMCA awards. </li></ul>
Managed and Designed Websites <ul><li>ICG, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic India Rubber Co. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant: K-Flex International </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine Image Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>HMGS Great Lakes (Mich.) </li></ul><ul><li>Various Yahoo discussion groups as moderator and contributor: RoboHelp HMGS GMSN </li></ul>
<ul><li>Software and Skill sets: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Writing from concept to finished installation, operation, troubleshooting and user guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Content Development. </li></ul><ul><li>XML editor software. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design, Media Specialist, Logo Design, Website design and operation, E-Commerce. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Production, editing and storyboards, audio and music creation and manipulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Press operations and film separation. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows and Macintosh: MS Office, RoboHelp, Adobe Acrobat, Canvas, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, PageMaker, FrontPage, Premier, video editing software, research and development, advertising and marketing, schematics and elevations. </li></ul><ul><li>Database administration. </li></ul>
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