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Rick Kitamura | Elance
 
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Rick Kitamura

Technical Writer
   United States
  |   Glendale, CA
  |  3:45 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

Technical writer/copywriter with tens of thousands of pages written. Have written and illustrated software user manuals, training manuals, hardware installation guides, proposals, advertising copy, press releases, etc. My documentation is being used at some of our nation's top nuclear facilities and companies. Adept at most of the standard documentation tools, including the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver). Also understand preparing...

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Portfolio

Designed layout, created graphics, took photographs, created slogan, wrote copy,...
Created concept, designed layout, created and prepared graphics, prepared for pre-press
Designed layout, created graphics, did photography, wrote copy, prepared for pre-press
Came up with concept, created graphics, prepared for pre-press
Created concept, provided illustration, assembled table, compiled specifications
Did research, wrote and formatted press release
Interviewed software engineers, evaluated software, wrote documentation, captured...
Came up with concept to help sell tissue packs as an advertising vehicle for a specific...
Designed layout, created 3D file, rendered file
Created concept, modified photos in Photoshop, prepared for pre-press
Created concept, designed layout, chose questions, prepared for pre-press
Created concept, took photos, wrote headline and copy, did layout, prepared for pre-press
Wrote technical installation steps, created line drawings, created tables, formatted...

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Technical Drawings
English Grammar
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Photography
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U.S. English Proofreading (Chicago)
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Service Description

I am able to organize and present raw engineering notes to a lay readership. I can understand the core message that needs to be delivered and can present it concisely and creatively. I don't believe in blindly presenting the steps involved in how to accomplish a task, but want the reader to understand what those steps are doing and why.

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Employment

Street Dogs Marketing
Partner
2005 - 2013
Provided corporate clients with marketing ideas and event activation. Major clients include Vans Warped Tour, Wrigley's Gum, Guitar Center, Mattel, Nike, Party City, Warner Bros., Monster Energy,...
Calstart
Web Writer
2003 - 2003
Wrote and edited articles and press releases for alternative energy company’s Web site.
Mosler/LINX Technologies Division
Marketing/Technical Writer
1988 - 2002
Handled all marketing and technical writing tasks for access control hardware/software developer. Materials included advertisements, data sheets, operator manuals, installation guides, etc.

Education

California State University, Los Angeles
BA in English
- 1976
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technical writer
copywriter
editor
proofreader
proposals
marketing
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