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Jeffrey Mehr | Elance
 
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Jeffrey Mehr

Expert technical communicator
   United States
  |   Rochester, NY
  |  7:36 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

Highly skilled, innovative technical communicator with years of experience in all phases of authoring, editing, illustrating, designing, and publishing documents for hardcopy and electronic distribution, working both alone and as team leader, mainly for computer-controlled hardware used in healthcare and nanotechnology-semiconductor environments. Primary focus on helping customers succeed with technical products while reducing service calls, maintaining project budgets and meeting deadlines, consistently complying with industry standards,...

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Portfolio

Capabilities brochure, high-end optical filters
Service bulletin, text and photos
Graphical reference chart, shield maintenance for PVD sputtering tool
Small service manual: two high-tech laser-based alignment procedures with...
User manual, Thin film deposition sputtering tool
Maintenance manual, Thin film deposition sputtering tool
Magazine article for University of Rochester alumni magazine re their department of optics

Skills (6)

Tested
Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Adobe FrameMaker
Adobe Photoshop
ISO 9001
Photography

Service Description

Analysis of the needs for technical and instructional documentation for products and services, and creation of appropriate deliverables including written material, photographs, illustrations, slides, video, and animations to ensure that the target audience is successful with these products and services. Examples of deliverables: Technical manuals hardcopy and PDF file, PowerPoint presentations, training curriculum and materials.
SPECIAL SKILLS—MSOffice, Adobe FrameMaker, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, ISO 9000digital and 35mm film photography. Familiarity: Flare, FrontPage, MSAccess, Dreamweaver. internal auditor training. Exposure: German, Greek, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Latin. Experience with FDA requirements and CFR research, international standards (UL, CSA, SEMI), Sarbanes-Oxley documentation, U.S. MIL-specifications, writing for translation

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Employment

TUV Rheinland
Freelance technical knowledge communicator
2011 - Present
Support documentation development, primarily reports of environmental and safety testing to comply with specified international standards.
First Consulting Inc.
Senior Technical Writer
2009 - 2011
Consulting technical writer to Carestream Health Inc., using structured Framemaker, Photoshop, and Illustrator to maintain and develop service documentation for digital X-ray equipment. Supported...
Veeco Instruments Inc.
Senior Technical Writer
2001 - 2009
Manager and team leader for all technical publications projects at company headquarters in Plainview NY and including the satellite R&D location in Fremont CA. Included daily involvement in...
MDT Inc. – Getinge/Castle
Senior Technical Writer
1986 - 2001
Worked in R&D with engineers developing prototypes and production models of hospital sterilizers, biological indicators, and related devices in an FDA-sensitive environment. Helped the company...

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology
Certificate-Basic Technical Communication
1986 - 1987
State University of New York, Brockport
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
1984 - 1986
University of Rochester
Bachelor of Arts, English
1974 - 1978

Keywords

technical communication
technical writing
manual
instructions
documentation
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