Technical writing (made simple), training materials, sales materials, video scripts.
Genealogy (and the research involved) is her #1 passion. She enjoys learning computer programming languages and has gone pretty far on her own.
DiAnn attended Purchase College first as a film major, having transferred from the Film Department of C.W. Post College. She changed her major to Literature when it became clear that being a film director was not as satisfying to her as being a writer or film editor.
DiAnn researched and wrote short articles for a medical publisher whose publications were distributed to doctors' and dentists' offices. The subject matter was assigned based on the editorial calendar.
DiAnn wrote everything from product specs sheets to brochures to customer magazines and video scripts for Applied Data Research (ADR). ADR was the first independent computer software company, founded in 1959.
DiAnn transformed 1,000 disjointed, confusing FAQs into 100 self-help articles, guiding a user through a process from beginning to end.
DiAnn provided ad agency services to small companies unable to afford a big agency. This included writing, designing, and purchasing printing for product spec sheets.
DiAnn wrote, and sometimes designed and produced, several brochures and case studies for AT&T and its spinoff, Lucent Technologies.
DiAnn's earliest work was as a junior copywriter for an ad agency specializing in technical clients, including a branch of Panasonic and GTE Sylvania.