Experience

Senior Technical Communicator, Waterford Institute, Salt Lake City, UT
February 2007–present

  • Created an online-help system that included over 60 how-to and informational topics and 4 screencasts.
  • Developed and conducted usability testing to improve end-user experience.
  • Collaborated with subject-matter experts to create release documentation.
  • Migrated company style guide from print to wiki format.
  • Applied Chicago and APA style guides.
  • Implemented review processes with partners.
  • Authored how-to and overview guides for software.
  • Copyedited request for proposals and scholarly articles.
  • Proofread materials in preparation for publication.
  • Designed documents in InDesign and Word.
  • Edited questions and passages for online assessments.
  • Proofread materials in preparation for publication.
  • Presented creative writing and Adobe Creative Suite training.
  • Wrote copy for company websites.

Manuscript Evaluator, Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, UT
May 2008–March 2009

  • Evaluated manuscripts for grammar, style, freshness of treatment, and potential problems.
  • Provided publication recommendations.

Editing Intern, Liahona, Salt Lake City, UT
September 2006–January 2007

  • Copyedited news section and various articles.
  • Researched and suggested articles.
  • Researched audience’s interests through the Internet and pitched the articles on those subjects.
  • Wrote magazine content and sidebars.
  • Posted Internet news.
  • Evaluated potential articles.
  • Proofread final copy.
  • Completely tasks under tight deadlines.

Editing Intern, Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Provo, UT
May–August 2006

  • Completed fact checking, source checking, and proofreading assignments.
  • Created queries using regular expressions to prepare documents for Internet posting.
  • Wrote and edited HTML code.
  • Transferred documents from Adobe InDesign.
  • Constructed a step-by-step instruction guide for html editing and Internet posting.

Editing Intern, International Outreach, Provo, UT
January–April 2006

  • Produced lesson plans about specific cultures.
  • Edited for content, organization, age-appropriateness, and style.
  • Selected which manuscripts would be edited for publication.

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