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Valdene O. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 29, 2013

Valdene O.

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   United States
  |   Elgin, IL
  |  8:23 am Local Time

Overview

Former manager, editor, and writer for Motorola and other high-tech companies specializing in making business, technology, or other complex subjects understandable by the average reader.

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Skills (4)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Expert writer and editor with broad experience in developing and publishing both technical and nontechnical materials. Intuitive coach with extensive experience in helping people improve the impact and structure of the written word. Excellent researcher and analyst. Experienced manager and project/proposal manager. Extensive IT knowledge and highly skilled in a number of computer applications, including desktop publishing apps.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
> Co-authored a writing assignment guide for a technical university that was well received by instructors and accepted for publication by Prentice Hall. Guide promoted use of innovative but easily graded writing assignments within otherwise technical courses.
> Authored and edited instructional materials for a non-profit medical professional organization.
> Edited technical materials for several major corporations, including a published report on nuclear waste management for the Electric Power Research Institute. Technical areas include electronics, wireless communications, medicine, computer application procedurals.
> Developed instructional performance material and improvised solutions to everyday challenges for sales and HR audiences in live performances as part of a business theater troupe.
> Developed and managed a proposal management and production center unmatched in reputation for overall quality, best practices and professional support, with 100% satisfaction ratings by sales organization.
> Founded an internal,...

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Employment

Freelancer
Writer
2011 - Present
Motorola, Inc.
Business Systems Manager
1998 - 2009
Previous positions with company: , Proposal Center Manager (2000-2008), Proposal Manager (1998-2000)
Sargent & Lundy
Proposal Editor
1990 - 1992
Power engineering firm in Chicago
DeVry, Inc.
Writer, Editor
1975 - 1984

Education

Loyola University Chicago
Bachelor's degree in philosophy
1988 - 1990
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writing
editing
proposals
Word
publishing
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