Experience and Projects

Experience and Projects

Collaborative Projects

Principal Consultants, VR Communications LLC

January 1999 – Present

Sample Projects

Structured writing, unstructured writing and blogging, research, editing, indexing, controlled vocabularies, content conversions (DITA/XML, WordPress, Drupal, markdown), web creation and management, artifact cataloging and preservation

History of Afghanistan

For an economist and historian, edited a book titled A History of Afghanistan, which was written in English about his native country. The project involved improving the draft text, indexing the material, researching for additional information, and adding tables and images. The non-native English was also edited to improve language-learner features and linguistic and cultural transfers.

Page from A History of Afghanistan

Python Programming Course

For the Pearson Charitable Foundation (Pearson plc) and the National Academy Foundation (NAF) we did a Python curriculum for high school students. The curriculum, available on the NAF website, features complete instructor lesson plans and numerous programming examples.

Collections Assistants, Computer History Museum

January 2014 – Present

For the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, researched, cataloged, and photographed computer artifacts and archival documents. Our current record-count is over 5000.

Anna’s Experience and Projects

Member of Technical Staff, Skytide Inc.

2005-2007

Business

Software company developing the Skytide Analytical Platform, which enabled the analysis of non-relational data using traditional BI (Business Intelligence) techniques without requiring transformation of the data into relational format.

Projects

Designed and created DITA-based product documents built around a comprehensive core vocabulary that featured extensive content reuse and tight integration with the Java- and XML-based product software.

Information Architect and Technical Writer at Mercury Interactive (now HP)

2003-2005

Business

Software company developing business technology optimization (BTO) software. Mercury IT Governance Center was built on a three-tier architecture containing an Oracle database.

Projects

Designed and created a documentation home page, a departmental style guide, and over 15 technical documents for two major releases. Implemented a controlled vocabulary as a “key concepts” document and semantic tool.

Principal Technical Writer at Siebel Systems, Inc. (now Oracle)

1999-2001

Business

Software company developing Siebel eBusiness Applications, a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) suite of products.

Projects

Led documentation planning/release efforts for a major product release (approximately 80 books, over 20,000 pages) for a multi-site group of 75 writers, editors, and production staff.

Director of Product Communications at Acta Technology (then Business Objects, now SAP)

1998-1999

Business

Software company developing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, including an extract/transform/load product and prepackaged data marts.

Projects

Managed technical communications and training activities. Wrote and edited technical and marketing documents for the ActaWorks product. Designed, developed, and conducted technical training courses in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Senior Technical Writer at Integrated Systems (then Wind River Systems, Inc., now Intel Corporation)

1996-1998

Business

Real-time embedded operating system and development suite.

Projects

Wrote white papers and technical manuals; designed and developed an online help system.

Senior Information Developer, Senior Manager, Manager of Business Partnerships at IBM Corporation

1981-1994

Business

Software and hardware development.

Projects

Wrote technical manuals for database (DB2), language compiler, and storage management products. For a storage management product, wrote a set of white papers on distributed data recovery and hierarchical storage management. For an IBM sales and marketing organization, wrote a technical marketing guide comparing database management systems (including DB2, Oracle, and Sybase). Managed writing, editing, and production groups. Managed a business partnership program.

Technical Writer at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

1979-1981

Business

High-energy physics laboratory.

Projects

Wrote technical documentation, did user consulting, and wrote software programs.

Teacher in Southern and Northern California

1971-1979

Taught German, English, history, and political science in secondary schools in the Oxnard Union and Campbell Union High School districts.

Dick’s Experience and Projects

Senior Software Engineer at Pillar Data Systems (now Oracle)

2005-2006

Business

Storage and storage management software and hardware.

Projects

Developed multi-pathing device driver software for the Pillar Axiom storage system for both Windows and AIX.

Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Corporation

1986-2002

Business

Software and hardware development.

Projects

Led software development projects. Worked as an architect and team leader. Projects included:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager device support
  • Multi-pathing device drivers for large IBM disk subsystems
  • AIX/ESA DASD and tape device support
  • VM device support for IBM 3390 and later DASD devices

Computer System Specialist at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

1969-1986

Business

High-energy physics laboratory.

Projects

Mainframe systems programmer, computer measurement and evaluation (OS/MVT, OS/SVS, VM/370).

Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs)

1967-1969

Business

Industrial research and scientific development company.

Projects

Mathematical economic modeling. Fortran scientific programming.

Analyst at IBM Service Bureau Corporation

1960-1965

Business

Software service bureau.

Projects

Fortran and Assembler programming on IBM 7094, 1401, and System/360 computers.

 

Writing, editing, organizing, preserving