Derek Newman

Freelance Document Designer & Technical Illustrator

Location:torrance, California, United States
Phone: 310756-6687
2 Skills
Derek Newman


To find a long term, career-oriented position that will utilize my broad base of skills and experience.


5/2010 to 8/2011 Buddy Systems, LLC Murrieta, CA

Sales Manager

Plan and direct sales operations.

Manage 3rd party sales representative organizations.

Assist management and engineering in new product development.

Salary:$84,000.00 yearly

7/2007 to 12/2010 KMA Network Systems, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA

Operations Manager

Manage technical publications staff of 10 full time writers.

Assign projects based on deadlines.

Develop technical pricing proposals based on customer needs on a per project basis for the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

Assist in managing client expectations.

Edited all completed projects for technical and grammatical accuracy.

Salary: $96,000.00 yearly

10/2001 to 7/2007 KMA Network Systems, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA

Technical Writer/Illustrator

Research and write Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Aircraft Maintenance Manuals, Fault Isolation Manuals, Component Maintenance Manuals, Illustrated Parts Catalogs, and Service Bulletins for publication per ATA iSpec 2100 for commercial aviation equipment.

Gather technical information, prepare written text, and coordinate layout and organization of technical manuals.

Research available engineering information such as drawings, design description documents, and test specifications.

Salary: $69,500.00 yearly

9/1999 to 6/2001 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA


Area of Study: Liberal Arts: Emphasis on Business and Technology.


Huntington Beach Unified School District - General Education.

Golden West College – Undergraduate Studies.

Special Skills

A Strong working knowledge of various PC based Windows software programs, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Acrobat, and Corel Draw.


Loyal and Hardworking. I learn new tasks quickly and am conscientious about attendance and attention to detail.