Barbara Waxer

Freelance Test Writer & Editor

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Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/barbarawaxer
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5.0
2 Skills
$60
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

? Award-winning writer and editor
? Superb presentation and workshop speaker
? Accomplished copyright law and media educator
? Inspiring leader, project manager, and team lead
? Thrives in time-critical telecommuting environments
? Excellent analyzer and program creator


EXPERIENCE

Technical Writer/Educator/Presenter Albuquerque, NM • 1998-present

Freelance author and Developmental Editor of software, copyright, and web technology textbooks for the instructional market, reaching an audience of tens of thousands per edition. Focus on student engagement and copyright law. Work with instructional designers to develop elearning components and online resources.

Author of Adobe Flash CS6 (Adobe-certified), the Adobe CS6 Web Collection, various Office 2010 and 2013 products including MOS Certification, Web 3.0, Internet Surf and Turf: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media, Adobe Photoshop Elements, among others.

Developmental Editor for Adobe and Microsoft products, including multimedia and web technology textbooks, and official certification guides. Clients: Cengage Learning, Course Technology, BASICS, and Delmar Learning series. Other: Microsoft Press, Perspection Press, Pearson-Prentice Hall, and Sybex Press.
Presenter/Media and Copyright Educator at Santa Fe Community College in Media Arts and Film Departments. Teach copyright and media; writing for mass media; and Adobe products. Conduct copyright and media workshops.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) CONTRACTORS Albuquerque, NM • 1993-2000
Systems Analyst Epsilon Systems Solutions
Supported DOE’s Technical Training and Qualification Program, managed and developed databases, business operations, reports and procedures. Developed and taught seminars in support of Defense Programs divisions, with a specific focus on project management, computer graphics, publishing, and business proposals.

Director of Publishing TetraTech NUS
Managed 10-person publishing division that produced the Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico. Supervised authoring and production teams in content, design, graphics, and database applications for print, electronic, and web-based deliverables under shifting deadlines and requirements.

Senior Engineering Associate Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation
Provided systems analysis, training, and technical writing for environment, safety, and health; oversight; standards; and performance-based programs.

CONSULTANT Albuquerque, NM • 1988-1998
Health Sciences Ethics Program (HSEP) - University of New Mexico (UNM)
Wrote grants, developed databases and websites, and assisted in project training, project management, and Internet research. Developed cross-training bioethics projects between UNM Law and Medical Schools. Developed and managed Palliative Care/Hospice database and website.
Institute of Public Law - University of New Mexico
Responsible for grant research and writing, marketing, training, online academic research, and database design for the Center for Wildlife Law and the Center for Health, Law, and Ethics.


HawkWatch International
Responsible for bringing stable, effective management to operations and for developing financial and long-range planning programs. Conducted nonprofit management training for Board of Directors and staff.
Palm Springs Media
Provided marketing, editorial, and publishing management for the National Video Buyer’s Guide (four-color, 350-pg, 100K press run, 50K list), and the Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament Program (four-color, 25 full-page display ads).

NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION 1988-1998
Executive Director People Living Through Cancer (PLTC) Albuquerque, NM
As its executive and development director, directed eight-person team in development, grants and special events; represented PLTC to public, media, funding, and government entities. Created strategic plan, and expanded cancer support services to minority and underserved communities. Increased budget 40%; donations 35%.

Media Director Pueblo to People Houston, TX
Publishing director for four-color catalogs (35-pg, 100K press run) and database administrator (75K list), 1.5M sales.

Associate Director Elsie Publishing Institute (EPI)/Lesbian Connection Lansing, MI
Developed and directed programs for this tax-exempt job training organization in publishing, pre-press, and printing (25K press runs), sole-support direct-mail fundraising, and mailing list administration.

Editor Michigan Legislative Service Bureau Lansing, MI
Edited high-volume copy having complex editorial and typographic requirements; Document Editor for official archives.
Instructor Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
As Undergraduate Assistant for Chinese language students, taught grammar and analysis of sentence structure and syntax.

EDUCATION

Webster University Albuquerque, NM
Master of Arts With Distinction • Computer Resources and Information Management
National Graduate Mortar Board
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts: Chinese With High Honor, Phi Beta Kappa • Cognates: Anthropology, History, Philosophy
National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan
Mandarin Training Center Language Certificate

AWARDS and GRANTS

Internet Surf and Turf: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media (Thomson Learning 2006)
• New England Book Show Award – College Category
• TEXTY Authoring Excellence Award –Text and Academic Authors Association

Pacific Cultural Foundation San Francisco, CA
Asian Scholar Travel Grant to Study Chinese in Taiwan
SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

Adobe Creative Suite 6 and eLearning Suite, Microsoft Office 2013 and other Adobe Microsoft applications, online and mobile apps, digital publishing, Google Docs and related applications, various OS and project management applications.


PROFESSIONAL and VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative: Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art – Consultant
Congregation Nahalat Shalom – President and Board Member; Capital Campaign Director, Fundraising and Communications Committee member, Jewish-Arab Dialog
Text and Academic Authors Association – Council Member
Volunteer Project Manager of Drupal-based Content Management System - website and database
Mike Keedy Service Award on Behalf of Authors
President’s Award for Nonprofit Service
SAMPLING OF RECENT LECTURES / WORKSHOPS: Copyright & Media


? ASTD-NM & NM Evaluators Conference
? Cengage/Course Technology Conference for Instructors of Internet Technologies
? Delgado Community College, New Orleans
? Post-Katrina eLearning Training
? Fresco Fine Art Publishers Conference
? League for Innovation Conference on Information Technology – Full-day Learning Session
? New Mexico Green Builders Association
? New Mexico Small Business Development Center
? New Mexico Women in Film Conference
? Pearson CITE Online Learning Conference
? San Juan College Faculty Development Center
? Santa Fe Community College – Center for Learning Excellence – Welcome Week
? Santa Fe Photography Workshops
? Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
? Text and Academic Authors Association Conference


SECURITY CLEARANCE

Q (Level 3, DoD Top Secret) - U.S. Department of Energy 1993-2000, currently inactive
Skills (2) Rating
Test Writing
Editing