Aaron Polczynski

Freelance Technical Writer & Proofreader

Location:Standish, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Aaron M. Polczynski

119 S. James ¦ Standish, Mi 48658 ¦ 989-714-9501 ¦ a_polczynski@charter.net
Inactive DoD Top Secret (SCI) Clearance

Summary of Qualifications

- 7 years experience writing and editing technical documentation, including military intelligence reports, user manuals, web sites, annual reports, presentations, and grants.
- Working together with all levels of leadership.
- Knowledgeable of MLA and APA styles of writing.
- Exceptional ability to review and edit documentation for accuracy and completeness.
- Thorough knowledge of research methods, techniques, and sources of information.

Professional Experience

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)
June 2009 - December 2010

Student Worker

- Wrote monthly dissemination reports detailing grant awards.
- Co-authored the Sponsored Programs Annual Report booklet.
o Summarizes all grants, contracts, and sponsored research activity at SVSU.
- Created Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for various training seminars.
- Created many VSpace grant writing training modules.
- Co-Authored the Saginaw Bay Writing Project book of short stories alongside Elaine Hunyadi, head of the Saginaw Bay Writing Project.
o Book of short stories submitted by teachers all over the Great Lakes Bay Area.
- Spearheaded grant writing projects in order to obtain funding for instructors’ and students’ projects.
- Maintained and updated documentation after new data is submitted.

Internship – Standish City Hall
June 2008 – August 2008


- Researched and wrote proposals and grants to assist with the funding of Standish City Police equipment and activities.
- Assisted City Hall employees with miscellaneous tasks.

Internship – GotGame
June 2008 – August 2008


- Authored news articles related to past, present, and future computer and console video games.
- Performed research on topics related to computer and console gaming.

United States Air Force
July 2002 – July 2006

Imagery Analyst

- Top Secret (SCI) DoD Security Clearance
- Authored over 1,000 Imagery interpretation reports.
- Provided analysis of electro-optical and advanced synthetic aperture radar imagery in direct support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Trained new personnel in the use of imagery software.

Technical Expertise

Programs: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign


Bachelor of Fine Arts - Saginaw Valley State University (December 2010)

Major: Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Minor: Political Science


Meritorious Service Medal – June 2007
Eagle Scout


Dr. Fenobia Dallas
Assistant Professor of English
Zahnow Library 219
(989) 964-4627

Melissa Woodward
Administrative Secretary
Zahnow Library 228
Telephone: 989-964-4295
Fax: 989-790-1276

Janet Rentsch
Director Sponsored & Academic Programs Support
Zahnow Library 228
Telephone: 989-964-7120
Fax: 989-790-1276

Julie Decker
Coordinator Post Grant Awards
Zahnow Library 227
Telephone: 989-964-4941
Fax: 989-790-1276
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing