Technical Writer and Editor: Writer and editor of technical and non-technical materials: operations manuals, engineering and scientific papers and reports, proposals and statements of qualifications, corporate communications brochures, and newsletters.
Marketing and Business Development: Help to determine and develop client sectors. Initiate client contact, then introduce appropriate technical person for follow-up with client. Periodically check on client satisfaction. Develop and maintain computerized client tracking system. Help to develop business plans.
Marketing Coordinator. Provide input into Go-No Go decisions. Work with Project Managers and other team members to submittal strategy and schedule. Help team maintain schedule and submittal vision. Assemble, write, edit, produce and/or coordinate submittal production. Obtain client debriefs. Update project experience write-ups and resumes. Work with graphics, other editors and marketing coordinators, and technical staff to maintain schedule and completion.
Senior Technical and Marketing Writer, Ecology and Environment, Inc. 2006-2012.
Wrote, edited, and produced proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, and newsletters. Edited and produced numerous engineering and permitting documents and reports. Participated in submittal strategy meetings. Help Project Manager create schedule. Provided layout and coordinated or provided production services. Worked with graphics, other editors and marketing coordinators, and technical staff to maintain schedule and completion. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices. Maintained client contact database. Managed holiday card distribution. Maintained Editing and Production calendar.
Technical Writer and Editor, Freelance. 1998 - 2006
Worked with several Portland and Seattle-area engineering clients providing technical writing, editing, and proposal coordinator assistance, as well as preparing documents for production and publication. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices.
Relevant Portland- and Seattle-Area Projects
Clackamas Diversion Pump Station and Pipeline Corridor Analysis Report, for Parametrix.
Client: Clackamas County Sanitary District #1.
Pre-Design Report Montana Pumping Station, for Parametrix.
Client: City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services.
Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Pumping Stations No’s. 2 & 3, for Parametrix.
Client: Oak Lodge Sanitary District.
Operations and Maintenance Manual, for Parametrix.
Client: Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority.
Technical Specifications, for Crane & Merseth.
Client: City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services.
Environmental Impact Statement, for Parametrix.
RI/FS, multi-volume document, for Black & Veatch.
Client: U.S. Department of the Navy.
On-Line Help Program. Worked with an international firm editing an on-line systems control help program for property and building managers.
Business Development Manager, Parametrix, Inc. 1997-1998.
Worked with Division Managers to determine client base and strategies to successfully gain these clients. Assisted with prioritization of client targeting. Made initial client-contact calls to introduce firm and firm’s capabilities. Also prepared, edited, and coordinated production of marketing and business development materials, including proposals, statements of qualifications, and rosters. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices Performed client debriefs. Developed and maintained client prospect system and fee projection statistics. Managed operation of computerized marketing prospect tracking system. Analyzed data collected from prospect tracking system. Developed Division-specific business plans.
Technical Writer and Editor, Freelance. 1991-1996.
Edited and organized technical papers and manuals. Work included Master's dissertation, contract and subcontract documents, CERCLA work plans, remedial investigations/feasibility studies, and operating manuals for Black & Veatch; proposal for Oncology research project for Heery International. Coordinated the efforts of other editors, writers, and proofreaders on many of these projects.
Marketing Coordinator, McNamee, Porter & Seeley, Inc. 1988-1990.
Prepared, edited, and coordinated production of marketing and business development materials for engineering firm of 200 employees. Included proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, newsletters, and direct-mail flyers. Developed and maintained client prospect system and fee projection statistics.
Marketing Operations Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc. 1987-1988.
Supervised staff of eight marketing support and production personnel for engineering firm of 2,000 employees. Managed technical support budget. Responsible for coordination of materials produced by marketing staff from 27 regional offices. Assigned workloads, maintained submission and production schedules, reviewed all marketing support generated documents. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices Managed operation of computerized marketing prospect tracking system. Analyzed data collected from prospect tracking system. Organized and edited corporate operating and business plans.
Proposal Manager, HDR Techserv, Inc. 1986-1987.
Wrote, edited, and produced proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, and newsletters. Provided layout and copy for advertisements. Promoted to Marketing Operations Manager when company reorganized.
Writing Laboratory – Ferris State University. 1985-1986
Worked with college-aged students individually and in groups providing instruction on the basic essentials of writing reports, term papers, and thesis. Also instructed Saudi Arabian police officers in an English as a Second Language course.
Bachelor of Science, Technical Communication. 1986.
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan.
Bachelor of Science, Biology. 1984.
Alma College, Alma, Michigan.
Honors Research Thesis: The Effects of Induced Superovulation on Cleavage Normalities in Mus musculus.
Bid Documents and Contracts
Operation & Maintenance Manuals
Ecological Risk Assessments
Site Certification Applications
Environmental Impact Statements
Statement of Qualification
Environmental Impact Reports
Third-Party Environmental Impact Reports
Wetland Mitigation Studies