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Steven O

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Last Login 2/6/2015
Location Jacksonville, FL
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
S.O. is a seasoned technical writer with over 32 years of engineering and IT support experience. He has earned B.S. degrees in engineering technology and computer science and has worked in the automotive, aerospace, nuclear, alternative energy, oil and gas, and computer software industries. He is a home recording studio enthusiast and writes technical articles about recording studio software. He expects to release a Kindle book on welding industry careers in the summer of 2013. In his spare time he supports blog and grant writing projects for 3 non-profits, and edits eBooks used by blind and print impaired high school and college students. His software skills include: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, Scrivener, WordPress, Joomla, and PDF professional. He has studied the basics of SEO methods relative to unique content creation, website CMS, and blog configuration.

S.O. has completed writing projects including 50 instruction manuals, website user guides, and manufacturing work instructions for hundreds of aerospace, automotive, and nuclear products. He has also edited software requirements documents and test plans for highly complex computer programs. He has been employed by GE, Exxon, Comau-PICO Robotics, EG&G, Union Carbide, Computer Science Corporation, and Invensys Rail Systems among others. He currently publishes regular blog articles for a computer recycling business, and two Amazon affiliate websites where he reviews industrial equipment and home recording studio hardware and software.
Specialties
S.O.'s specialties include software requirements documents, test plans, engineering reports, problem solving reports, work instructions, software user guides, instruction manuals, WordPress website content, and product review articles.
Interests
S.O. has many hobbies and interests which include Internet investment analysis, home computers, cooking, reading, music composing and arranging, and home digital recording technology.
Education
LeTourneau University Engineering Technology, B.S. Welding Engineering Technology

This degree includes concentrated coursework in mechanical, electrical, industrial, and metallurgical engineering.


Thomas Edison State College Computer Science, B.S. Applied Science and Technology

This degree includes graduate credits from RPI and coursework in CAD/CAM and robotics with a GPA of 3.2 overall.


Honors and Awards
Honors Scholastic honors during computer studies.

2 Million Dollar Club Awards Two awards for cost and quality improvements generated through pioneering automated software testing methods.

Engineering Team Award Department award for document control team.

Great People Award Peer nomination award for delivering training courses to engineers and quality inspectors.

Engineering Expertise Award Peer nomination award for expertise in materials and process engineering.

Association Memberships
Society for Technical Communication S.O. is an active member presently completing the STC webinars on technical writing, DITA, website content management, and document control.

American Welding Society Silver member.

Certificates
Six Sigma Greenbelt General Electric Corporation
This training includes advanced statistics and design and analysis of experiments. (DOE)

Computer Software Quality Assurance American Society for Quality Control
This one week seminar covered software testing methods and the SPC metrics used to track software quality.

Projects by Industry
Manufacturing

As a manufacturing engineer, S.O. has completed hundreds of technical writing projects over the last 32 years. His writing to date includes technical reports, work instructions, specifications, and product reviews.

Technology

As an IT engineer, S.O. has completed hundreds of technical writing projects over the last 32 years. His writing work to date includes software requirements documents, test plans, user guides, instruction manuals, and website blog articles.

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