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Doug B

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Last Login 9/29/2016
Location San Jose, CA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Doug is a longtime senior technical writer in Silicon Valley. He's the writer of twenty plays performed or recognized nationally, including two in New York. Also a longtime magazine humor columnist, he is experienced in writing grants, lyrics, and more.
Minimized writing. Highly adaptable to different fields, technologies, and style needs.
Theatre. Sports. Audience needs. Saving reader time, and provoking reader thought.
Carnegie Mellon University Professional Writing, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts

Doug received bachelor's and master's degrees in professional writing. He had a minor in theatre arts, and a master's focus in organizational management. He received a CMU Senior Leadership Award for significant contributions to the university community, and the international award for outstanding president of his fraternity.

Honors and Awards
Vice President's Outstanding Accomplishment Award Awarded for exceptional contributions across multiple project areas.

SDG Division Award Awarded for exceptional contributions to multiple, varied projects.

Panelist International conference panelist, "Impact of Offshore Outsourcing"

Association Memberships
Alliance for Jewish Theatre Longtime webmaster and vice president of international organization for playwrights, producers, and all involved in the broad definition of Jewish theatre.

Dramatists Guild of America Association of playwrights.

Society for Technical Communication Past speaker on panel at annual STC international conference.

Projects by Industry

Twenty years experience writing and managing for numerous high-tech companies. Procedural and reference docs, online help, knowledge base, and managed content. Hardware, software, networking, security, and many other product types. Wide range of audiences, from end-users to system administrators and developers. Highly adaptable to product and authoring technologies, and varied style standards.


Doug has been a popular humor columnist since 1996. An experienced director, actor, and designer, he is a published playwright, with twenty plays produced or otherwise recognized nationwide – including two off-off-Broadway productions in New York City. His style often uses humor – sometimes dry, sometimes with word play – to entertain while touching on deeper matters for those seeking more than basic entertainment.

Projects by Asset Type
Web Page

Doug is webmaster for a non-profit association's website. He planned and implemented a site overhaul and redesign, creating a streamlined content map. He evolves the website as the organization and its content grows.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Doug has successfully written clear, minimized content for numerous high-tech companies for twenty years. He quickly understands new technologies and authoring environments, translating them into clear introductory and procedural guidance for usage.

Projects by Writing Style

Doug writes clear, reliable content, giving readers confidence in their product usage and in the reliability of its instructions. Rather than providing all the options and leaving it to users to figure out, he contextualizes the choices to guide users where they need to go.


Doug has been a popular magazine humor columnist since 1996. He has written numerous stage comedies, including two that received premieres off-off-Broadway in New York. In both realms, he often writes satire or light comedy overlaying more substantive contemporary matters


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