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Veronica S. | Elance
 
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Veronica S.

Technical Writer, Editor, & Consultant
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL
  |  3:57 am Local Time

Overview

With an extensive technical background, degrees in electronics and technical communication, and over ten years of experience writing and editing technical documents, including user manuals, non-fiction books, spreadsheets, presentations, tutorials, educational worksheets, and web content, I excel at working with subject-matter experts to gather information, quickly identify relevant data and audiences, and produce documents that are clear and user friendly for both technical and non-technical audiences.
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My ability to quickly learn and...

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Portfolio

Sample page from a procedure manual I created in MS Word for use by DeVry University...
Sample page from a procedure and software manual I created in MS Word for use by DeVry...
Cover page for a registration guide I created using MS Publisher for use by DeVry...
Sample page from a hardware and procedure manual I created in MS Word for a dot-matrix...
I created this Excel graph using data from the Evanston police department and weather...
Proofread and edited manuscript for formatting, spelling, grammar, punctuation,...
Formatted rough draft of text and tables into finished manuscript. Proofread and edited...
Formatted rough draft of 25 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 17 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 21 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 13 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 15 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 17 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Formatted rough draft of 21 separate articles into finished manuscript. Proofread and...
Redesigned this form to improve usability.
Redesigned this application to improve usability.
Designed this sign for the DeVry University Registrar's Office. In keeping with the...
This is a paper I wrote on how text and space work together to set the mood, look and...
This is a paper I wrote discussing the cost of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA),...
This is a paper I wrote discussing graphics that are presented to the public to create...
I redesigned these instructions to improve usability. They were created for a professor...
This is a logo I created for my freelance business.
This is an illustration I created in MS Paint for a procedure manual used by DeVry...
This is an illustration I created in MS Paint for a procedure manual used by DeVry...
This is a report I wrote analyzing the operation of an automatic gain control circuit I...

Skills (10)

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Procedure Manuals
Document Design

Service Description

With over ten years of experience providing professional technical editing, writing, documentation, and consulting services to corporations and small businesses, I work with existing content and subject matter experts to develop fully customized documentation for both technical and nontechnical audiences that meet specific needs, including academic writing, business reports, conference documentation, employee handbooks, engineering reports, exam development, Excel spreadsheet development, formatting, hardware manuals, PowerPoint, procedure manuals, software manuals, technical editing, training manuals, usability studies and reports, and website design.

My ability to learn new software quickly and ability to adapt to changes in priorities, direction, and timeline has been tested and proven over the years through my experience working in a university and on multiple projects at one time. It was during this time that I learned how to create documentation for new system implementations using adult learning theory techniques.

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Employment

Global Studies Association
Technical Writer, Editor, and Web Designer
2004 - Present
Design, code, and maintain the Association website; assist with yearly conference planning, documentation, and registration; and edit the yearly Brill journal of conference papers.
The Quarasan Group, Inc.
Freelance Technical Writer
2013 - 2013
Developed an engineering competition scenario and questions for high school juniors and seniors.
Selection Works, LLC
Freelance Technical Writer
2012 - 2013
Developed multiple-choice promotional exams for police and firefighters across the US.
DeVry University, Chicago Campus
Freelance Technical Writer
2012 - 2012
Accessed campus databases and provided weekly and monthly data reports focusing on number of classes offered, enrollment, attrition, and retention.
DeVry University, Chicago Campus
Scheduler/Report Builder
2004 - 2012
Created campus schedules while providing updated documentation and data reports; and designed user-friendly documents, including software instructions, spreadsheets, and campus manuals and guides.

Education

Illinois Institute of Technology
MS in Technical Communication & Information Design
2003 - 2004
DeVry University
BS in Electronics Engineering Technology
1999 - 2002
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css
spreadsheets
editing
consultant
documentation
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