Educated in technical communications and with a passion for design, in 1992 I left my position as a senior technical writer for Dictaphone Corporation and founded WriteDesign, a consulting business in Melbourne, Florida. The focus of the business was to design marketing materials such as brochures and catalogs, and to write technical manuals and user guides. We worked primarily for high-tech, financial, manufacturing, and real estate companies.
In 1997, I moved to San Francisco where I continued to help companies with their writing and design projects as an independent contractor on an as-needed basis. I worked from my studio at Hunters Point. In 2006 I relocated back to my home state of Florida where I continue to write, design, and build websites for small businesses. I also pursue my passion for art and photography.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
Autodesk (developers for design, gaming, and filmmaking software) San Rafael, CA URL: autodesk.com Work: Technical writer working on documentation of their flagship product AutoCAD. Wrote documentation and created graphics for the New Features Workshop as part of their online Help system.
MK Shannon Awards & Rewards, Inc. Oakland, CA URL: mkshannon.com Work: Continue to work as their marketing director with responsibilities that include writing and designing all marketing materials and ads; designing and maintaining their websites; doing all SEO functions; writing and designing all e-marketing such as email announcements and eNewsletters; and supporting the needs of the staff. Traveled to trade shows on an as-needed basis.
Innovative Routines International, Inc. (software developer for database sorting) Melbourne, FL URL: iri.com Work: Wrote and designed marketing materials, a technical manual, and redesigned their logo for CoSort, their flagship product. It is still being used today!
Ovson Communications (professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach) San Francisco, CA URL: ovson.com Work: Wrote descriptions of services and speaking topics, and designed graphics for marketing materials including their website.
Database Specialists (high-tech company specializing in Oracle technology) San Francisco, CA URL: dbspecialists.com Work: Designed marketing campaigns around an analytical tool called DatabaseRx.
Jeannette Congdon, Lawyer (attorney specializing in personal injury and worker's comp cases) Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina URL: congdonlaw.com Work: Designed stationery package (letterhead, envelopes, business cards) and wrote and designed website.
EDUCATION B. S., Technical Communications, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 1989 M. O. T., Management of Technology (high-tech MBA), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 1992