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Alia M.

Technical Writer/Editor for quality documentation
   United States
  |   Santa Fe, NM
  |  8:00 am Local Time

Overview

Experienced Technical Writer/Editor: creating software documentation and editing technical material for 25+ years. Specialties include user guides, online help systems, tutorials, manuals, and quick start guides developed with RoboHelp, Flare, FrameMaker, Word, Acrobat, Confluence, and other programs.

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Aug 14, 2015|User Guides & Manuals|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 23, 2015|Other - Writing Services|Private|Working
Jul 16, 2015|Technical Writing|Private|Completed
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4.3
Jul 1, 2015|Technical Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Help system generated from FrameMaker source files with WebWorks ePub Pro.
Organized, developed, and compiled online help with RoboHelp.
Determined the basic skills needed to take advantage of the product's features....
Organized and developed the content in HTML from the documentation I created for the...
Created Apple Help content in HTML. Used the HTML files and HTML Workshop to create the...
Created Apple Help content in HTML. Used the HTML files for creating the Windows version.
Determined content organization. Developed topic content in HTML and styles (CSS) used...
Determined content organization. Developed topic content in HTML and styles (CSS) used...
Developed topic content in HTML. Created the CSS and implemented the styles. Created...
Organized and developed content in FrameMaker. Implemented corporate templates and...
Developed the original content in QuarkXPress. Eventually, converted the original user...
Organized and developed the content in Word. Finalized layout, styles, and content in...
Organized and developed the content in Word. Finalized the layout, styles, and content...

Skills (20)

Tested
Technical Writing
Technical Writing
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Online Help
HMTL/CSS
Instructional Designer
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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Software Documentation
eLearning
Technical Editing
Microsoft Office
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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MadCap Flare
RoboHelp
Adobe FrameMaker
Adobe FrameMaker 8 Test
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Adobe Acrobat
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Indesign CS4 Test (Mac Version)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Quark Xpress
Quark XPress 8.0 Test (Mac Version)
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Technical Communication
Single Sourcing
WordPress

Service Description

Major contracts have involved:
- writing task-based online help content for desktop applications and user guide content for cloud-based applications,
- creating end-user PDF-based (or print-based) documentation for desktop software and iOS-based applications,
- writing tutorials for desktop applications,
- creating installation guides and user manuals for networking hardware,
- editing articles for technical journals and magazines,
- developing leader-led, computer-based (CBT) and web-based (WBT and CMS/LMS) training with job aids, and
- designing, developing, and maintaining small websites (static or WordPress-based sites).

Skills and Strengths
- Experienced Windows and Mac OS X user. (Have installations of Windows XP through Windows 8; Mac OS X 10.4.9 through 10.9.5)
- Experienced technical writer using the Microsoft Manual of Style, the Apple Publications Style Guide, and company style guides.
- Knowledgeable user of Microsoft Word; Adobe Acrobat, FrameMaker, InDesign, RoboHelp; MadCap Flare; QuarkXPress; TechSmith SnagIt and WebWorks ePub. Have worked with with iBooks Author and Pages (from iWork).
- Familiar with standard graphics programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and other drawing, graphics and screen-capture and screen-recording programs. Familiar with Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia/Jing. Have edited content and adjusted placement of objects in Flash projects.
- Familiar with other common programs including presentation software, database...

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Keywords

technical writing
technical editing
online help
user guides and user manuals
Adobe FrameMaker
Adobe RoboHelp
Madcap Flare
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat PDF
software documentation
Atlassian Confluence and desk.com
HTML- and XML-based editing
Mac OS X iBooks Author and iWork Pages and Keynote
HTML and CSS
Drupal and WordPress
editing Flash projects
Moodle
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  • 12 months
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Reviews
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Member Since
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