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Gary S.

Editor: Technical, copy, and layout & Tech writer
   United States
  |   Detroit, MI
  |  9:54 am Local Time

Overview

Gary Schnabl is an electrical and computer engineer--turned technical editor. He has a keen mastery of technical, layout, and copy editing, in addition to technical writing, line editing, proofreading, and indexing.

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May 23, 2010|User Guides & Manuals|$2,065|Working
May 6, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$85|Completed
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Feb 6, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$56|Completed
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Nov 26, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$1,900|Working
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Portfolio

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This is a PDF file exported from my technically edited ODT file format that OOoAuthors...

Skills (10)

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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Adobe FrameMaker
Adobe FrameMaker 8 Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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CSS
CSS 2.0 Test
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HTML
HTML 4.01 Test
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Computer Skills
Computer Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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OpenOffice 3 (similar to MS Office Professional 2007)

Service Description

Gary Schnabl is an electrical engineer with exceptionally keen eyes and "ears" for editing and rewriting so that your documents or Web sites will contain proper, standard idiomatic English. Furthermore, he will clean up any documents written by authors using English as a second language and have them looking and "sounding" as if they were written by a native-speaking American.

One completed project involved a six-month full-time contract at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor as a technical writer and as a technical and copy editor--updating timely engineering manuals (often originally written in Germany, Switzerland, or the Czech Republic) and writing procedural user guides and tutorials with illustrative screen captures for Motorola/Freescale assemblers and compilers.

Software engineers and developers of firmware use those documents for programming firmware that controls the 8-bit and 16-bit embedded microcontrollers manufactured by Freescale. This firm (spun off from Motorola in December 2005 and taken private a year later) in Austin TX has over $6 billion in annual revenues and provides the embedded-microprocessor chips used in over 60% of all trucks and automobiles made in the US, in addition to vehicles manufactured elsewhere.

Another project is serving as an ongoing lead technical editor for the OOoAuthors documentation project of OpenOffice.org (OOo). OOo (in conjunction with its sponsor, Sun Microsystems) develops a free multiplatform office software suite,...

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Employment

OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice
Technical editor, copyeditor, and writer
2006 - Present
Lead technical editor on the OOoAuthors documentation project for developing detailed, procedural user guides of the OpenOffice.org software suite (similar to Microsoft Office Professional 2007)....
Freescale Semiconductor (Motorola spin-off)
Technical editor and writer
2005 - 2005
Contract with the Metrowerks subsidiary at Austin administered by TAC Worldwide.

Education

Blackhawk Technical College
FAA-approved Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics
1985 - 1987
University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS Electrical engineering
1970 - 1975

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technical writer and editor
copyeditor and proofreader
indexing & ebook formatting
DTP: Adobe FrameMaker
HTML - XHTML - CSS - AJAX
book layout / publishing
XML (DocBook 5) - PHP
template design - InDesign
Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF
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