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Thanks for checking out my writing portfolio!

I write for a living and for pleasure. Though they’re different skill sets, each has a positive influence on the other.

Here’s how my experience breaks down:

Technical Writing

I have over ten years of technical writing experience with cloud software companies.

My extensive background includes:

  • Project management for new client implementations, annual enrollment, and year end (tax)
  • Collaborating with SMEs and cross-functional SME teams
  • Leading content management teams
  • Researching, writing, editing, proofreading, and publishing content for internal and external audiences
  • Mentoring and coaching knowledge base content writers
  • Scripting, recording, and editing micro learning videos in Camtasia

I’ve used four content management systems:

  • HelpDocs
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • OpenText TeamSite

Now, I’ll get creative…

Creative Writing

My creative writing experience includes a variety of formats:

  • Two crime thriller novels: Unhinged, and a sequel, Unforgiven, with a third in development
  • Freelance book marketing copy for independent writers
  • Freelance marketing copy for small business owners
  • Satirical sports articles
  • Screenwriting

Let’s pivot to the intangibles…

What makes me tick?

I’m a strategic and tactical thinker. I’m hard wired to look upstream and downstream whether I’m working through a deliverable, managing a project, or facing a challenge.

I’m candid. I love to acknowledge my colleagues’ excellence and I provide specific, constructive feedback when I believe there’s room for improvement. I appreciate those who reciprocate in such fashion.

I love empowering people, whether it’s through sharing knowledge, helping someone develop a new skill, or supporting their project. I’m a firm believer in paying it forward because it raises the bar for all of us.

I love working remotely. The hour I save without a commute lets me begin my day earlier. It also minimizes the impact on family time when a project require extra hours.

While this only scratches the surface of who I am, I know what you’re most interested in evaluating.

Do I get results?

I’m a high-performing employee. I’m proud to have managers I hold in the highest regard attest to my work ethic, project management skills, and writing abilities. They describe me as a “go to” person. They also promoted me twice in the past four years.

Though writing tends to be a solitary activity, I love collaborating with peers and subject matter experts to produce content. On the freelance side, independent writers trust me with their book marketing copy.

Video script-writing gives me a chance to play movie director. I’ve edited videos with Camtasia and Cyberlink PowerDirector.

Do I embrace change?

I’m a change champion. I thrive in an environment where agility is a must and I’ve earned a reputation for being highly adaptable.

I’ve tested new tools to evaluate the pros and cons, gained proficiency so I can produce content to guide others, and helped my peers flatten the learning curve.

I like understanding a process from start to finish. No gaps in my understanding ensures there are no gaps in a reader’s understanding.

I’m also an efficiency hound, so the status quo tends to be on borrowed time. I’ve pleasantly surprised colleagues and people leaders with process automation and improvements in my career.

I’ve posted samples of my technical and creative writing to give you a sense of my writing style and voice.

What can I write for you? Let me know.