I am a writer with 45 years of experience in journalism, marketing communications, and technical writing.
I have worked as a consultant or contractor in the tech sector with KPMG, Cisco Systems, NTT Data/Dell IT Services, TerraData (ThinkBig Analytics), OSIsoft (AVEVA), and others.
I have extensive experience in the architecture and engineering sector, having developed large contract RFP responses for Bechtel Corporation, Granite Construction, and other engineering and architecture groups.
I have served as editor for numerous academic studies and submittals to such as the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers. I have been the editor of commercial news and feature publications.
As a content producer, I publish and manage several websites. I am the author of numerous novels, screenplays, and musical compositions.
Webster Institute of Technology - Certificate in Technical Writing - Fall 1998
M.A., Magazine Journalism, Ball State University - Courses completed, no degree - 1976
B.A., English-Journalism, Fort Hays State University - 1975
Currently on contract with the consulting firm Orange People and working within the Meta Connectivity Knowledge Management team. The dedicated role, focused on Meta's developing technologies for broader connectivty, involves project management and internal customer communications, development of open-source sites for OEM developers and wiki sites for various operations groups, and development of white papers proposing technological initiatives. Engagements involve software and hardware developers, as well as higher-level program managers.
Developed user guides for a range of data collection software products, including OSIsoft’s PI connector and interfaces. Worked within an agile environment, participating in daily standups with three of OSIsoft's development teams. Developed DITA-based documentation, as well as documentation developed in markdown format for GitHub delivery (DocFX).
Provided technical writing and project management services to NTT DATA in their absorption of Dell IT Services. Developed software developer guides for their straight-through-processing (STP) services and the modernization of their LifeSys application, as it was migrated from a mainframe to an open systems (Linux) environment.