Experience

Technical Editor | Southern California Edison
Contract to research and produce policies, processes and procedures for 6000-vehicle transportation services department. Applied technical knowledge and business principles to interpret and implement organizationally specific policies and procedures for P3W methodology. Researched statistics. Exercised judgment in planning, organizing and performing work to deliver assigned projects. Monitored product quality to ensure it met customer requirements. Edited work for conformance to publication standards. Used Office, Visio, SAP.

Technical Writer| Technicolor Corporation
Contract to create online tutorials and SDLC deliverables for proprietary post-production software. Developed standards and style guides. CSS, XHTML, RoboHelp. Created online courseware and curriculum. Word, Powerpoint.

Technical Writer| Guidance Software
Wrote and edited complex technical data to provide users with clear, concise information for operating large computer forensics software. Interacted with internal teams, government agencies and corporations to provide customized, branded solutions. Created online HTML knowledge base. Directed major version releases. Reviewed data prepared by other staff for content, coverage and clarity. Received outstanding positive comments from customers and reviewers. Used Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, AuthorIt.

Technical Writer| Independent Contractor
Contract work for Fidelity National Finance, Los Angeles Times, Agorae Global, Sony Entertainment, Zentropy Partners, Southern California Edison, TRW, Grumman Aerospace, JPL, Kaiser and others to manage or produce online, print and embedded documentation.

Senior Editor| IEEE Computer Society
Established and managed editorial department producing six peer-reviewed research journals. Responsible for budgeting, staffing, production and publication. Directed 15 person editorial staff. Implemented paperless publication process. Saved $150,000 in annual mail costs. Reduced production budget from five to 1.5 hours per page by establishing production, review and editing priorities to ensure deadlines were met. Eliminated two-year publication backlog. Translated LaTeX documents and complex mathematical equations into Word format.

Commissioned Officer| United States Marine Corps
Command assignments in ground and aviation elements of the Marine Corps.

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