Hello! You would be pleased with my work as a technical writer, especially in the proprietary software arena; you see, I have many years' experience with writing software user guides, quick-start guides, marketing materials, and so forth. I'm especially looking for an opportunity that would allow me to return to Colorado after a 20-year sojourn in Texas. Thanks so much!!!
Technical Writing and Related Experience
• Eighteen years’ experience in proprietary software-application technical writing and (to a lesser extent) instructional design, using Adobe FrameMaker* and Microsoft Word to create documentation and training presentations for distribution in online, electronic, and hardcopy formats. Other software used includes Microsoft Visio and Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, RoboHelp, and TurboXML. Familiar with XML and Java.
• Eight years’ experience in marketing communications, including coordinating events; producing copy for advertisements, press releases, flyers and brochures; preparing trade-show posters and other display materials; creating newsletters; preparing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations; photography; overseeing of video shoots; use of SWiSHmax Flash creation tool; and creating web content. Web-related experience includes creating a web-based store using a WYSIWYG proprietary interface; being a mentee to the webmaster of the Society for Technical Communication–Houston; using Ektron content management software to maintain a website.
• Nine years’ experience in desktop publishing using Adobe PageMaker; Quark Xpress; Microsoft Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint; Adobe PhotoShop; and CorelDraw.
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