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Jeffrey D

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Completed Orders 52
Revisions/Order 0.21
Repeat Clients 32%
Last Login 9/27/2016
Location Waterford, VA
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Jeff D. has an extensive technical background, starting with degrees in Physics and Materials Science from Princeton and Stanford Universities. His career began with engineering roles in the semiconductor industry, but that veered toward marketing when the sales teams discovered a technical person with an ability to write! He was called on to write and edit proposals and reports for government-funded R&D programs, and he quickly became the “go-to” writer and editor for papers, marketing materials, website content, press releases, and even SEC filings.

A turning point in Jeff’s career came when he worked for the technical trade press as a senior technical editor and then editor-in-chief of publications covering the electronics industry. Here he honed his writing, editing, and story development skills at the highest professional levels, culminating in a National Gold Medal from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. In his current role, he serves as a technology management consultant, and the main task there is ghost-writing papers and presentations for government R&D program managers. He feels fortunate to be able to exercise his writing and communication skills at the very leading edge of technology.

Outside of his day jobs, Jeff has been a free-lance writer and editor of critical documents such as resumes, cover letters, and college application essays. A specialty he has developed is working with people for whom English is a second language. This has been particularly helpful in technical fields such as electronics that are highly international. Two recent highlights on the free-lance front were contributing an article to The Economist’s website and developing a speech for the commencement speaker at the 2015 Wells College graduation.

Jeff is seeking opportunities to continue exercising his combination of a broad and deep technical background with extensive experience tailoring messages for specific audiences.
Specialties
Jeff's technical specialties include semiconductors, electronics, materials, optics, MEMS, patents, data science, statistics, and competitive analysis.
Interests
Jeff's interests beyond his technical work include word games, puzzles, baseball, and travel.
Education
Stanford University Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.

Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, with independent work focused on analysis of material systems for semiconductor processing.


Princeton University Physics, A.B.

Jeff earned a Bachelor's Degree in Physics at Princeton University, with his independent work junior and senior years covering astrophysics, medical imaging, and nuclear physics. His primary extracurricular activity was managing the College Bowl team, which routinely won regional championships and found success in national level competitions. He also wrote thousands of quiz questions for the company that runs College Bowl.


Honors and Awards
Finalist, US Open Crossword Championship Jeff earned a spot among the top 50 crossword solvers in the country.

Contestant, Jeopardy! Jeff followed up a long college quiz career with an appearance on Jeopardy! Getting Final Jeopardy right was not quite enough to catch the five-time champion in first place.

Five granted patents Jeff was awarded five patents on semiconductor design.

National Gold Medal, Technical Article Jeff earned a gold medal from the ASBPE for the article "Reducing PFC Gas Emissions" for Solid State Technology magazine.

Projects by Industry
Electronics

Jeff has ghost-written and edited many technical papers and presentations in the electronics industry. He has also given many live technical presentations himself, so he knows how to tailor materials for live audiences.

Business

Jeff has written numerous articles reviewing status and developments in the electronics industry. That has included analysis of financial data, as well as personal insights based on many years of experience in various roles in multiple fields.

Education

Jeff has composed cover letters and edited resumes for dozens of colleagues. He has also edited dozens of college application essays for offspring of colleagues. His most significant project in education was writing the commencement speech for the speaker at the 2015 Wells College graduation.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Jeff has written numerous articles, typically in technical fields but for both technical and mainstream audiences. Clients have included electronics start-ups and a human resources consultant.

Web Page

Jeff developed the website for a consultant in the human resources field. Specifically, the client was promoting new coaching concepts, so this required new approaches for describing that.

White Paper

Jeff has written white papers for several clients, typically start-ups in technical fields. This has included clients for whom English is a second language, where crisp writing is especially valuable.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Jeff has ghost-written and edited many technical papers and presentations in the electronics industry. He has also given many live technical presentations himself, so he knows how to tailor materials for live audiences.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Jeff has written marketing materials and technical documents for start-ups in electronics and other technical industries. This included formulating messages and identifying suitable outlets for the content.

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