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Project Manager/lead Technical Writer Resume

York, PA


I will use my 18 years of technical and writing experience to support your company, its mission and goals. Along with my experience, I bring leadership and training capabilities to personnel, a work ethic that is recognized and contagious to others, a sharp eye and attention to detail, and a genuine enthusiasm to innovate and produce quality work and products that best represent the company I am devoted to and its interests.


  • Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Arbortext (XML/SGML)
  • Photography and media equipment
  • Structured Adobe Framemaker
  • Project and team management skills
  • Technical writing staff trainer
  • Team environment promotion
  • Quality control editor for manuals
  • Interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Vehicle systems expert
  • Data analyst and mining proficient
  • Converting complex data to material for the target audiences
  • Content Management Systems


Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GoLive, etc.

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Knowledge and use of: Arbortext, Microsoft Visio, PageMaker, FrameMaker, CMS systems Windchill/E - room/EDE, XML/SGML, MS Project, ProComm Plus Graphic Interface Software, AutoCad/LT/WS, Pro/Engineer, Various Parts-Listing Databases, Specs S1000D


Confidential, York, PA

Project Manager/Lead Technical Writer


  • Responsible for manual content (writing/illustration), work delegation, training, workflow and process.
  • Doubled validation workflow efficiency by recognizing deficiencies and required process improvements and presenting to management.
  • Validated engineering drawings and Technical Data Package (TDP) to help Confidential engineering correct errors.
  • Assembled and published technical manuals per mil - std matrices as CDRLs for Panther MRV and Slat Armor.
  • Quality Control Expert for post validation work technical manuals. Checked work for consistency, grammatical and technical accuracy, and correct XML/SGML tagging/links.
  • Assist Confidential Provisioning and Logistics Documentation Engineers with Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC), Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) and Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA).
  • Successfully integrated C4SIR GFE documentation into Panther MMPV Maintenance Manual and RPSTL.

Confidential, Shippensburg, PA

Supervisor, Instructional Writing


  • Supervisor for a team of five employees.
  • Created process and work responsibilities matrix for department and electronic filing system in preparation for training related to content management system.
  • Trained employees to convert legacy manuals to material importable to proprietary content management system with Arbortext/Epic Editor front end.
  • Coordinated printed, CD-ROM, and internet based manual distribution to customers.

Confidential, York, PA

Senior Technical Writer


  • Created electrical schematics for several Confidential and Confidential automobiles by reading vehicle engineering drawings and recreating in service manual format using Adobe Illustrator.
  • Saved Confidential $10k in photography services for Confidential and Confidential vehicle manual wiring harness pictures by renting photography equipment and performing photography myself.
  • Lead writer that trained team of writers at Confidential India to write automotive manuals for Confidential.
  • Created templates and layouts to update Confidential Motor’s automobile owner and service manuals to world-class standards, particularly for the Confidential Indica and Indigo.
  • Developed and authored York International installation, service, operation manuals, troubleshooting, and wiring schematics for industrial chiller graphic control panels retrofitted to competitive chiller units.
  • Worked directly with SMEs on field retrofit installations, travelling directly to the customer site.
  • Created searchable and bookmarked electronic copies of manuals for distribution among service technicians and contractors.
  • Developed an operation manual for a Confidential screw compressor industrial chiller.
  • Created technical manuals and training documentation for Confidential industrial and agricultural equipment.
  • Performed technical manual work on all Confidential vehicle systems including: drivetrain, power transfer, hydraulic, electrical, and drive-by-wire vehicle systems management, and diagnostic software.
  • Work was a balanced amount of work performed between a vehicle maintenance shop environment and data collected from engineers, project managers, SMEs and engineering drawings.

Confidential, Cranberry Township, PA

Sales Professional/Website Maintenance


  • This job required my extensive knowledge of powersports equipment, parts, and specifications as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Managed internet sales and maintained Confidential ’ HTML website regularly.

Confidential, Lancaster, PA

Research and Development Technician


  • Performed research and development for a variety of heat transfer and energy conversion devices pertaining to aerospace technology.
  • Manufactured, tested, and developed processes for experimental heat transfer devices in accordance with specifications and budget guidelines.
  • Created and defined technical process required to press, sinter, and machine porous nickel alloy wicks to strict specifications through material data analysis, interpretation, and experimentation.
  • Calculated and analyzed experimental data; keeping a detailed laboratory notebook outlining procedures, extrapolating, interpreting, and mining patterns in data in order to create porous metal wicks that met porosity and capillary requirements.

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