Writer #11941
Cedar Park, TX
3 Star Rating
1 Love Lists
2 Clients
2,000 Words
Paul was the managing editor of The Work Boat, an offshore oil boat trade publication, for two years. For several years, Paul was the special projects editor for New Orleans Citibusiness (later CityBusiness), writing on technology. He spent five years as editor of the Port Record, a promotional publication of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Later, Paul was wrote press releases and articles for the employee newsletter for Mobil Chalmette Refinery. Paul moved to Texas to work for Dell Inc. Paul developed and delivered new product technical training about servers and advanced storage systems. Most recently, Paul developed and is delivering six courses featuring Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word for HIREDTexas, a non-profit focused on mid-career adults who have been laid off.

Highlights

Orders
3
Last Login
5/5/16
Samples
6

Industry Projects

  • Technology50+
  • Transportation20+
  • Publishing20+

Summary of Industry Experience

Technology

Paul created technical training, including presentations and student handbooks for technicians. The technicians were able to install, configure, and troubleshoot servers and advanced storage systems. All of the projects were for Dell new products.

Transportation

Paul was the managing editor of The Work Boat. Paul wrote stories on the construction and operation of river towboats and offshore oil vessels, including engine rooms,and wheelhouse navigation technology. Paul worked in the field at shipyards along the Gulf Coast, interviewing sources about shipbuilding technology, and shooting photos to illustrate the photos.

Publishing

Paul joined CItiBusiness as a general assignment reporter. When it became apparent that he had a knack for working with oil industry executives and data, he was made special projects editor. Paul continued to write on a variety of topics, but the main project was the Book of Lists which he created for CitiBusiness. It provided a business reference found nowhere else in New Orleans. Paul also used his technical experience to shift CityBusiness editorial from paper to online,

Product Projects

  • Presentation100+
  • Newsletter Content0

Summary of Product Experience

Presentation

Paul has completed presentations for all the technical courses he wrote, providing graphics and photography. He also provided presentations for two different church services every Sunday for 5 years. The task included hymn and sermon support.

Newsletter Content

For the public relations department of Mobil Chalmette Refinery, Paul wrote content for the employee newsletter. Stories included non-technical explanations of refinery processes, construction progress, and new technology in use at the refinery. In community relations, Paul wrote news releases and took photos about the extensive youth program the refinery provided, including summer learning opportunities, and essay contests during the school year. Besides promotions, the newsletter supplied information on what was going on in the refinery: construction, testing, and new processes.

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