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SKILLS:

  • General skills: professional; extremely hard working; excellent at multi-tasking; able to complete 99% of work before deadlines; highly proficient problem-solver and troubleshooter; team player; superb writing, editing and proofreading skills; fast learner; multi-talented and highly adaptable
  • Web and coding skills: HomeSite, Dreamweaver, and others; HTML 4.0, XHTML 1.0, XML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Graphic skills: Adobe Photoshop
  • System skills: Windows NT, Unix, Linux, Macintosh, Apache; QA tester/developer; hardware/software technical support for variety of products via telephone and E-mail
  • Writing skills: book author; newsletter producer, editor and writer; departmental procedures; technical manuals; training materials and manuals; web encyclopedia; various web content author; report writer; testcase writer; over 12 years writing experience in a variety of mediums.
  • Office skills: MS Office (includes Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Powerpoint), MS Project; WordPerfect, ACT, FileMaker, and more; type at 99 wpm with 98%; 10-key at 98% accuracy; accounting; data entry; phones; filing; shipping

EXPERIENCE:

CollegeNET, Portland OR (2003-present) -- Lead Web Developer

  • creates and edits web-based college application forms
  • uses XML-based applications written with in-house XML tool (Snapp)
  • image editing with Adobe Photoshop
  • creates/edits flat HTML/CSS application instruction pages

Mozilla, Mountain View CA (2002-2005) - QA tester/bug writer

  • triaged bugs filed on the Mozilla product
  • replicated/confirmed bugs reported
  • wrote testcases for engineers to use in fixing reported bugs

Freelance (2000-present) - Content Writer/Web Coder

  • content rewrites, site design/coding
  • owns/administrates own business specializing in creating fully accessible web sites for those with disabilities
  • compatibility with all browsers/platforms, full HTML-compliance, and minimum turnaround time
  • converts sites to XHTML/CSS, cleans up invalid code, improves search engine results
  • writes training documentation for site maintenance/updates
  • 2002 3rd place winner web development team member in the Accessibility Internet Rally of California

Oxygen Media, San Francisco CA (1999-2001) - HTML and Documentation Guru

Coding duties:

  • spearheaded accessibility coding
  • coded programs for the award-winning ThriveOnline site (closed); samples available upon request
  • developed within Interwoven/Teamsite environment
  • implemented 2 migrations from ISP to ISP/no content management system to Interwoven system; included recoding (HTML/CGI), QA testing; documenting results
  • primary JavaScript coder
  • multiple platform environment (NT, UNIX, Mac)

Writing duties:

  • training documentation/intensive tutorials for in-house staff on coding/updating per company standards; samples available upon request
  • wrote materials and trained technical and non-technical staff in CSS and Teamsite template use

Other duties:

  • created Teamsite templates with accompanying documentation and tutorials
  • implemented company/site CSS standards with accompanying tutorial documentation
  • image editing

EDUCATION:

Neumann College, Aston PA (1984-1988)

B.S. in Business Administration with Concentration in Computer and Information Management. Achieved 3.6 GPA out of a possible 4.0. Listed six times on Neumann College Dean's List and three times in The National Dean's List.

ASSOCIATIONS:

W3C (2007-)

Invited expert on the HTML Working Group.

glasshaus (2002-2003)

Co-author, The Web Professional's Handbook. Wrote the chapter on Cascading Style Sheets.

Evolt.org (2000-2002)

Contributed several articles to the evolt.org web developer site.

Michael Wolff & Company Inc., New York NY (1995)

Contributing Writer. Composed several items for the book Net Trek.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

  • Introduction to C, Clark College (2004)
  • How To Build Accessible Web Sites, Phill Jenkins (IBM, W3C) (2002)
  • Local Area Networks Implementation, Applied Network Solutions (1996)
  • Quality Education System, Philip Crosby (1992)

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