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Sr temp/consulting tech writer Resume

Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 48335
Desired Job Location: Irvine, California Date Posted: 2/19/2011
Type of Position: Contractor Availability Date: available
Desired Wage: $45
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: No

Sr temp/consulting tech writer for Irvine, Orange County, and Long Beach, CA (in tel. area codes 949, 714, or 562, or in zip codes 90803-92672,
or work through phone and e-mail for quickest document turn-around)

Writing and editing the range of high-tech documentation, from medical
devices to aerospace, from risk management and QA to testing and diagnostics

NanoIVD, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, 2009 – 2010.
Edited proposal, marketing communications, and technical documentation for cancer and other health screening, diagnostics, treatment-targeting, therapy-effectiveness-monitoring, and point-of-care tests (POCT). Worked remotely, as consultant, in MS Word, through phone and e-mail.

WRITING ASSIST, Plymouth, MN, 8/2009.
Wrote white paper, Qualifying in Europe for Personnel and Equipment in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres, on qualifying for CE Mark, CompEx, AtEx, and IECEx. Worked remotely, in MS Word, through phone and e-mail.

AUBREY GROUP, Irvine, CA, 8/2009.
Edited proposal for developing a hardware-feasibility model for an Automated Cell Isolation System (ACIS), to extract endothelial stem cells from adipose tissue. Worked remotely, as consultant, in MS Word, through phone and e-mail.

XCORPOREAL CORP., Irvine, CA, 05/2008 – 10/2008, via ConsultNet agency, Irvine, CA.
Wrote and edited the following documents for portable artificial kidneys (hemodialysis devices), according to FDA regulations, SOx, and ISO standards:

* Quality Manual

* Quality Assurance Standard Operating Procedures (QA SOPs)
- Drawing Control
- Quality Records Retention
- Material Control
- First Article Inspection
- Non-conformance
- Supplier Approval
- Purchasing
- Shipping and Receiving
- Returned Goods
- Internal Audit
- Preventive Maintenance
- Supplier Audit

* Specifications
- Market Requirements Specification
- Product Specifications

* Publication: The Xcorporeal Sorbent Cartridge for Dialysate Regeneration in Kidney Dialysis

* Protocol for Hemolysis Testing of Pump Mechanisms

CAMERON HEALTH, INC., San Clemente, CA 3/07–8/07, via Yoh Engineering Technology Talent.
Wrote and edited the following documentation about cardiac monitors, pacemakers, and defibrillators:

* QA Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions (WI):
- Risk Management
- Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
- Complaint Handling
- Software Risk Assessment
- Quality Policy Manual
- How to Prepare a Risk Analysis
- Quality Planning
- Quality Management Review

* Good Laboratory Procedure (GLP) Animal Study Protocol

* Spreadsheet for Tracking Requirements, Tests, and Compliance for Implantable Cardiac Device (ICD) Pulse Generator

* Programmer Software Requirements Specification

QLOGIC CORP., Aliso Viejo, CA, 10/06–2/07, via First Option agency.
Using Word and FrameMaker, I wrote and edited white papers, readme files, release notes, style guide, and Tech Pubs procedures about world-leading fibre channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBA) that power Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions.

BOEING AIRCRAFT CORP., Long Beach, CA, C-17 Cargo Plane, Software Engineering Environment (SEE) group, 9/04–4/06, via Triad WorkTek International agency. Wrote and edited Air Force software-test documentation to government and industry standards.

* Developed the procedures for writing and editing Software Engineering Environment documents.
* Edited and reviewed the following document types:
- Software test plans (STP and CPTPL)
- Procedures (CPTPR)
- Software test reports (STR)
- Software test descriptions (STD)
* Organized and conducted effective Peer Review meetings with government representatives.

* Achieved acceptance of all documents with all team members: engineers, technicians, and customers:
- Air Force System Program Office (SPO)
- Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

ALCON LABORATORIES ophthalmic surgical devices, Irvine, CA, 3/04-9/04, via temp. agency.
Wrote and edited 400 pages of R&D documentation for technical end users and system administrators.

* Instrumental in Alcon’s maintenance of ISO certification for ophthalmic surgical devices, such as:
- Risk-Management Report for EyeLite® Laser System, used to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
- EyeLite® Laser Hazards and Harms.
- Protocol for EyeLite® Laser Clinical Literature Survey (CLS).

* Wrote in compliance with the following standards, rules, and regulations:
- EN ISO 14791: 2000 (Application of Risk Management to Medical Devices).
- ISO 15752: 2000 (Ophthalmic Instruments - Endoilluminators - Fundamental requirements and test methods for optical radiation safety).
- IEC 60601-1: (Medical electrical equipment, Part 1: General requirements for safety).

