Professional Resume

Resume Objective

Business communications (electronic publishing, writing & editing, photos & multimedia, business & marketing consulting)

Qualifications

Internationally-published, award-winning business communicator. Business founder & director

Summary of Skills & Business Expertise

  • Communicator: Advertising, marketing collateral, multimedia, public relations & social media, websites
  • Versatile writer & editor: Advertisements, audio/video scripts, books, brochures, direct mail, e-learning courses, magazine articles, marcom publications, newsletters, online help systems, press releases, technical writing, training and tutorials, user manuals, web content, white papers
  • Professional photographer: Commercial or portrait; studio or location; still or video; digital imaging
  • Graphic artist: Concept & layout, typography, electronic publishing, prepress, printing
  • Business manager: Business plan & startup; business administration; budgeting, forecasting, tax planning; human resources & contract workers; marketing & analysis; strategic development; supplies & vendor relations; training or courseware; trouble-shooting & problem solving
  • Computer consultant: API documentation; database design & management; desktop publishing; DVD & CD replication; FTP & networks; help systems; imaging, OCR, scanners; storage devices; systems, utilities; technical support, quality assurance; word processing; web standards: Bootstrap, CSS, HTML5, images (GIF, JPEG, PNG), JavaScript & jQuery, MAMP, MySQL, PHP & phpMyAdmin, search engine optimization (SEO), W3C validation, XHTML, XML
  • Windows/Mac software expert: Adobe Captivate, Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2017 (Adobe Acrobat Professional & Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Animate or Flash, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop), Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe RoboHelp, Articulate Presenter Pro & Quizmaker, Audacity, Bugzilla, Doc-O-Matic, Doxygen, Eclipse, HelpLogic, Joomla, Markdown Editors, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Expression or FrontPage, Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word), Microsoft Visio, OmniGraffle, OpenOffice, Paint Shop Pro, QuarkXPress & XTensions, Subversion, System Software & Utilities, VueScan, WordPress

Employment

2004-Present
Position: Technical and Marketing Communicator
Duties: Write, edit, photograph, design, desktop publish: Advertising and marketing collateral, booklets, brochures, cards, datasheets, eBooks, e-learning and training materials, email newsletters, graphics, HTML help systems, multimedia, rebranding projects, social media, software API documentation, technical documents, trade show booth and signs, user interfaces and interactions, user manuals, websites, white papers
Highlights: Created technical & marketing communications for clients in various industries; developed new media & online training; designed and developed numerous websites
Publications: See "Extensive Media & Publishing Experience" below

2003-2004
Position: Marketing Communications Professional
Employer: Aircell (now Gogo Business Aviation) in Broomfield, CO
Duties: Design, photograph, write, edit, desktop publish: Advertising and marketing collateral, brochures, datasheets, email newsletters, presentations, technical documents, trade show signs, user manuals, webmaster
Highlights: Produced a wide variety of marketing & technical publications; redesigned and reengineered new company website, plus private website for certified dealers
Publications: Aircell Conference Call e-newsletters, AST 3500 Users Manual, Cordless Handset Quick Reference Guide, Product List Datasheet, Quick Calling Guides, ST 3100 Users Manual

1998-2002
Position: Senior Technical Writer, including computer graphics specialist & multimedia developer
Employer: Eclipse (now Epicor Eclipse) in Boulder, CO
Duties: Write, edit, photograph, design, desktop publish: Ads, brochures, CDs, computer based training (CBT) or e-learning, computer graphics, HTML and WinHelp online help, marketing writing & collateral, multimedia, news flashes & press releases, posters & signs, technical documentation, videos, web & intranet sites
Highlights: Led team for interactive, multimedia e-learning program development; audio & video producer; started in-house marcom and graphics services; prototyped online help systems
Multimedia Publications: Eclipse Sales Order Entry 1, Eclipse Sales Order Entry 2, Eclipse Sales Order Entry 3, Eclipse Receivables & Payables, Quick Tour of New Documentation
Publications: B2B Commerce, Document Imaging, Rentals, Sales Budgeting, Sales Order Entry, Web Commerce

1996-1998
Position: Copy Editor
Employer: Quark in Denver, CO
Duties: Edit, write, desktop publish: Ads, brochures, CD-ROMs, FAQs, install notes, forms, letters, licenses, Read Me's, training tutorials & QuarkEd books, technical books & user guides, website content
Highlights: Prepared easy-to-read books & cross-platform online help systems for two million users worldwide
Publications: (Windows & macOS) A Guide to Color Management and Prepress, A Guide to QuarkXPress, A Preview to QuarkXPress, Global Communications: A Guide to International Publishing, QuarkEd (I-II): QuarkXPress Fundamentals & QuarkXPress Essentials, What's New?, XPress Guide & XPress Help

Sold in 1995
Position: Founder and Director
Employer: Philip Wm. Tobias Photo/Graphics in Denver, CO
Duties: Business management, advertising & marketing, human resources & training, photographer, graphic designer & desktop publisher, writer
Highlights: Founded & managed a successful communications business; thousands of happy clients
Publications: See "Extensive Media & Publishing Experience" below

Education & Training

  • Miami Dade College in Miami, FL
  • H.O.M. Seminary in San Francisco, CA
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE), including:
    Adobe InDesign & Prepress Workshop; Adobe Photoshop Training Camps; Adobe Web Tools; Building Rich Internet Applications; Creating Accessible Websites; eBook Publishing & Promotion; Editing Digital Videography and Authoring DVDs; Email Marketing: Design & Delivery; Grant Writing Workshop; Instructional Design Methods; Online Marketing and Sales Strategy; Using Social Networking Media for Business; WordPress Theme Development

Extensive Media & Publishing Experience

Advertisements, annual reports, books, brochures, cards, catalogs, discs, magazines, multimedia, newsletters, newspapers, posters, press kits, signage, social media, videos, World Wide Web

Publications: A/C Flyer International, Aviation International News, Avionics News, Business Airport International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Centennial Aviation & Business Journal, Denver Magazine, Distribution Sales & Management, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Equipment Leasing Today, KMGH-TV, MacGuide Magazine, P1, Rocky Mountain News, Security Management, Studio Light, The Denver Post, The Rangefinder Magazine, TV Guide, Westword, and many more

Professional Memberships & Honors

  • Society for Technical Communication (STC) Award of Excellence: Eclipse Sales Order Entry 2, and Eclipse Sales Order Entry 3
  • STC Award of Merit: Eclipse Sales Order Entry 1, Palm Computing Guide, Product Close-Up Sheets
  • Biographee in Marquis' first edition: Who's Who in the Media and Communications
  • Eastman Kodak book, feature subject: "Marketing Professional Photography"
  • Judge at Society for Technical Communication Online Publications Competitions
  • Cofounder & Sponsorship Coordinator of Denver Metro E-Learning Developers (DMELD)
  • 2001 and 2011-2013 President of Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA)
  • 2001-2017 BWA Steering Committee Member or Database Administrator

Other Skills & Interests

  • Competitive basketball player
  • Contributor to web, publishing, and photographic industry online forums
  • 1999-2012 webmaster, email list moderator & community leader volunteer for a nonprofit
  • Volunteer for humanitarian, civil rights, and publishing industry nonprofit organizations

2004 Photo

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