Join Now to View Alan's Full Profile, and Access 10,000+ Other Profiles!

Alan B

Writer #8408






Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 0
Revisions/Order N/A
Repeat Clients N/A
Last Login 9/27/2016
Location Buckeye, AZ
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
Industry
Asset Type
Expertise
Experience
Summary of Experience
* With over 10 years of technical writing related experience writing and editing a variety of project specific technical documents including engineering plans, procedures, work instructions and technical material for proposals. Also write and edit engineering documents describing strategies for software testing as well as for IV and V test support.
* Focus on clarity and quality in documents authored and edited. As needed lead project engineering and technical writing teams and manage process implementation. As part of this effort conduct project gap studies to measure existing compliance with standards such as the Capability Maturity Model Integrated and ITIL.
* Author working papers and technical reports documenting software configuration management and quality engineering support to the software life cycle. As part of this task review and evaluate requirements and requirement testability. Use graphics tools such as Visio for documenting software process and procedure flow.
* Familiar with both Agile and Waterfall software development methodologies. Experienced working with client server, distributed and web based software applications. Strong PC hardware and software skills. Familiar with software technical specifications and related documents. Experience supervising teams of engineers editing and writing project and test documentation for customer submission.
* Experience establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with personnel at all levels both inside and outside assigned projects. Able to work independently or with local and remote project teams while managing multiple tasks. Excellent communication and collaboration, editing and technical writing skills.
* Skilled in interviewing subject management experts as well as technical personnel in conducting research for technical papers and documents. Flexible and adaptable in obtaining results and in developing needed technical documents.
* Experience working with a variety of computer resources including computer desktops and servers, databases and network technology. Experience working with Adobe PDF Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Snagit, Visio and other software tools as well as experience in interpreting and formatting technical documents including engineering and operational documents and work instructions.
* Experience with document content and file management systems and experience working with document graphics and illustrations. Experience developing, inserting and manipulating images, icons, and other graphics.
* Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and problem solving skills. Familiar with Dell, IBM and Sun computer and server products.
Specialties
Specialties include technical writing including white papers about information system technology and software system design, test and implementation.
Interests
Computer software design and implementation life cycle models and design approaches.
Certificates
Quality Engineering Certificate Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Course work concentration: quality assurance, configuration management, project quality assurance, software quality, and statistical quality control.

Certificate in Technical Writing Clemson University
Course work concentration: intermediate and advanced technical writing with a focus on proposal writing, DITA and XML.

Projects by Industry
Business

* With over 10 years of technical writing related experience writing and editing a variety of project specific technical documents including engineering plans, procedures, work instructions and technical material for proposals. Also write and edit engineering documents describing strategies for software testing as well as for IV and V test support.
* Focus on clarity and quality in documents authored and edited. As needed lead project engineering and technical writing teams and manage process implementation. As part of this effort conduct project gap studies to measure existing compliance with standards such as the Capability Maturity Model Integrated and ITIL.
* Author working papers and technical reports documenting software configuration management and quality engineering support to the software life cycle. As part of this task review and evaluate requirements and requirement testability. Use graphics tools such as Visio for documenting software process and procedure flow.

Government

As a software engineer and also as a technical writer supported multiple software and computer projects for the Federal Government as both a federal employee and as a consulted. Projects supported command, control, communications, intelligence along with air traffic and satellite related computer applications.

Software

* Wrote and edited quality engineering (QE) and configuration management (CM) plans, procedures and work instructions including test procedures and scripts. Supported project CM and QE life cycle tasks and activities and CMMI assessment preparation. Developed internal work instructions and processes as needed for data management version control and CM and QE auditing. Included were plans and procedures for the implementation of in house CM and QE processes to support new business. Used graphics tools such as Visio for documenting software process and procedure flow as a part of this task.
* Reviewed and edited software development plans and specifications for computer software projects. Updated and edited project software quality engineering process handbooks used by project engineers and managers.
* Wrote and edited test program evaluation manuals for use by project engineers that outlined and described proposed software test strategies and planned project life cycle support. As part of this task reviewed and evaluated software requirement testability and traceability.
* Wrote and edited a software quality engineering handbook describing software engineering tools and techniques in support of the software life cycle. This handbook was published as a customer sponsored working paper.

Technology

As a software engineer and also as a technical writer supported multiple software and computer projects for the Federal Government as both a federal employee and as a consulted. Projects supported command, control, communications, intelligence along with air traffic and satellite related computer applications. All of these projects involved multiple applications of computer and communication technology.

Projects by Asset Type
Technical Article

Following is a summary of the type of technical writing projects I support:

* With over 10 years of technical writing related experience writing and editing a variety of project specific technical documents including engineering plans, procedures, work instructions and technical material for proposals. Also write and edit engineering documents describing strategies for software testing as well as for IV and V test support.
* Focus on clarity and quality in documents authored and edited. As needed lead project engineering and technical writing teams and manage process implementation. As part of this effort conduct project gap studies to measure existing compliance with standards such as the Capability Maturity Model Integrated and ITIL.
* Author working papers and technical reports documenting software configuration management and quality engineering support to the software life cycle. As part of this task review and evaluate requirements and requirement testability. Use graphics tools such as Visio for documenting software process and procedure flow.

Samples

Samples are visible to logged in clients. It's free to get started and view this writer's full profile.

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews

Reviews are visible to logged in clients. It's free to get started and view this writer's full profile.

 

 

 

 

 

Endorsements

Endorsements are visible to logged in clients. It's free to get started and view this writer's full profile.