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Technical Writer Resume


Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming SpiderID: 71218
Desired Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia Date Posted: 1/11/2014
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 2/2/2014
Desired Wage: $45,000.00
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:

Highly motivated and skilled writer/editor seeks career advancement within a dynamic organization that seeks to increase productivity, meet time sensitive deadlines, and write documentation to perfection.


Experience:
SHANNON MARIE DICKINSON

5812 Accomac Street ▪ Springfield, VA ▪ shannon41511@gmail.com ▪ 703-451-1147

Highly motivated and skilled writer/editor seeks career advancement within a dynamic organization that seeks to increase productivity, meet time sensitive deadlines, and write documentation to perfection.
CAREER PATH



2/2012-Present

Odesk.com

Writer/Editor
X Write SEO articles for search engine optimization.
X Write technical manuals and edit technical documentation.
X Write press releases and promotional material.
X Edit articles and books.
X Research in-depth topics and write articles on those topics.
X Write and maintain marketing material.
X Write web content, blogs, and digital communications.
X Edit and write health-related articles and other content.
X Write articles on social issues and governance.
X Implement basic SEM and SMM techniques for B2B organizations.
X Generate leads by creating SEO optimized content.
X Write ebooks.
X Write topic specific web content with html coding and assist in publishing initiatives.
X Create and update Wordpress blogs and websites using SEO best practices for search engine optimization.
X Write content for infographics.
X Use SharePoint.


Lorton Patch (Patch.com) 10/2010 V 2/2011

Freelance Writer/Reporter
X Wrote and researched news articles for businesses in the Lorton area.
X Conducted in person and phone interviews to collect information for inclusion in news articles.
X Coordinated with the editor-in-chief and managing editor to ensure the proper publication of news articles.
X Attended local social events and group meetings to collect information for news articles, resulting in effective communication.


Guru.com 1/2009 V 12/2013

Freelance Writer/Editor
X Wrote articles on a variety of niche-specific topics for both domestic and international clients.
X Wrote childrens books for prestigious universities.
X Wrote promotional content for marketing agencies, resulting in increased business success.
X Wrote articles on financial topics.
X Edited ebooks and novels.
X Wrote ebooks on health-related topics.



Elance.com 1/2009 V 2/2012

Freelance Writer/Editor
X Wrote and researched articles on a variety of topics including health, social issues and trends in society.
X Wrote press releases for both domestic and international organizations.
X Wrote and researched articles for SEO optimization, resulting in increased sales for clients.
X Wrote real content on issues related to real estate.
X Wrote and edited resumes.


The Louis Berger Group 5/2008 V 8/2008

Technical Writer/Editor
X Edited, restructured, and rewrote technical proposals for international engineering projects.
X Analyzed companys style manual and proposed changes for style and composition.
X Played a critical role in editing diverse media, including new hire bios, letters, and proposals.
X Collaborated with proposal team to increase the accuracy of outgoing proposals.
X Utilized company style manual to tailor documents to match style guidelines.
X Worked with Statement of Experience (SOE) database to track and record status of proposal write-ups.
X Adhered to reference guides and style guidelines in proposal creation.


Computer Sciences CorporationXWashington, DC 2/2007 V 2/2008

Technical Writer/Editor
X Edited and rewrote highly technical documents relating to computer programs, which were utilized by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
X Wrote manuals and documents related to orientation procedures, case tracking programs and project accomplishments.
X Interviewed managers and configuration specialists to obtain information about programs.
X Wrote speeches related to DOJ case tracking systems and policies for delivery by the district manager.
X Collaborated daily with quality assurance and technical staff to obtain information for inclusion in documents.
X Played a critical role in editorial production of project newsletter through the writing and research of project accomplishments.
X Worked with testing team for system maintenance through the documentation and tracking of cases within Siebel and SharePoint.
X Wrote technical articles relating to individual team accomplishments within project.
X Formatted and edited training manuals, user documentation and test plans.
X Ensured the proper grammar, punctuation and flow of technical documents through technical editing and writing.
X Edited and rewrote of end user documentation, resulting in the effective and timely completion of deliverables.


International Report: Early Warning V Baltimore, MD 9/2003 V 10/2003

Assistant Editor
X Supported both the managing editor and editor-chief, including other office staff, in the writing of staff and in-house articles on international politics, homeland security and international political agendas.
X Edited and proofread contributors articles, as well as the entire newsletter to ensure the editorial and grammatical accuracy of article content.
X Through the use of academic search engines and the internet, gathered, disseminated, and prepared original articles through attribution and a straight-forward reporting style.
X Executed duties as primary information gatherer, news correspondent and general office contact.
X Assisted with page layout, writing articles on international politics, and editing contributors articles for factual accuracy.
X Proofread the entire newsletter prior to publication.
X Worked as both a team member and as an individual in a dynamic editorial environment to learn new skills quickly and facilitate the production of staff articles.



Times-Herald Newspaper V Kingsville, MD 5/2001 V 2/2003

Undergraduate News Reporter
X Researched, analyzed, and prepared news articles on a variety of local issues and events, including but not limited to, breaking news articles, business renovations, current political and health issues, and local organizations.
X Collaborated with editor and local business owners in an effort to produce highly accurate and detailed articles through the utilization of in-person and over the phone interviews.
X Researched and attended countless local seminars and conducted on-the-spot interviews for the production of news articles and news briefs.
X Prepared an archive of all published articles between the years of 1997 and 2002.
X Utilized and adhered to guidelines for print journalism as specified in the Associated Press Stylebook.
X Interacted and corresponded with public officials and city leaders to obtain vital information for inclusion in breaking news stories.
X Wrote and edited multiple articles each week and took photographs that capture the impact of local news happenings.
X Technically skilled in the creation of news, feature, and scholarly writings through the utilization of in-depth research techniques, including interviewing, factual documentation, and attribution of sources.


SUITE101.COM V British Columbia, CA/Baltimore, MD 5/2000 V 1/2002

Contributing Editor
X Researched and wrote highly technical health and news articles for publication, updated and maintained an online discussion forum, edited articles for editorial accuracy, and maintained a list of links related to health and physical well-being.
X Performed preliminary and final edits before publication through interviews, research of electronic sources, and the dissemination of both print and electronic documents.
X Interviewed local health experts, as well as citing influential health organizations, for inclusion of technical articles.
X Worked with online forms and FTP programs to upload and publish articles on the Internet.
X Provided one-on-one personal and email support to individuals suffering from the effects of various neurological disorders.


EDUCATION

TOWSON UNIVERSITY V Towson, MD 08/2001 V 12/2003

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication/Journalism

ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE V Baltimore, MD 08/1998 - 05/2001

Associate of Arts in General Studies



Education:
Bachelor of Science in Mass communication/journalism from Towson University

Towson, MD

Associate of Arts in General Studies from Essex Community College

Baltimore, MD


Skills:
I have a large skill set, which includes such skills as technical writing and editing, seo optimization, marketing and promotions, newsletter writing, newswriting, translation, Microsoft Office and content management systems. In addition to these, I am skilled in writing for social media, blogs and websites. I also possess press release writing skills and have written optimized press releases for increased exposure in search engine results.


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