Education, Experience and Skills


Web Development Certificate - December 2009
Seminole State College of Florida

B.S. Journalism - December 2003
University of Florida


Professional experience

Technical Communications Specialist
Lake Mary, FL
  1. Create, edit and/or review content in adherence to HFS standards, including those for software, Web, and documentation, with the ability to navigate multiple file formats, including Web sites, compiled Help, formatted technical and marketing documentation, and training.
  2. Participate in the Product Development process as a member of the project team to develop an understanding of the requirements for the product.
  3. Collect, clarify, and translate technical information in order to create documentation.
  4. Accurately document software content and functionality, providing users with the information required to use the product.
  5. Produce accurate documentation that conforms to the style, format, process, and structure guidelines.
  6. Participate in peer reviews or edits.
  7. Develop an understanding, through research, of the latest tools, technologies, procedures, and standards as required by the Technical Communications department.
  8. Organize and maintain various documentation assets.
  9. Assist team members and other groups within organization on projects.
  10. Build and maintain working relationships with project team members and co-workers to successfully complete projects and assigned tasks.
Vehicle Description Document Developer
Orlando, FL
  1. Perform intelligence-related research.
  2. Maintain a library of Vehicle Description Documents for 3D artists to use as reference.
  3. Edit, standardize and make changes to material. Review and recommend revisions in scope, format and content.
  4. In-depth research of 3D modeling including Subject Matter Expert (SME) reviews and access to Army Knowledge Online.
  5. Photographic research and image editing with Adobe Photoshop. Maintain source data collection catalog.
  6. Review Technical Manuals and research vehicle variants to recommend the most accurate model to develop.
Jr. Technical Writer
Innovative Logistics, Inc.
Orlando, FL
  1. Create TM 1-4920-443-24-2 Field and Sustainment Maintenance Manual for aviation testing equipment.
  2. Edit and make changes to more than 2,000 pages of manual with ISO 9001:2008 standards compliance.
  3. Adhere to Military Standard (MIL-STD) 40051-1 and -2, Military Handbook (MIL-HDBK) 1222C.
  4. Research equipment and study engineering drawings to delineate maintenance procedures.
  5. Travel to site, take photos and interview SMEs or technicians on the job site to become familiar with equipment.

Marketing Coordinator
CPH Engineers, Inc.
Sanford, FL
  1. Prepare proposals and marketing collateral for civil engineering firm.
  2. Edit and contribute to employee newsletter for internal public relations.
  3. Serve as communication consultant to key support for employee meetings and communications.
  4. Dictate comments from engineers and subject matter experts.

News editor
1/2006-3/2007 (Interim Editor from 10/06-1/07)
The Observer Newspapers
New Smyrna Beach, FL
  1. Publish daily newspaper (Tues.-Sat.) with an 8 p.m. daily deadline.
  2. Design newspaper pages and proofread to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax.
  3. Plan the contents of publications according to editorial policy, brainstorm story ideas and assign topics to reporters.
  4. Monitor news-gathering operations such as press releases, contacts, radio, television and wire services.

Reporter/Copy Editor/Well-Being Editor
Venice Gondolier Sun
Venice, FL
  1. Write feature stories for section of tri-weekly newspaper. Interview sources and arrange interviews.
  2. Layout and design newspaper pages for print publishing.
  3. Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style.
  4. Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience and attendance at events.

Internships/school experience

Write music reviews, conduct interviews with musicians and write stories. Vital Source Magazine
Milwaukee, WI

Senior Editor
Fall Semester 2003
Edit and write stories, ensure copy deadlines and help develop magazine. Orange and Blue Magazine
Gainesville, FL

Write features, entertainment articles, CD reviews and maintain events calendar.
What's Happening? Publications
Gainesville, FL

Communications Department Internship
Create feature stories for online publication using Dreamweaver.
Gainesville, FL

Staff Writer
Wrote stories covering the University of Florida campus and the City of Gainesville.
Gator Times (Folded in 2002)
Gainesville, FL

Professional references available upon request