* Edited articles, such as “Thermal Study of Bare Ultrasound Tips with Various Incision Sizes,” for publication in Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

MARVIN TEST SYSTEMS/GEOTEST, Irvine, CA, 1/04-2/04. Wrote, and edited technical process scripts, including user guides, technical specifications, and user policies. Wrote, edited, illustrated, photographed, and formatted 400-page technical, maintenance, installation, and operation manual for Raytheon missile test station using MS Word, PhotoShop, and Draw.

ARGO-TECH CRYOGENICS PRODUCTS DIVISION, J.C. CARTER PUMPS, Costa Mesa, CA, 4/03-10/03, via Manpower Professional temp. agency.

* Wrote, edited, illustrated, proofread, and took digital photos for proposals, product descriptions, procedures, manuals, and journal articles about pumps for liquefied gasses.

* Edited and proofread successful proposals to Halliburton-KBR (Kellogg, Brown & Root), Bechtel, Samsung, Korea Gas, and Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I).

Stanton, Cypress, and Fountain Valley, CA, 10/99-3/03, via Escoe-Bliss temp. agency.

* Saved Corning and Samsung $100K by researching the reason for epoxy breakdown.

* Wrote, edited, and illustrated over 200 optics and fiberoptics assembly, configuration, installation, and support procedures and specifications, patent applications, and presentations.

MEADE INSTRUMENTS, Irvine, CA, 5/99-10/99, via temp agency. Designing, producing, and marketing telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, and accessories.

* Wrote and edited installation and user guides (hardware and software), brochures, sales tags, packaging, and catalogs for telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, and accessories.

* Reported to VP Marketing, with responsibility for editing and approving writing, editing, and printing of all technical and marketing publications.

* Edited and proofread Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Portuguese in addition to English.

PAIRGAIN TECHNOLOGIES, Tustin, CA, 3/99-5/99, via temp agency.
Edited, updated, formatted, and proofread hardware and software installation procedures and configuration, maintenance, and user guides for copper optical phone-line telecommunications.

PRINTRAK INTERNATIONAL, Orange, CA, 2/99-3/99, via temp agency.
Edited and formatted engineering plans and configuration, installation, maintenance, and hardware and software user guides for automated fingerprint storage and identification (image-processing).

BAXTER/EDWARDS HEALTHCARE, Cardio-Vascular Systems, Irvine, CA, 12/98-2/99, via temp agency. In Information Mapping format, wrote procedures for Engineering Change Order (ECO).

TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (TAIS), Irvine, CA, 11/98-12/98, via temp agency.
Updated configuration and user guides for notebook computers using Word and FrameMaker.

PARAGON POWER, Anaheim, CA, 9/98-10/98, via temp agency. Edited and formatted maintenance manuals for U.S. Navy shipboard power supplies.

THERMCO/SILICON VALLEY GROUP (SVG), Orange, CA, 1/98-7/98. Wrote and edited configuration, installation, and operator’s manuals, hardware and software, for robotic furnaces/chemical reactors for semiconductor wafer production (the company later became ASML and Aviza Furnace).

ODETICS/AUTOMATED TAPE LIBRARIES (ATL), Anaheim (later Irvine), CA, 7/97-12/97, rapid robotic retrieval of data from mass storage. In Word and FrameMaker, edited, updated, and formatted system-development guides, configuration guides, installation guides, process-flow guides, hardware and software guides, and maintenance guides.

ALLERGAN OPTICAL, Irvine, CA, 6/93-6/97. Wrote and edited R&D and marketing documentation for contact-lens-care products and eye medicines.

* Reduced document-production times by 20% and calls to Customer Support by 25%.

* Initiated, edited, and formatted a timely and convincing market-support report, retaining a multimillion-dollar account (Wal-Mart).

* Built successful documentation teams with Microbiology, Regulatory, Marketing, R&D, Support, QA, IT, and Project Management departments.

* Helped achieve ISO certification for Europe (CE mark).

* Worked with Good Lab Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Global Harmonization.

AST COMPUTER, Irvine, CA, 11/92-4/93. Compiled 250-page technical manual for network engineers.

EMULEX COMPUTER, computer components, systems, and software, Costa Mesa, CA, 4/87-11/92.

* Edited and formatted 200 configuration, installation, user, maintenance, and marketing manuals for document data-backup subsystems and market-support documents for modems.

* Reduced document-production times 15% and customer-service calls by 20%.

