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 Expert  723910

Expert in Software Development, Technical Writing, and Project Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has experience with Software development tools for embedded systems engineers, marketing, project management, and technical publishing. The technical publications Expert develops show three essential qualities: close attention to the needs of the audience, correct content, and a clean look that helps readers find information easily. The material is organized well and presented clearly. Text, tables and figures all contribute to the same aims: easy transmission of information and rapid learning. Expert is aggressive about scheduling, flexible about changes in project plans, and takes much satisfaction from working with a productive team. His work habits show two key qualities: a quick grasp of complex concepts and processes over a wide range of software and hardware technologies; and a methodical approach to large doc projects, which yields orderly execution, on-time completion, and uniformly high quality.
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computer software

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information management

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marketing software

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product information management

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project management

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software development tool

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software project management

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technical communication

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technical writing

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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1987   PhD   Politcal Science   University of Iowa  
1984   MA   Political Science   University of Iowa  
1976   BA   History   Reed College   Phi Beta Kappa

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2006

 

TechWrite Publishing

 


 

Principal

 

Writing, editing, and publishing services to technology firms in greater Boston

2004 to 2005

 

Pathfinder Solutions

 


 

Technical Publications Manager

 

Software development tools for embedded systems engineers

1997 to 2002

 

Techniscribe, Inc.

 


 

Senior Technical Writer and Vice-President

 

Marketing, project management, and technical publishing

1987 to 1997

 

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and Carthage College

 

Political Science

 

Professor

 


1978 to 1982

 

United States Navy

 


 

Officer

 

Specialized in radar and communications equipment.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Operating Systems: Windows Vista & XP, Apple OS X, Sun Solaris Unix, Linux.

Applications: FrameMaker, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Visio and other tools used for technical documents.

Online Publishing: Flare, RoboHelp, WebWorks Publisher, HTML, XHTML, XML. Development Environments, Toolkits, and Programming

Languages: Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET, Eclipse, UML, C, C++, and Java.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Develop Online Help for Specialized Accounting Software: Centive develops a web-based application to calculate and track incentive compensation for companies' finance and sales departments. Redesigned and rewrote a large HTML help system. Prepared it for migration from RoboHelp to Flare. Centive, Burlington, MA, June 2006 – February 2007, technical publications manager.
  • Prepare Quality Assurance User Guides for a Major Medical Supplier: Documentation for the quality assurance database and data entry system at Tyco Healthcare needed extensive improvements. Developed new reference tables, procedures, images, and summaries of key functions for three separate guides.
  • Update User's Guides for MATLAB Toolboxes: Write and edit reference pages and tutorial material for The MathWorks' financial toolboxes. Developed release notes and demonstrations, and managed other editing projects. The MathWorks, Natick, MA, October 2005 – January 2006, senior software writer.
  • Eclipse-Based HTML Help System: Developed an extensive help system for Pathfinder's model transformation toolset. HTML help deployed in Eclipse, an open source platform for software developers. Prepared XML files for the help system's table of contents. Pathfinder Solutions, Foxboro, MA, March – August 2005, writer, editor, and publisher.
  • Medical Testing for Pharmaceuticals: Prepared technical documentation for Image Therm's SprayVIEW system, used to bring greater reliability, accuracy, and efficiency to the testing of nasal sprays. Used to develop and test spray pumps and medications for FDA approval. Image Therm Engineering, Inc., Sudbury, MA, September 2002 – January 2003, lead writer and project manager.
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Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

The technical publications he develops show three essential qualities: close attention to the needs of the audience, correct content, and a clean look that helps readers find information easily. The material is organized well and presented clearly. Text, tables and figures all contribute to the same aims: easy transmission of information and rapid learning.

He is aggressive about scheduling, flexible about changes in project plans, and takes much satisfaction from working with a productive team. His work habits show two key qualities: a quick grasp of complex concepts and processes over a wide range of software and hardware technologies; and a methodical approach to large doc projects, which yields orderly execution, on-time completion, and uniformly high quality.


 

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