Brett Politzer

Freelance Technical Writer & Writer

Location:Sunnyvale, California, United States
2 Skills
Brett Politzer
Objective: Technical Writer, Web Content Editor, Copy Editor, Research Assistant


2 years technical writing experience. 8 years software QA experience. Consummate
author of technical documentation, including formal test plans submitted to partner
companies.Proficient in Adobe FrameMaker / RoboHelp 9. Experienced in
virtualization technologies including VMware Lab Manager. Certificate in
Object-Oriented Programming (C++, Java).Familiar with all stages of software
development / project life-cycle. Distinguished by problem solving and de-bugging
skills. Experienced in a wide range of operating systems including Windows
Server 2008, Windows 7, Linux, and relational data bases such as Oracle 9I, DB2,
Sybase and MS SQL Server. Well versed in lab hardware including NetApp filer,
and Juniper IVE. Build PC’s, install drivers, service packs, and operating systems.
Self-directed and motivated, with the ability to work effectively in multi-functional
teams and successfully lead projects.


Pharmaconsultant, Inc. 07/2011 – present
Copy Editor

* Maintain and develop web content, including posting new materials, creating
banners, navigation links, and general improvements. Responsible for editing
and formatting manuscripts for Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention,
Third Edition (in press). Work with a wide range of professional authors
including pharmacologists, doctors, lawyers, chemists and toxicologists to
ensure on-time delivery, compliance with author specifications, correct
citations, readability, grammar and punctuation. Responsible for obtaining
signed permissions, or creating adaptations for third-party figures.

Software Quality Assurance / Automation 2000 – 2009

* Worked in software quality assurance / automation in a diverse range of industries
including security (Juniper Networks), banking (Bank of America), and customer
relationship management (Kana Software). Wrote test plans, reviewed technical
documentation, automated software regression tests, and reported defects.

Environmental Chemist 1995-2000

* Worked in various labs testing soil and water samples for petroleum hydrocarbon
contamination through gas chromatography.


California State University, Chico
B.S. Physical Science
Completed 5/93, GPA: 3.0

U.C.S.C. Extension
Certificate in Object Oriented Programming
Completed 6/99, GPA: 3.9
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing