Writing about science and technology, conducting web-based research with proper attribution.
Conducting phone interviews to obtain information including direct quotes, proficiency in WordPress blogging and other content management systems as well as keyword optimization using Yoast Search Engine Optimization plug-in.
Experience with Google Analytics, and Search Engine Optimization best practices. Familiarity with AP and APA styles.
Knowledgeable about Microsoft Office, HTML, photo and graphics creation and editing, newsletter creation, and sending, experienced with social media, and understand the basics of Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe Premier.
Led transition of documentation for an exclusively internal audience to include external clients. Using Word 2010 and 2013, FrameMaker 9,10, and 12, and RoboHelp 10, 11, and 2015, collaborated with SMEs to prepare user/operations/installation guides. Improved wording, images, and presentation.
Implemented conversion/upgrade from FrameMaker 9/10 to 12. Standardized image resolution, size, colors, and implemented file naming convention to identify and access images. Also enhanced quality of images in documents.
Interacted with Halliburton maintenance team, took photographs, and rewrote legacy user guide documenting the complex process to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and ship specialized drill bit. The Word 2010 document was approximately 250 pages with many drawings and photographs.
When a Halliburton project was significantly behind schedule, I was assigned task to write, edit, and publish cement slurry user/reference manual. Worked with SMEs to update material, add new images, and update the style guide for the Word 2010 document. Project completed at the original deadline.
Wrote, edited, and published user/operations documentation for Workflow Manager, Windows-based software with over 250 programs using FrameMaker 7, 8, and 9. Updated styles and verbiage to improve the quality of the material.
Wrote, edited, and published user/operations documentation for eXpress, Windows/UNIX software with over 300 programs using FrameMaker 7, 8, and 9. When Adobe released versions 8 and 9, I transitioned documentation to new standard. Maintained wording, styles, format, and image consistency in documents. Also mentored other writers in the group.
Designed curriculum and taught FrameMaker 8 and 9 seminars to co-workers. Topics included desktop publishing concepts, style sheets, templates, document design and production, graphics, and file conversion/management. Trained and mentored several co-workers.