Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Rosemary P. | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: Mar 9, 2016

Rosemary P.

Experienced technical writer and illustrator
   United States
  |  2:38 am Local Time

Overview

Over the last 15+ years, I have written and illustrated literally hundreds of wide-ranging publications for leading technology manufacturers. Such a large body of work demonstrates proven skills in providing clear and polished text, illustrations, graphics and imaginative design. It also speaks to my high energy level and commitment to smooth project management.

A natural self-starter, I welcome the hands-on research and usability testing often required to truly absorb — and explain — new products, applications and/or processes. This extra...

Read More »
Oct 27, 2015|Viral Marketing|Private|Completed
|
4.6
Oct 27, 2015|Other - Sales & Marketing|Private|Completed
|
4.4
Sep 3, 2015|User Guides & Manuals|Private|Completed
|
5.0
Jul 10, 2015|Product Marketing |Private|Completed
|
4.9

View All »

Portfolio

• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
For the complete service manual (not all shown), I did the following: • Witnessed full...
Researched, wrote and illustrated a 28-page guide explaining how to blend tiled...
Worked with optical and mechanical engineers to understand the service issues, then...
• Created new industrial design concepts for telematics product prototypes • Rendered...
Created each logo on the basis of client parameters
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, photography, analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis •...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All...
• Designed a cover for digital cinema project team materials
• Designed a cover for digital cinema training session
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...
• All research -- SME interviews, meetings, hands-on tests, data analysis • All writing...

Skills (10)

Tested
Technical Writing
My Score
avg
Logo Design
My Score
avg
Article Writing
My Score
avg
Copywriting
My Score
avg

Service Description

I crystalize multiple perspectives and concepts into concise, well-illustrated and compelling communications — all done meticulously, and with style and originality. Products breathe and gain life, users are happier.

Typical deliverables might include book-length user's manuals, web content, quick-start guides, training materials, illustrated service instructions, presentations, marketing literature, product labeling/graphics/ID, and more (especially more...!). I plan and work efficiently, utilizing the tools best suited to the necessary research, writing, doc design, illustration, graphics and other tasks at hand.

With my proven expertise in both engineering and marketing realms, I have served as a diplomatic liaison between these sometimes contrasting disciplines. Having a foot firmly in two worlds — the technical and the creative — has provided valuable perspective on countless projects over the years, and is fundamental to my approach to problem-solving.

Core Expertise
• Rare combination of writer and skilled illustrator
• 15+ years full-time experience, all as writer for leading global manufacturers
• Quickly grasps new concepts in new fields
• Focused and analytical, expert at designing/managing large content projects
• Excellent “learn by discovery” researcher specializing in product usability
• Passionate about end-user’s perspective and their “need to know”
• Comprehensive understanding of publishing process, print or online
• Adept at working with new software...

Read More »

Employment

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, Inc.
Technical Writer & Illustrator
2006 - 2014
In charge of all end-user publications for telematics products (hardware/software-based consumer equipment for in-vehicle navigation and communications).
Christie Digital Systems, Inc.
Lead Technical Writer / Illustrator
1996 - 2006
Created comprehensive and wide-ranging product documentation for end users, field application engineers and service technicians. Merged multiple technical perspectives—hardware, software, optics,...

Education

Wayne State University
Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance
-
Fanshawe College (London, Ontario, Canada)
Industrial Design Diploma
-
Wayne State University
Master of Music, Flute Performance
-
Overview  |  Job History  |  Portfolio  |  Resume/C.V.

Keywords

Technical Writing
Technical Writer
Copywriting
Engineering
Manuals
Usability
Graphics
Illustration
Web Content
White Papers
My Snapshot
All Categories
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
0
0
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Private
Private
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
rpparks
Type
Individual
Member Since
October 2014
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Rosemary P. | Elance

Rosemary P.