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Technical Writer Resume: Steve Newman

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Technical Writer Resume: Steve Newman

  1. 1. Steven A. Newman – Technical Writer 5578 Whispering Oak Blvd. - Hilliard, OH 43026 Phone: (614) 529-9419 / e-mail: newm3@columbus.rr.com Pursuing a change in career direction, allowing me to make better use of writing skills I have honed over the past 25 years, in more creative endeavors. Though educated as an architect and civil engineer, I come from a diverse professional background through which runs a common thread of persuasive writing. Most recently, I have engaged in marketing and publicity work for e-commerce, making use of the full gamut of social media tools to influence public perception and foster calls to action. In contrast to many contemporaries, I have consistently kept apace with computer technology and current trends in electronic media. This combination, of ‘tech awareness’ and a long view of history, provides a unique perspective, adding value that to that which I bring to the table. Skills & Qualifications Writing / Communication • While working for ActivSkin, developed and maintained a popular blog (www.nylongene.com), attracting steady readership averaging 4,800 visitors/month, nearly 50% of whom are returning viewers. • Wrote press releases and informative articles on men’s legwear, seeking publicity in various publications (magazines, newspapers) while following up with editors and publishers. Samples of these can be found online at: http://knol.google.com/k/steven-newman/-/3kidj55q8mdoo/0?hd=ns#knols • Writer for Examiner.com (National Edition) on topics related to men’s legwear. Seven articles published as of January 2010. http://www.examiner.com/x-23141-Mens-Legwear-Examiner • As a spokesman for ActivSkin, appeared on local television programming on several occasions to describe and promote the men’s legwear trend and our product in particular. Additionally, was the subject of numerous radio talk-show interviews from Alaska to the U.K. • From 1992 to 2009, engaged in writing a large number of technical proposals for prospective engineering projects—seeking to discern how best to address client expectations. These ranged from small write-ups for Letters Of Interest, to full-scale technical proposals. Frequently, project approaches prepared by me were described as most well written of the group. • From 1992 to 2009, responsible for writing several complete environmental documents for moderate size transportation projects, as well as writing significant segments of Environmental Impact Statements on several large corridor projects. Graphics / Computer Skills • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, in addition to Microsoft Project (1992 onward) • Considerable experience with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator (CS2), as well as Acrobat. (2000 onward for PhotoShop, since 2004 for Illustrator) • Moderately experienced with HTML for website development, including Microsoft FrontPage. • Extensive experience with MicroStation XM (CADD) and GEOPAK. Also experienced in AutoCAD. (since 2001 for MicroStation, since 1992 for AutoCAD) • While working for ActivSkin, made extensive use of online social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Digg, eHow, et al) to leverage blog activity (developed on Google Blogger) and maximize exposure to the available audience. • Used Google Analytics to monitor web traffic for ActivSkin and blog, and identify trends indicative of increasing or decreasing visibility to target audience.
  2. 2. Steven A. Newman – Technical Writer Skills & Qualifications (continued) Organizational Skills • For proposals for projects on which I was in responsible charge, it was necessary to monitor progress and expenditure so as to submit within deadline and maintain acceptable budget. (1994 onward) • Establishing / tracking design project timelines and budgets using either MS Project or Primavera (1994 onward) • Database development for client contact management. (1992 onward, and especially for ActivSkin work) • Project Manager experience in identifying client needs/design criteria and meeting them within established budget and timeline. Responsible for managing workflow and ensuring reports, construction plans and other graphic documents reliably convey design intent. (1994 onward) • Office Manager experience in supervising up to 10 people. Responsible for client management, overseeing timekeeping, performance evaluations, reporting to senior management. (1999 to 2003) Employment History ActivSkin Legwear for Men (GLS Hosiery) – Director of Marketing / Publicity ........................................... 2009 Korda/Nemeth Engineering – Senior Highway Engineer..................................................................2005 - 2009 PRIME Engineering & Architecture – Senior Highway Engineer .....................................................2004 - 2005 DMJM+Harris – Office Manager.........................................................................................................2002 - 2003 Sverdrup Civil (Jacobs Engineering) – Office Manager....................................................................1999 - 2002 R.D. Zande & Associates (now Stantec) – Project Manager............................................................1993 - 1999 Burgess & Niple, Ltd. – Bridge Engineer / Project Manager.............................................................1988 - 1993 Franklin County Engineers Office – Construction Project Engineer................................................1984 – 1988 Education & Training Highlights The Ohio State University, School of Architecture ..........................................................................1978 – 1980 The Ohio State University, College of Engineering .........................................................................1980 – 1984 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Major: Structures / Minor: Construction) .........1984 Presentation Skills Workshop – Burgess & Niple, Ltd. ................................................................................ 1992 Engineer As Leader Workshop – American Consulting Engineers Council .............................................. 1994 Sales & Marketing Fundamentals – Sverdrup Project Mgr. Certification Program ................................... 1999 Proposing To Win – Jacobs Engineering ..................................................................................................... 2000 The Digital Challenge – Korda Watermark College .................................................................................... 2007 Effective Project & Business Communication – Korda Watermark College .............................................. 2008 LinkedIn Essentials – ITT Technical Institute .............................................................................................. 2009 Community Involvement Lector – St. Patrick Church (4 years) Religious Ed Instructor (5th Grade) – St. Patrick Church (6 years)

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