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Alia M. | Elance
 
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Alia M.

Technical Writer/Editor for quality documentation
   United States
  |   Santa Fe, NM
  |  12:49 pm Local Time

Overview

Experienced Technical Writer/Editor: creating software documentation and editing technical material for 20+ years. Specialties include user guides, online help systems, tutorials, and quick start guides developed with RoboHelp, Flare, FrameMaker, Word, Acrobat, and other programs.

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Portfolio

Help system generated from FrameMaker source files with WebWorks EPub Pro.
Organized, developed, and compiled online help from 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 and styles used with Apple Help.
Developed the topics and the styles. Created Apple Help from HTML files.
Developed HTML files 'manually' to create Apple Help.
Organized and developed content in FrameMaker. Implemented corporate templates and...
Organized and developed the content in Word. Finalized the layout, styles, and content...
Organized and developed the content in Word. Finalized layout, styles, and content in...

Skills (15)

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Technical Writing
Technical Writing
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Online Help
HMTL/CSS
eLearning
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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Instructional Designer
Software Documentation
Technical Communication
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
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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Microsoft Office

Service Description

Major contracts have involved:
- writing task-based online help content for desktop and web-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, and
- developing leader-led, computer-based (CBT) and web-based (WBT and CMS/LMS) training with job aids,
- 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. Familiar 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.
- Familiar with other common programs including presentation software, database software, CMS/LMS solutions, spreadsheets, HTML editors and web design programs, and a range of utilities.
- Familiar with X/HTML...

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Employment

Alia Michaels, freelance technical writer
Technical Writer/Editor
1987 - Present
Currently working as a freelance technical writer and editor. For more than 20 years, I've been developing online help systems, end-user documentation (user guides, quick start guides, installation...
Hewlett-Packard
Technical Support Engineer
1977 - 1979
Hewlett-Packard
Software Engineer
1975 - 1977
Lockheed Missle and Space Company
Associate Engineer
1973 - 1975

Education

Indiana University: Continuing Education
Distance Education Certificate
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University of Colorado, Denver
graduate-level course in eLearning
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Stanford University
BS Math
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Stanford University
graduate-level work in EE and EngMgmnt-no degree
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Holy Names College
MA
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Keywords

online help
user guides
manuals
Adobe FrameMaker
Adobe RoboHelp
Madcap Flare
Microsoft Word
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat PDF
technical writing
software documentation
technical editing
editing web pages
HTML- and XML-based editing
Mac OS X Apple iBooks Author and iWork Pages
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