* PhD, 1975, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Literature, linguistics, and area studies.
Additional graduate work in economics, sociology, and politics for certificate in area studies; National Graduate Honor Society, National Defense Fellowships, research and teaching assistantships.

* MA, 1965, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Literature and linguistics.
New York State College Teacher’s Fellowship, National Defense Fellowships, Research assistantships.

* BA, 1963, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Linguistics and science.
Dean's Honor List. Cornell University Scholarship. N.Y. State Regents Math, Science, and Engineering Scholarship. N.Y. State Regents College Scholarship. Acacia Fraternity scholarship.


* Computer hardware and software, Haifa University, Israel

* Technical writing and editing, MIT and Elbit Computer

* Plain (simple) English for technical writing, University of Wales, Great Britain

* Writing to regulatory requirements, such as Compendium of Federal Regulations (CFR), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx), and international standards, at Xcorporeal, Cameron Health, Boeing, Allergan, and Alcon

* Technical and medical writing and editing, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), including the following courses:
- Basic Grammar and Usage for Biomedical Communicators
- Punctuation for Clarity and Style
- Sentence Structure and Patterns
- Statistics for Medical Writers and Editors
- Ethical Standards in Medical Publication
- Journal Submissions
- Organizing the Medical Paper
- Proofreading
- Writing and Editing Package Inserts
- Advanced Data Presentation: Tables, Graphs, and Charts
- Computer Searching the Medical Literature


* American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) certificates in technical and medical writing and editing

* Society for Technical Communication (STC), 1987–2007. Orange County chapter Vice President and Membership chair, 2001-2002. Nominating Committee, 2003-2004.

* American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), 1993–1998. Pacific Southwest regional representative to the international organization, 1994–1998.

* Discussion Groups on the Professional Site LinkedIn:
- Quality & Regulatory Network
- Medical Devices Group
- Medical Devices Guru
- Environment, Health, Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) Group
- Cornell University Alumni Network
- Indiana University Alumni Network
- Alumni of Thermco/Silicon Valley Group (SVG)/ASML/Aviza Furnace


* Coordinating with engineers, programmers, developers, project managers, and end users

* Defining procedures and establishing documentation needs

* Managing projects and prioritizing and executing tasks in a fast environment

* Designing, researching, writing, and editing text, tables, and graphics

* Creating user-friendly drawings, and photos

* Editing for compliance, logic, flow, clarity, simplicity, standardization, uniformity, terminology, readability, usability, format, spelling, grammar, and style

* Maintaining currency, accuracy, and control of revisions

* Regularly reporting project status to management


* 300 drawings and photographs

* 250 user guides and procedures, user manuals, programmer’s guides, technical reference manuals

* 200 military-technical documents, written to various MIL-STDs

* 200 marketing documents

* 120 test documents

* 90 hardware descriptions, hardware reference guides

* 90 software descriptions, software development guides,

* 90 Quality Assurance (QA) documents per worldwide agencies and standards

* 70 reports, data sheets, product briefs, application notes, errata sheets, summaries

* 50 white papers

* 30 publications (journal articles)
* 35 installation guides and maintenance manuals

* 15 technical information manuals


* Windows; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Draw, through Word 2007)

* Drawing and photography; Visio; Adobe Acrobat, FrameMaker; Quark Express

* Agile, ClearCase, and DOORS document and revision control programs; Peer Review Tool

Additional Information:

* Award-winning fast-starting temp engineering writer and medical-device writer

* 30 years of successful copywriting and technical editing

* Reducing document turn-around time

* Self starter able to work with minimal supervision

* Able to learn complex technical information quickly and present it clearly and simply

* Detail-oriented, organized, and analytical

* Handling multiple concurrent assignments on schedule

* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

* Diplomatic, dependable, and motivated, encouraging teamwork

* Interpersonal skills to work productively with project teams (Engineering, R&D, QA, Project Mgt, Marketing, Micro Clinical, Regulatory, and Legal)

* Copywriter with excellent technical English and simple English, including English for foreigners

* Translator, proofreader, and manager of translation into and from Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, British English, and English for non-native speakers (simple English)

* Security-cleared military and government work (U.S. citizen)

* Excellent references.
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* Coordinating with engineers, programmers, developers, project managers, and end users

* Defining procedures and establishing documentation needs

* Managing projects and prioritizing and executing tasks in a fast environment

* Designing, researching, writing, and editing text, tables, and graphics

* Creating user-friendly drawings, and photos

* Editing for compliance, logic, flow, clarity, simplicity, standardization, uniformity, terminology, readability, usability, format, spelling, grammar, and style

* Maintaining currency, accuracy, and control of revisions

* Regularly reporting project status to management

Available upon request.

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