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Tricia's Profile

Versatile high-tech professional with 10 years of experience in translating complex data into user-friendly manuals through precise, articulate writing.

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Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 85% on editing test.
Diamond Star Level Editor Test score 100% .
Gold Star Level Editor Test score 85% or higher.
Silver Star Level Editor Test score 70% to 84%.
Bronze Star Level Editor Test score less than 70%.
First nameTricia
Country United States
City Sherman Oaks
Education degree M Ed
Major specialization Education
Second specialization Other, Instructional Technology
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Present Occupation: Technical Editor/Writer/Proofreader
Editing Experience in Years: 10+

2008 Online Help Specialist for International Markets (contractor), Yahoo!

Coordinated, distributed, tracked, and collected localized content across more than 40 different market-specific online Help content management sites.

Communicated with translation vendors and international contacts regarding what content needed to be localized and/or translated.

Input, formatted, and compiled content into Yahoo’s content management system.

Wrote and/or edited non-US Help topics (in English).

Performed troubleshooting of all web content compilation issues.

Worked with international team members to plan for consistent content deployment across markets.

2007 Technical Writer, E-Z Data, Inc.

Updated user guides, style guides, installation guides, and white papers for client/server software.

Created documentation templates in order to establish a company standard for documentation.

Maintained context-sensitive online help systems with RoboHELP for Word.

2006-2007 Technical Writer, Hitachi Data Systems

Reviewed, edited, and rewrote all customer documentation to ensure usability and readability, including proper user of terminology, style, clarity, grammar, and punctuation.

Worked directly with product teams, factory, reviewers, subject matter experts (SMEs), and other departments (e.g., Marketing, Legal) as needed to accomplish documentation goals and objectives.

Formatted documentation according to company guidelines and standards ensuring consistent look and feel.

Maintained and modified customer documentation templates and company style guide.

Participated in the QA process by providing feedback on document quality.

Developed and researched new technologies and processes to improve documentation.

Provided recommendations and solutions for enhancing and extending service offerings.

Provided presentations and training to colleagues as needed.

Colleague Recognition Award (2005) for providing high-quality editing of a large number of user documents under tight deadlines.

Colleague Recognition Award (2004) for providing outstanding service related to the TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform and 9520 launches.

2001-2002 Desktop Publishing Specialist (contractor), Peregrine Systems

Prepared localized and translated files for print production.

Worked with Technical Writers and Localizers to QA edits to localized technical documentation.

Responsible for edits and corrections to documents in all foreign languages.

Assembled all components of the localized material into a final output.

Created layout and edited illustrations.

Formatted documents to company standards and style, ensuring consistency of quality as well as consistency among documents.

2001 Technical Editor (contractor), QUALCOMM

Reorganized and rewrote complex technical materials.

Edited user documentation and training materials in a software/technical environment.

Applied internal and external rules of grammar and style to insure consistency and quality.

1999-2001 MARCOM Desktop Publishing Specialist II (Interim Tech Pubs Supervisor), Cirrus Logic

Supervised the entire publishing process from data collection, and the creation of a unique layout and style, to proofreading, formatting, and delivery of the final master hardcopy and CD-ROM publications.

Responsible for the management and distribution of all documentation generated by or falling within the technical divisions.

Recommended appropriate document control systems and procedures for efficient generation, access, storage and retrieval of technical documentation from raw materials to finished products.

Responsible for the creation and publication of product data sheets, product catalogs, and application notes using technical content provided by product and applications engineers.

Assisted in the development of product launch and sales materials.

Performed product database management and support.

Provided timely distribution of latest revision level documentation to all appropriate users and ensured that obsolete documentation was archived and removed from distribution.

Maintained internal document file architecture for ease of document retrieval.

1998-1999 Production Coordinator, Compaq Computers

Managed project flow from creation and revision of documentation layouts and illustrations through the completion due date.

Partnered with the technical and creative team to edit technical documents to ensure consistency.

Proofread documents for adherence to Compaq technical guidelines.

Prepared localized and translated files for print production.

Computer experience

Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word

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