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Shelley Collett | Elance
 
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Shelley Collett

QA Manager / Freelance Writer
   United States
  |   Stanardsville, VA

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

As a multi-faceted individual, I'm skilled in both software QA and writing, rewriting, editing, and proofreading.

I'm venturing from full-time office work into a full-time work-at-home freelancer. My desires are to find and keep quality clients, and expand my skills and experience by providing them with quality work, while still having fun.

My specialties in Software QA include Agile, manual testing, test management, requirements review, and end-to-end functional testing - including database verification, something I have a particular...

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Aug 20, 2015|Testing & QA|$140,023|Completed
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5.0
Jan 26, 2015|Technical Writing|$3,588|Working
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5.0
Nov 3, 2013|Article Writing|$27|Completed
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5.0
Aug 25, 2013|Creative Writing|$44|Working
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5.0

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Portfolio

Gear review for scuba diving website
http://scubadiverlife.com/2013/05/12/product-review-aqualung-lotus-i3-bcd/
Part of a travel series for a scuba diving website
http://scubadiverlife.com/2013/06/19/diving-bucket-list-12-coron-island-philippines/
An instructional article written for a scuba diving website
http://scubadiverlife.com/2013/06/13/dive-safety-hydration/
Personal story for a scuba diving website
http://scubadiverlife.com/2012/09/04/the-dive-that-never-was/
Personal story article for self-improvement and motivational website
http://www.successfreaks.com/author/shelley_guest/

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web application testing

Service Description

QUALITY ASSURANCE
I'm a QA Manager offering more than a dozen years of experience ensuring first-rate quality for enterprise systems initiatives. I've worked with projects for the Department of Defense, FEMA, Humana, and Sony Online Entertainment among others. Professionally I've run the gambit from entry level tester all the way up to QA Manager - a position I've held in one form or another for over 5 years.

I have entered into two companies and created QA departments for them where none existed prior, complete with tools and processes specific to their needs. I have worked in conjunction with numerous Project Managers, Developers, CEOs, and VPs to ensure effective requirements, specifications, and cross functional teamwork.

With an ability to adapt to any environment, I have worked in and led teams using many varied resources and processes while offering my own advice for changes based on my experience and the needs of the company. From full IEEE standard Test Plans and associated documentation to scripts written in Excel, to sophisticated Test Management tools, I've used them all successfully.


WRITING:
I'm a freelance writer with regular travel, technical, educational, and story articles on an active website, personal blog articles, and other articles as opportunities arise. As a former adventure guide, current scuba diving instructor, whitewater enthusiast, hiker, and avid traveler, I have many experiences to draw from for both non-fiction and creative...

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Employment

Freelance
QA Management and Writing
2013 - Present
Various QA Management and Writing Projects on Elance and Freelance.com These are all visible. Since this changes frequently, I can provide specifics by request.
Silverchair Learning Systems / Relias Learning
QA Manager
2010 - 2013
Manage testing and performance validation for proprietary software learning management system, employee survey management system, and family social application. Facilitate testing needs assessments...
Sony Online Entertainment
QA Supervisor
2008 - 2008
Manage testing and performance validation for flagship computer game product lines. Facilitate testing needs assessments with project managers and development team leaders. Create test scripts,...
Information Manufacturing Corporation
QA Lead
2006 - 2008
Served as key member of test team for contracted provider of information exploitation technology solutions to the U.S. intelligence community, armed services, and private sector. Teamed with...
TekSystems
QA Lead / Analyst
2004 - 2006
Led on- and offshore teams tasked with providing QA for process, production, and systems enhancements to high-profile clients for a global leader in IT services and solutions provision. Teamed with...
Anvicom
QA Tester
2000 - 2003
Coordinated full life cycle testing for a provider of e-business, software development, networking, and integration services for governmental agencies and the defense community. Facilitated...

Education

PADI
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
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Scrum Alliance
Scrum Master
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