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Dwight Mason West | Elance
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Dwight Mason West

   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  12:01 pm Local Time

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I straddle both information science and the humanities with twenty-five years' experience in software and Web development, five years in journalism, a masters in writing, and a bachelors in English. I also have a diploma in paralegal studies. I am a journalist, technical writer, and credibly published poet. Put my strong communication abilities at your advantage not only on paper but on your Web site.

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These are two-short, somewhat SEO-minded, Blog-style articles about WordPress...
This blog nods to SEO requirements even as it damns the approach of minding current...
This is a technology-in-a-nutshell type article on how you can restore those automated...
This is a brief, traffic-drawing piece on where to buy cheap furniture in the U .S.
Review of the book The Sacred Willow:: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese...
Book review of I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Book review of A Community of Writers, edited by Robert Dana
Book review of An Ocean in Iowa, by Peter Hedges.
My short story, Secrets of My Prison-House, received an honorable mention in the 1998's...
My short story, Alice by Day, won the monthly competition at Francis Ford Coppola's...
Published four poems in the semi-annual literary journal, Cave Wall. These poems are:...

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writer, journalist, software consultant
2004 - Present
Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea
professor of English
2002 - 2004
Full-time teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs at Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea. Computer-aided and Web-mediated learning, cinema theory, and other theme-based approaches to...
Centro Colombo Americano, Medellín, Colombia
English Professor
2000 - 2002
December 2000 - January 2002 Taught English full-time at various levels — from beginners´ to advanced courses. Used various forms of multimedia such as music, cinema, and computers as teaching...
Universidad Nacional, sede Medellín (Colombia)
English professor
2001 - 2001
Taught advanced courses in English, including a TOEFL strength workshop, a conversation course, and a course in reading comprehension that covered many forms of reading with an emphasis in...
Independent software consultant
1996 - 2000
While finishing my bachelors and masters degrees, used the Internet to communicate with clients and develop Web pages in HTML and CGI scripts in C and C++. Designed Web pages for Dell Computers,...
IBM Information Design and Development
technical writer
1999 - 1999
Technical writing for documentation of IBM's UNIX-like operating system, AIX. Used standard IBM tools such as CMVC for version control and PUBTRK for publication tracking.
Digital Electronics Corporation
Web developer
1996 - 1996
Development of a Web site for the distribution of confidential wholesale price information to DEC resellers. Worked with Netscape server interfaced to large database of DEC product information....
Microsoft Corporation
software quality assurance
1995 - 1995
Testing of document browser code-named Blackbird for Microsoft's online service, MSN. Browser can read either proprietary format documents or HTML documents. Contract (temporary) job.
Arrowsmith Technologies
software developer
1995 - 1995
Development and maintenance of embedded system code for proprietary boxes as well as Telxon rugged, handheld PCs used in field to track work orders and to provide computer- aided dispatching for...
Federal Express
software developer
1994 - 1994
Under the auspices of Martin Marietta's Advanced Concepts Center, worked in UNIX-OSF/Motif environment to devise persistent database object code (per the Rumbaugh methodology) supporting flight...
Federal National Mortgage Association
software developer
1994 - 1994
Under the auspices of Martin Marietta's Advanced Concepts Center, worked in Microsoft Windows environment to devise persistent database object code (per the Rumbaugh methodology) supporting...
software developer
1993 - 1994
C and C++ for WindowsNT DLLs for confirming that orders confirm to business rules during telephone sales; ported client & server software that uses Winsock from VAX to PC; extensive documentation.
Independent Consultant
software developer and consultant
1993 - 1993
Several small jobs supporting trade and lobbying associations in Austin with training, spot programming, Paradox programming, and larger tasks including dictionary-based editing of error-prone...
software developer
1992 - 1993
Designed and wrote various components of MS Windows-based Wide-Area LAN (modem access to LAN). Components were divided into DLLs and used Windows-based services, including DDEs, to exchange data....
Intel Corporation
software developer / technical writer
1992 - 1992
Wrote and edited data sheet for low-power 80386/motherboard-on-a-chip. Developed prototype of PCMCIA card installer using Exchangeable Card Architecture (ExCA). Installer TSR attached itself to...
Tremetrics (formerly a division of Tracor)
software developer
1990 - 1991
Updated PC-based, RS-232 interfaces to Gas Chromatograph and Nuclear Magnetic Resonator (originally written in compiler BASIC!). Contract (temporary) job.
The Mason West Company
Software consultant
1989 - 1990
August 1989 - September 1990 Provided custom software for a variety of business, scientific, and industrial applications. CD- ROM and WORM drive support. Wrote device drivers for SCSI devices,...
International Software Corporation, Golden, CO
software developer
1987 - 1989
Programmed in C and C++, and 80x86 Assembly Language. Interrupt level programming in V-50 environment (NEC equivalent of 80186). Invented assembler and programmed Intel 82786 Graphics Co-...
Bolt Geophysical, Englewood, CO
geophysical programmer
1981 - 1987
Oversaw geophysical processing software maintenance, operating system maintenance, installed new releases, for Gould 32/77 Minicomputer. Wrote several geophysical processing applications (signal...
Strata Search, Denver, CO
software developer
1984 - 1984
February 1984 - October 1984 Developed GKS-like, device-independent graphics package for geophysical workstation. Wrote device drivers for Calcomp plotter (pen device), Benson electrostatic...
Seiscom Delta United, Houston, Texas
software developer
1980 - 1980
As technical support group member, supported field engineers with site-specific operating system installations. Supplemented shortcomings of Gould (S.E.L.) MPX-32 OS, devised incremental backup...
University of Texas Astronomy Department
software developer
1974 - 1979
Photographic image processing for Skylab data reduction. Maintained star data base. Wrote customized text editor. Used CDC 6400/6600, PDP 8/e, and Data General Nova.


Blackstone Career Institute
Diploma in Paralegal Studies
- 2011
Texas State University
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
- 2002
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in English
- 1998
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