telecommuter, writer, editor, technical writer Resume
|Desired Industry: Employment Wanted
|Desired Job Location: Kinnelon, New Jersey
||Date Posted: 3/1/2015
|Type of Position: Other
||Availability Date: 3/1/15
|Desired Wage: 70.000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Find a telecommuting position in which I would take advantage of over 29 years of publications, writing, editing, technical writing, and assorted clerical duties, such as proofreading and data entry and research.
5 Greenwood Trail
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Laurie A. Ramirez
2009 – 2011 Nucomm/Vitec, Hackettstown, NJ
Technical Writer/Documentation Manager
Wrote documentation for worldwide leading manufacturer of transmitters and receivers used in radio and television broadcasting, and technology based government communication industries and proofread all materials prior to draft release.
Learned and trained on hardware and front-end user software by testing and researching equipment, sitting in on demonstrations and meetings, and interviewing engineers and all other subject matter experts for the purpose of writing internal and external documentation.
Organized draft sign-off meetings to include representatives from all stages of product development, where ideas and edits for draft releases, manuals, and publications were discussed prior to final publication. The method allowed a timely and efficient draft cycle, and assured attendees and technical writers that the publication was correct and up to date.
Corresponded with radio and television broadcasting customers and camera professionals in need of procedural and settings guidance, and assisted them remotely with operational questions during highly sensitive timelines including but not limited to sporting events, war zone operations, underwater camera shoots, and event broadcasting.
Correlated the right documentation, revisions and any needed publications necessary to accompany product software and hardware in time for shipping.
Designed templates for in house and end user documentation and communications so that all publications (as well as older documentation) would be consistent in style and readability.
Maintained hardcopy and electronic library of all original documentation within the facility including PDFs, Word and graphics files; Assembled manuals and product revision documents.
Interviewed all levels of corporate employees, from assembly technicians to test engineers, hardware, software and electrical engineers, human resource representatives, product manufacturers, shipping and receiving professionals and other SMEs.
1999 – 2008 Pharmaceuticals, Banking, Electronics, Telecommunications NY/NJ Metro
Documentation Consultant and Freelance Writer and Editor
Wrote, edited and managed the production of user guides, troubleshooting manuals, company-wide emails, business and corporate information, internal and external communications, freelance articles, bylines, editorials, product descriptions, and quick reference guides.
Published functional requirements, white papers, manuals, and descriptions within the pharmaceutical, medical, banking, retail, electronics and telecommunications industries and articles for several daily, weekly, and nationally published monthly news and trade publications on an array of topics within a variety of industries.
Interviewed all levels of corporate personnel, trade professionals and subject matter experts for project delivery and to research and learn topics thoroughly.
Coordinated offsite and onsite documentation with SMEs to reach all goals and deadlines.
1993 – 1998 United Parcel Service Mahwah, NJ
Managed team of six technical writers and tracked and delegated projects and project deadlines.
Wrote and edited user guides, online help systems, corporate newsletter, and troubleshooting manuals and supported efforts with administrative tasks when needed.
Interviewed programmers, project managers, vendors, user representatives, department heads, and all levels of corporate personnel from a variety of backgrounds diplomatically and effectively.
Attended technology trade shows.
Held weekly staff meetings and attended management meetings to obtain sign-offs during draft cycles.
Participated in testing and reported bugs and information about systems from internal and external users.
Hired candidates for administrative and technical writing positions, and procured hardware and software for the Customer Automation Department.
1986 - 1993 North Jersey Media Group Passaic, NJ
Newsroom Manager, Editor, Reporter
Wrote, edited, and researched byline features, special marketing sections, headlines, cutlines, and editorials for a daily and weekly newspaper company.
Communicated with executives from advertising, marketing, circulation and financial departments to organize deadlines, topics, and special needs, and to brainstorm on story ideas and special sections.
Managed team of 15 journalism professionals including reporters, editors, photographers, layout personnel and supported the team with administrative tasks.
Interviewed business owners, politicians, educators, public servants, law enforcement officials and people from all walks of life; Attended board and council meetings and covered feature articles within several towns within Passaic, Bergen, Morris, and Essex counties.
Designed and supervised page layout and oversaw production of entire publication from layout to sign-off and print.
Education 1983- 1987
Rutgers College/Rutgers University
Bachelor of Arts/New Brunswick, NJ
Recipient of the Educational Opportunity Fund Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Summary of Qualifications/Highlights
Writer, Editor, Tester, Project Manager, Proofreader, Reviewer, Newsroom Reporter, News Manager, Technical Writer, Format/Layout Designer, Researcher, Interviewer, Coordinator.
Documented functionality of software in an easy to read style designed to fit several audience levels.
Highly adaptable and flexible to different work styles, (independent, team, management or support).
Samples - Hardcopies and portfolio of bylines, manuals, and various pieces available for review.
Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, Rutgers College. New Brunswick, NJ
Technical Writers Guild (former)
NJ Press Association (former)
Educational Opportunity Fund for Outstanding Academic Achievement under Hardship
Writing, editing, proofreading, data entry, technical writing. Draft flow cycle, management of projects, reporting, researching, reviewing, interviewing,and applying these to several different industries on very tight deadlines.
I would prefer a full time, permanent position with the option of telecommuting.
I have been out of the workforce for over four years due to illness and am healthy and ready to start working again.
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