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Contract Technical Writer Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

  • More than 10+ years in the writing and publications management field.
  • Experience in a wide array of software applications.
  • Varied experience with quality assurance scenarios, including usability testing and product design.
  • Excellent research, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a team environment or as an individual contributor.
  • Experience in a wide range of business settings, including international trade, banking, finance, publishing, chemical research, healthcare,, military and professional music.

SOFTWARE:

  • Applications
  • Editing
  • Operating Systems
  • Graphics
  • FrameMaker
  • Interleaf (UNIX)
  • PageMaker
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • AuthorIt
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ventura Publisher
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • WebWorks Publisher
  • Dreamweaver
  • RoboHelp
  • Doc - to-Help
  • Windows
  • UNIX
  • MacIntosh OS X
  • Corel Graphics
  • Lotus Freelance Plus
  • Visio
  • Freehand
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Paint Shop Pro
  • Snagit

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Contract Technical Writer, Washington, DC

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Edited online manuals for agency in AuthorIt.
  • Revised online Standard Operating Procedures manual.
  • Converted documents from Microsoft Office applications into AuthorIt documents..
  • Archived documents in SharePoint.

Computer Lab Assistant, Washington, DC

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Instructed users in basic computer skills.
  • Monitored users in computer lab to enforce rules.
  • Taught classes in Microsoft Word.
  • Wrote quarterly progress reports for review.

Contract Technical Writer, Washington, DC

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Formatted policies into HTML for inclusion into online manual in RoboHelp.
  • Indexed online manual in RoboHelp.
  • Formatted and edited documentation for migration from RoboHelp to AuthorIt.
  • Rendered customer support for users of AuthorIt.
  • Wrote courseware for teaching courses for AuthorIt users.

Freelance Writer, Washington, DC

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Edited and reviewed professional documents for grammar and formatting.
  • Wrote op - ed editorials for various publications.
  • Wrote fiction novel.
  • Translated legal documents from Hebrew to English for Confidential 

Principal Technical Writer, Washington, DC

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Wrote, organized and formatted five documents for users and technical staff in both online and printed formats for Confidential Management System for Confidential .
  • Converted applicable documentation from PDF files and Microsoft Word files into a web-based online
  • Help system using HTML and ASP coding, JavaScript, Java applets, and cascading style sheets for Confidential Management System website.
  • Created online Help documentation to instruct users how to use the website created from the above mentioned pages.

Technical Writer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Translated general, technical, and legal texts, including typing, editing, and DTP.
  • Wrote, edited and prepared technical documentation for hardware and software products such as user’s/owner’s manuals, guides, patent applications, submissions to technical journals and trade fair lectures, presentations, documentation of source code, and user reviews for quality assurance testing.
  • Designed and prepared interactive documentation for use with software products and for Web sites in FrameMaker and PageMaker.
  • Prepared transcripts of recorded lectures for publication.
  • Developed standards for documentation with customers still developing user documentation.
  • Customized templates in Microsoft Word and FrameMaker for customer use in documentation management.

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