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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts, May 2004

Major: English Language and Linguistics
Certificate: Technical Communications, Engineering Professional Development Department

Relevant Courses

Technical Communication, Technical Editing, User Manuals/Software Documentation, Web Design, Structure of English, Writing for the Marketplace, Intermediate Composition, English Grammar

Work Experience

Foley & Lardner, Technical Writer, Milwaukee
Dec. 2004 to present

  • Research, create, develop, plan, write, and edit technology-related technical and administrative documentation and publications
  • Create graphical images, flowcharts, and diagrams for inclusion in documentation
  • Research and translate technical information into manuals and web-based documents for non-technical and technical users
  • Create maintenance plans for updating and maintaining interdepartmental documents

Covance Labs, Editor/Report Coordinator, Madison, WI
July 2004 to Oct. 2004

  • Worked with Study Directors and Toxicologists to produce reports for toxicology studies
  • Edited toxicology reports for punctuation, grammar, and Covance usage conventions
  • Formatted reports according to standard or client-specific requirements
  • Maintained proficiency in report production software (e.g., Deliver and RepGen)
  • Private Residence Halls, Writing Tutor, Madison, WI
    Feb. 2004 to May 2004

  • Provided reliable assistance to students requesting tutoring in writing
  • Edited and corrected grammatical, mechanical, and structural errors in course papers
  • Helped students develop writing and grammatical skills
  • Encouraged students to refine and perfect course papers
  • Wisconsin Technology Network, Science Writer and Editor/Assistant Web Producer, Madison, WI
    Mar. 2003 to Dec. 2003

  • Generated story ideas, interviewed sources, researched topics, and wrote over 50 science and technology news stories for website
  • Perfected editing skills while proofreading stories submitted for the website
  • Utilized web publishing knowledge to post stories to the website
  • Assisted in developing projects to gain publicity and subscribers to the weekly newsletter
  • Commended by many interviewees and readers for well-written stories
  • Professional Organizations

    Society for Technical Communication
    Aug. 2005 to present

    Young Professionals of Milwaukee (Now FUEL Milwaukee)
    Dec. 2004 to present

    Computer Proficiencies

    HTML, Netscape/Explorer, Interleaf/Quicksilver, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Distiller, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia RoboHelp

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