Laura Mallary

Freelance Technical Writer & Editor

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Location:Pearisburg, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lauramallary
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LAURA L. MALLARY, MA

EDUCATION:
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
B.S. Microbiology - May 1989

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.A. Technical Communication - August 2011 4.0 GPA
Helen DeWitt Jones Graduate Scholarship Recipient
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
20 years experience writing and editing materials for clients in scientific and technical disciplines. Skilled in the composition and design of textual and visual communication for both print and web-based media.
12 years’ experience identifying potential grant funding sources and facilitating preparation of grant proposals on behalf of various business, charitable, and civic organizations
15 years’ experience preparing, proofreading, and editing education and training materials, grant proposals, technical publications, documentation, and presentation materials in a government setting as a research microbiologist at the NASA Johnson Space Center
SPECIAL CAPABILITIES:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient use of computer technology and common software including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker, etc.
Public speaking and presentation experience
Organized and capable of working with minimal supervision
REFERENCES:
Personal and professional references available upon request.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Senior Technical Writer (Contract)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI
February 2012 – Present

Prepare and coordinate submission of technical publications
Conduct research and literature surveys

Senior Technical Writer (Contract)
TechTrans International, Houston, TX
November 2011 – Present

Compose text for marketing, human resources, and other communications
Prepare and edit business proposals
Assist staff in the production of effective documents for internal and external communication

Technical Writer
School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
April 2007- Present

Prepare and coordinate submission of technical publications
Conduct research and literature surveys
Draft text for web-based continuing education materials

Technical Writer/Editor
Publication Management, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
January 2009- Present

Prepare and coordinate submission of grant proposals, presentation, & publication materials
Conduct topical research and literature surveys
Editing of presentation & publication materials for Ob/Gyn Faculty

Grant Writer
Stellar Grants, League City, TX
April 2007- August 2007

Research and locate potential funding sources for business and non-profit clients
Prepare and submit application and proposal documentation
Follow-up with program coordinators and pursue successful funding awards
Coordinate award management activities

Microbiologist
WYLE Laboratories/Enterprise Advisory Services, Inc., Houston, TX
April 1997- February 2000

Prepared and coordinated preparation of research grant proposals, reporting documentation, and technical publications
Coordinated all aspects of joint US-Russian experiments in the area of microbiology, including experimental design and implementation, scheduling, equipment procurement, OSHA/CDC/US Customs compliance, preparation of flight procedures, crew training, and flight support
Integrated microbial genetics techniques including DNA fingerprinting, diagnostic probes, and PCR into various microbiology research projects
Provided technical support for the NASA Johnson Space Center Medical Sciences Division, Biomedical Operations and Research Branch
Prepared and presented technical and operational data

Microbiologist
KRUG Life Sciences, Houston, TX
April 1990- June 1995

Provided technical support for the NASA Johnson Space Center Medical Sciences Division, Biomedical Operations and Research Branch
Assisted in preparation of research grant proposals, reporting documentation, and technical publications
Assisted with design, development, and implementation of flight hardware for collection of microbial samples from air, water, surfaces, and crewmembers during space flight
Performed microbiological analysis of samples from medical specimens, and environmental sources including air, water, surfaces, and foods
Performed data collection, analysis, and interpretation activities
Prepared materials for technical and operational publications and presentations

Research Associate
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
June 1989-April 1990

Conducted molecular biology experiments supporting research of the genetics of myotonic muscular dystrophy
Mastered techniques including cloning, nucleic acid preparation, electrophoretic manipulation, and nucleic acid blotting and hybridization
Managed laboratory safety including compliance with state and federal regulations regarding the handling and disposal of radioactive, chemical, and biological wastes
Assisted in data management and analysis activities

Research Assistant
Texas A & M University – Department of Oceanography, College Station, TX
May 1987-June 1989

Performed biochemical assays using chromatography methods
Assisted in data management and analysis activities
Directed procurement of supplies and chemicals
Prepared publication and presentation material
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing
Editing