A professional who is…

Highly organized, hard-working
A team builder
Passionate about improving processes and people

  • An action-oriented and integrity-driven leader offering over 15 years of experience in the technical communication field with emphasis on methodology, end-user comprehension, and project management.
  • Recognized as a strong team player who can bridge the gap between IT and the business, and build strong cases for documentation and online help.
  • History of delivering cost-saving solutions for projects on time, as well as enhancing processes and design.
  • SKILLS

  • Stellent
  • Macromedia Ultradev
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • eHelp RoboHelp
  • eHelp RoboHTML
  • HTML
  • HTML Help
  • Macromedia Authorware
  • Swish
  • Macromedia Flash
  • WexTech Doc-to-Help
  • DEVA
  • Merant PVCS
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • Adobe ImageReady
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Quark
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • CorelDraw
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Harvard Graphics
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Focus PhotoEditor
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word
  • Win NT/98/95/3.1
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Access
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • IBM DisplayWrite
  • IBM Lotus
  • TechSmith SnagIt
  • Hallogram Hijaak
  • Hypersnap
  • Flow Chart
  • ClarisWorks
  • Business Objects
  • Remedy
  • TelNet
  • SmartFTP
  • Surgiserv familiar
  • Style sheets
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    QUALIFICATIONS

    Web Development and Project Manager

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    Technical Writer

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    Editor/Writer

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    AWARDS

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    WORK HISTORY

    Senior Technical Writer , Oracle, Minneapolis, MN, 2006-present
    Senior Technical Writer Consultant, eFunds/Spherion, Woodbury, MN, 2005
    Senior Technical Writer Consultant, PLATO Learning, Bloomington, MN, 2004-2005
    Ag Services Communications Specialist, Land O'Lakes, Shoreview, MN, 2004
    Senior Technical Writer/Analyst, Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN, 2001-2004
    Information Design Services Senior Consultant, Project Manager, Spherion/Interim Technology Consulting, St. Louis Park, MN, 1997-2001
    Technical Writer Contractor, PRC/United States Postal Service, St. Paul, MN, 1996-1997
    Editor, Sawyer County Record, Hayward, WI, 1993-1996
    Writer, contractor for various outdoor newspapers and publications, summer 1993
    Freelance Journalist/Photographer, Globe Gazette/North Iowa Farmer, Mason City, IA, 1991-1993
    Community Relations Assistant/Medical Secretary, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Mason City, IA, 1990-1993
    Ag Core Team Assistant, University of Minnesota Ag Extension Service, St. Paul, MN, 1989
    Marketing, Dairy, Fertilizer, Petroleum, Feed, Human Resources Temporary Help, CENEX/Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills/Inver Grove Heights, MN, 1985-1988
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    EDUCATION/ASSOCIATIONS

    Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Technical Communication (Agricultural Journalism), University of Minnesota.

    Continuing Education and Associations:

    • Macromedia Authorware, Jeff Weinberg, University of Minnesota
    • DEVA, Weisner and Associates, 2002
    • XML Executive Overview, Weisner and Associates, 2002
    • Dreamweaver 3/Fireworks, First Tech
    • FrontPage 98, CompUSA
    • Weisner & Associates Online Communicators Network classes: WebHelp, RoboHTML, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, JavaHelp, MSHTML Help, Dynamic HTML, Using Graphics with Web-Based Information, Developing Standards for Online Help, Converting WinHelp to HTML Help, Online Help Today and in the Future by Joe Welinske, Deconstructing WebHelp, and Cascading Style Sheets
    • XML informational seminar, InterTech
    • Adobe's Total Inspiration Seminar
    • AIIM Content Management Solutions Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
    • ITCC Conference speaker and attendee, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
    • HTML and Web Page Design series, Berkana Productions
    • Society for Technical Communication Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 2002
    • Society for Technical Communication Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, 1998
    • Society for Technical Communication FutureTense Region 6 Conference, 2003
    • Society for Technical Communication senior member, 1996-present
    • AIIM International, Enterprise Content Management Association, 2003
    • WinWriters Online Help Conference, San Diego, CA, 2000
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    Kris Sorensen
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