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Jennifer K. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jan 22, 2016

Jennifer K.

Polishing your documents.
   United States
  |   Cincinnati, OH

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With more than nine years of writing and editing experience, I'm ready to tackle your job. Past projects range from technical manuals, magazine articles, and newsletters to newsprint, websites, and blogs. Eleven years in software and web development add to my expertise, as does a solid education, with degrees from Cornell and Berkeley. In addition, past employers will attest to my competence, reliability, and organizational skills. Consider me for your job. As a newcomer, I'm eager to make a good first impression.

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Published this article in a parenting magazine.
Published this essay in a parenting magazine.
Published this piece in a parenting magazine.
Posted this piece on a parenting blog.
Posted this piece on a parenting blog.
Prepared this document for a community organization, as part of a series of user guides...
Prepared this document for a community organization, as part of a series of user guides...
Prepared this document for a community organization, as part of a series of user guides...

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Service Description

Having written for a wide variety of venues, I am open to a diverse range of projects. Most recently I have worked in the following areas:

- Technical writing and editing: With the latest copy of the "Handbook of Technical Writing" open on my desk, I have prepared product manuals, test plans, and technical reports for software firms. Two degrees in computer science-related fields add to my qualifications in this area. Eleven years of experience in the IT industry also facilitate my job of explaining technology to end customers.

- Newsletter editing: Over the past few years I have worked on several newsletters, authoring columns, contributing articles, proofreading material, and serving as general editor. Using my technical know-how, I led two organizations in transitioning from paper to electronic newsletters (in MailChimp and HTML). My organizational skills have helped me tremendously in these tasks. Clients describe me as "on top of things" and "better than a calendar" when asked about my ability to manage deadlines and details.

- Fiction: Having completed two middle-grade novels, I also have an interest in creative writing. Critiquing peers' manuscripts, through my membership in SCBWI, adds to my experience in this area. Consider me for your proofreading needs.

- Website maintenance: With eleven years of experience constructing and maintaining websites for community groups, I am well-versed in HTML, CSS, and WordPress. Contact me about researching content for your...

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DTH Software
Technical Writer and Editor
2013 - 2015
Wrote and edited test plans and user manuals for VoIP billing system software. Conducted QA testing.
Freelance Writing and Editing
Writer and editor
2006 - 2013
Published articles in parenting magazines. Authored columns in two monthly newsletters. Prepared and edited user guides for a community organization. Reported for local newspapers. Served as editor...
Freelance Web Development
Web Developer
2002 - 2013
Designed and developed websites in HTML/CSS and WordPress for community organizations on a voluntary basis. Researched content. Tested and validated pages. Maintained the sites, updating calendars...
Symbiotic, Inc & Symbiotic Services, LLC
2000 - 2002
Designed and implemented Java and C++ applications for use in foreign currency exchange systems. Documented features.
Own Business
Software Developer
1999 - 2000
Designed and programmed software in Java, C++, and Perl for Symbiotic Services and Nokia Telecommunications. Documented and tested applications. Managed business contracts, accounts, and taxes.
Nokia Telecommunications
Group Manager, Software Developer
1996 - 1999
Led a team of seven software developers and technical writers in developing and maintaining new features in C++ and Perl for software used to manage cell phone networks. Demonstrated product and...
Center for European Economic Research
Computer Programmer
1995 - 1996
Designed, developed, and tested database applications.
Research Institute for Applications-Oriented Data
1994 - 1995
Developed simulation software in Objective C.


Universal Class
Proofreading and Copyediting 101
2014 - 2014
University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
1991 - 1994
Cornell University
B.S., Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
1987 - 1991
Denmark's International Study Program
Semester abroad
1989 - 1989
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technical writing
Chicago Manual of Style
Microsoft Manual of Style
Handbook of Technical Writing
web maintenance
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