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Projects: Context-sensitive and stand-alone application help. Policies and procedures. Website orientation help systems.

Services: Migrating to single-source authoring platform, developing single-sourcing object templates, interviewing content owners and engineers, prototyping and testing, authoring help, HTML coding, creating graphics.

Tools: AuthorIT, Epic Editor, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver, HomeSite, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio.

Examples:

442-topic XHTML online help system for the company’s hardware and software high-resolution ultrasound imaging system.
VisualSonics Vevo 2100 Help 442-topic XHTML online help system for the company’s hardware and software high-resolution ultrasound imaging system. As sole contract technical writer, designed and developed custom print output template and custom XHTML template for single-sourcing output. Developed 442 topics and the 101-term index. Published to XHTML Help and PDF.

295-topic XHTML online help system for ResourceMate, an automated system for managing library items, patrons and circulation.
ResourceMate Help 295-topic online help system for ResourceMate, an automated system for managing library items, patrons and circulation. As sole contract technical writer, reconceived the help system, designed and developed custom print output template and custom XHTML and CHM templates for single-sourcing output, and developed all 295 topics. Published to CHM for stand-alone help access, plus to XHTML for linked Web access to updated content on the ResourceMate help server.

174-topic online help system for FM3, an online fund management system for hedge fund managers.
FM Help 174-topic online help system for FM, an online fund management system for hedge fund managers. As sole contract technical writer, migrated the software company to a single-sourced authoring system, developed custom print output template and custom XHTML templates, and developed all 174 topics.

307-topic HTML Help for digital signage network software technical writing example. Also single-sourced to PDF and Word.
Omnivex Display 3 Director User Guide 307-topic user guide for digital signage network software. As lead writer, structured all topics, authored topics, and single-sourced to HTML Help, PDF and Word. As lead information developer, migrated Omnivex to AuthorIT single-sourcing platform, and trained writers to develop content in AuthorIT.

81-topic context-sensitive online help system technical writing example
Telus DM Help 50-topic XHTML online help system for the online print ordering system for this Canadian telecommunications company. As sole contract technical writer, designed and developed custom print output template and custom XHTML template for single-sourcing output. Developed all content and published to XHTML Help and PDF.


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