Jerry Blackerby

Freelance Technical Writer & Manual Writer

Location:Milburn, Oklahoma, United States
Phone: 580-443-5618
2 Skills
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Jerry R. Blackerby

Skills Summary

§ Technical Writing/Editing – 45+ years

§ FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML (UNIX and Windows) – 15 years

§ Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, Outlook) – 17 years

§ WordStar (CP/M and DOS) – 10 years

§ Word Perfect (DOS) – 8 years

§ Adobe In-Design (IMAC) – 4 years

§ Various other word processing/editing software
Professional experience April 2002– Present

Technical Writer/ Freelance Writer/Semi-Retired

§ Typed/edited/wrote for local weekly newspaper part time from home

§ Planned, researched, and wrote capital improvements proposal for AMF Bowling via telecommuting

§ Edited/rewrote document for Boeing via telecommuting

§ Wrote several short stories/articles for consumer magazines

§ Used Adobe In-Design on IMAC

§ Used Microsoft Office on Windows

§ Used FrameMaker on Windows

January 1998 – March 2002 Contracted to:
Fujitsu Network Communications
Richardson, Texas

Contract Technical Writer

§ Planned, researched, and wrote technical manuals for state of the art fiber-optics telecommunications transmission systems.

§ Used FrameMaker+SGML on both UNIX and Windows NT

§ Used Microsoft Office on Windows NT

July 1990 – December 1997 Ericsson, Inc.
Richardson, Texas

Technical Writer/Editing Manager

§ Researched and wrote technical manuals for digital telecommunications switching equipment

§ Managed editing department and the production and distribution of technical documentation

§ Wrote and edited white papers on wireless communications

§ Wrote procedures for ISO 9000 certification

§ Created department web pages using ASCII editor and HTML code

§ Used FrameMaker and Adept Editor (SGML) on UNIX.

§ Used Microsoft Office on both standalone and networked PCs

January 1985 – July 1990 DSC Communications Corporation
Plano, Texas

Technical Writer/Manager

§ Planned, researched, and wrote technical manuals for digital telecommunications transmission equipment

§ Managed transmission products technical writing group

§ Developed and implemented new methods and techniques for technical writers

§ Used MASS-11 word processing software and the EDT and EVE ASCII editors on DEC VAX minicomputers

§ Used WordStar and WordPerfect on PC

1956 – 1984 Contracted or direct at several locations

Supervisor/Technical Writer/Editor/Instructor

§ Supervised 4 lead technical writers and 20 technical writers in preparation of digital avionics system documentation for the Navy and Air Force at Vought

§ Developed new-concept documents; such as programming handbooks and test loop diagrams for military users at Vought

§ Edited or wrote sections of RFP for major aircraft contracts at Vought and for service contracts at Cape Canaveral

§ Created on-line user’s documentation, using hypertext, for in-house software used for marketing, ordering, shipping, billing, and inventory control of manufactured components for Mostek

§ Created easy-to-follow User’s Guides for complex mainframe software system using IBM GML. Supervised technical writing team at IBM

§ Researched and wrote operation, service, and overhaul instructions for 20-ton, mobile air conditioning unit for the Air Force at Engineered Air Systems

§ Wrote operation and maintenance instructions for radar, inertial navigation, and computing equipment for missile tracking range at Cape Canaveral

§ Instructed users in theory, operation, and maintenance of radar and computing equipment at Fort Sill

June 1955 – May 1956 U. S. Civil Service
Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Radar Technician

§ Maintained counter-mortar and weather radars
Military Service 1951 – 1955 U. S. Navy

§ Florida Institute of Technology – various engineering courses

§ U. S. Navy – College Equivalency and Aviation Electronics

§ RCA Service Company – technical training courses

§ Vought Corporation – management training courses

§ Ericsson Corporation – management training courses

§ Correspondence courses – electronics and writing
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing
Manual Writing