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Technical Writer Resume Profile

VA

Objective

Writer with ten years of professional experience seeking a position as a documentation specialist. Desired role would involve the research and development of written content by interviewing SMEs and end users, editing and updating existing content, and applying engineering graphics to documents as needed. Preference is for a position with a writing team that focuses on user and equipment manuals, process procedures, and articles.

Skills Abilities

Strong writing, editing, interview and research skills, ability to multi-task, work independently or as part of a team, and learn about products, methods, and software quickly. Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, SnagIt, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, and basic HTML.

Experience

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Short-Term Contract

Providing documentation support, including updating brochures and editing web page content.

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Provided documentation support, including preparing and editing technical documentation and reports.

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Provided documentation support, including creating and updating brochures, press releases, white papers, and product reports.

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Provided documentation support for the operations team, including writing, editing, and updating technical procedures. Worked on a daily basis with aerospace engineers, operators, quality assurance, and program managers. Specific duties included applying procedural changes for ESL improvements and customer requirements, and the creation of new procedures and content to ensure user clarity and conformance to workmanship standards. Helped maintain a documentation archive and managed documents through their life cycle, including new document review and approval, revisions, merging of procedures, and the archiving of inactive or obsolete procedures. Also created, edited and applied written content and graphics for safety flyers and regularly took process photographs for training procedures.

Reporter-Researcher - Confidential

Provided weekly coverage on various educational issues, including school violence, health, technology, and education related legislation CO and NV , for the company's primary publication Education Week. Notable feature stories include Columbine High: Five Years Later and Lifelong Battle covers childhood depression . Also served as the listing editor for the newspaper's annual Calendar of Events.

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