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Les Harris | Elance
 
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Les Harris

Technical Communications Done Right and Done Fast!
   United States
  |   Emeryville, CA
  |  1:13 pm Local Time

Overview

Skilled Technical Writer with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of marketing, technical publications and Web development capacities, primarily within the specialty home entertainment, telecommunications and networking industries.

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Aug 1, 2013|User Guides & Manuals|Private|Completed
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Jun 7, 2012|User Guides & Manuals|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

A brief excerpt from an installation/operation manual for a unified communications...
Research, Create all text and graphics, Layout, Edit, Solicit SME Reviews, Edit Again,...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Designed and coded online version of Calif. Physician's Legal Handbook, optimized for...
Wrote, designed and published detailed procedure for performing hardware upgrade to...
A collection of sample code in various languages, to support recent projects.

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CSS
CSS 2.0 Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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DHTML
Javascript
Android
Microsoft Visual Studio
Network Administration
TCP/IP
Windows XP

Service Description

Are your engineers spending valuable time writing docs instead of code?

If so, you're not alone. According to InfoWorld(1), "Everyone needs to re-evaluate documentation standards ... or risk business catastrophe. Based on anecdotal evidence from job postings, documentation still is not a clear priority -- a search on a major job listing site revealed 20 times more openings for software engineers than for technical writers."

If your priorities are in order, you already recognize the need for (one or more) capable technical writers to bridge the gap between creators and users of new technology.

I draw upon my extensive technology industry experience to produce information deliverables that pay for themselves - and then some - by minimizing the technical support burden and ensuring the best possible "out of box experience" for the customer.

In addition to producing top-notch product documentation, I have considerable experience with "pre-sales" writing projects such as marketing collateral and vendor-neutral technology overviews.

When you entrust me with your project, you are partnering with someone who has:

* A proven ability to transform raw information materials from subject matter experts into clear, highly usable instructions and intelligently-used graphics.
* Attained mastery of FrameMaker, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Visio and Adobe Acrobat.
* Demonstrable, hands-on experience with and working knowledge of SolidWorks and eDrawings 3D modeling and...

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Education

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music
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