Overview:
I am a 30-year veteran of the professional audio equipment industry. The Imax Corporation presently employs me as a technical writer responsible for production of print, online and CD versions of installation and operation manuals. My position involves all aspects of document production, including information collection, text composition and revision, layout, illustration, and subcontracting of translators for non-English versions of texts.

Education:
Jefferson State College, Birmingham, Alabama

Dale Carnegie Training, Birmingham, Alabama
Certificate of Completion, May 1973

Electro-Acoustics Sound System Designer, SYN-AUD-CON
Certificate of Achievement, November, 1973

Herzing Technical School, Birmingham, Alabama
Diploma, October 1971

Greensboro High School, Greensboro, Alabama
Diploma, May 1969

Experience:
October 1974 - Present
Sonics Associates, an IMAX Company.

Technical Writer: created, wrote, proofread and edited technical manuals,brochures, application sheets and specifications documents. All documents were completed up to the pre-press stage or were distributed on CD format.

Oxmoor Corporation, an IMAX Company.

National Sales Manager: developed a representative network through the U.S. to market Oxmoor products. Provided product training and support to the representative network. Performed direct sales support to Oxmoor clients as well as product application support. Coordinated and worked all industry trade shows for Oxmoor including AES, National Systems Contractors Association and Infocomm.

Technical Writer: created, wrote, proofread and edited technical manuals, brochures, product application notes and specifications documents for Oxmoor products.

Web Design: created the layout of OxmoorÕs web site, www.oxmoor.com, worked with webmaster to upload documentation for web site. Maintained web site until a webmaster was hired.

July 1970 - April 1974:
Maze Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama.

Sales Manager: served as audio division sales manager. Provided technical and installation support for all audio products.

Technician: served as audio division service technician.

High School Honors:
Class co-valedictorian
Secretary, National Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta

Computer Knowledge:
Skills: defined parameters, planned objectives, implemented, evaluated and reviewed results for the following projects:
  • Design and layout of corporate web page
  • Construction of a large, multipurpose facility for a local church
  • Creation of a 200-page user manual for a state-of-the-art theatre control system
  • Multi-
Computer Platforms:

Software Applications:
Macintosh and PC

Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMill, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Quark XPress, Virtual PC, FileMaker Pro, Transmit FTP, Fetch FTP, STF Manager fax software, Graphic Converter, Stuffit compression/expansion software, Toast Deluxe 4 CD write software, Font Reserve, Portfolio, UMAX Magic Scan, Text Bridge, Corel Draw 8, Norton Utilities, Retrospect backup software, MacLink Plus, Telnet Application and Norton AntiVirus.

Computer Knowledge: Macintosh:
  • Macintosh to PC interfacing
  • Macintosh to PC cross-platform compatibility issues
  • Advanced Macintosh troubleshooting
  • Extensive experience in Mac file transfer
  • Advanced knowledge of SCSI, TCP/IP, Ethernet, LAN, small network routing, and hard-drive maintenance such as disk optimizing and backup

PC:

  • PC to Macintosh interfacing
  • PC to Macintosh cross platform compatibility
  • PC troubleshooting
  • PC file transfer
  • Knowledge of SCSI, TCP/IP, Ethernet, LAN, small network routing, and hard-drive maintenance such as disk optimizing and backup