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Human Resources Training

Miami, Florida, 33162, United States
March 05, 2011

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Barbara Vega Grant Writer

**** ** ***** ** ***** Miami Beach, FL 33162 954-***-****

Seasoned grant writer with outstanding persuasive writing, document

design, and publications, and with key, varied experience in the non-

profit field.

Skill Highlights

Excellent skills in persuasive writing Likeable; good rapport builder

Exceptional information design ability (boards of directors, donors,

Exceptional ability to accurately gauge partner organizations)

writing audience and make complex Varied industry experience:

concepts convincing, clear, and Nonprofit; Biometric/Law

understandable for end users Enforcement; Education; Training;

Proven track record in writing Publishing; Healthcare

successful, winning proposals Bilingual (Spanish-English)

Professional Experience

Preferred Care Partners ( Miami, FL

-Technical Writer/Analyst


. Create and design highly effective, well-organized, audience-focused

documentation (manuals, newsletters, policies and procedures) for the

Medicare and Medicaid industries.

. Expert in use of single-sourcing to publish in print, PDF, ePub, web


AmericasRelief Team/EchoCuba ( Miami, FL (sister org's)

-Grant Writer/Development Director


. Demonstrated skills as outstanding grant writer, (grants written to

$4M) with exceptional ability to write well-organized, clear, concise,

successful proposals for government and private grants, delivered on-

time and within budget.

. Significantly increased donor base by interfacing successfully with

donors, board of directors, and partner organizations.

. Successfully and regularly interacted with government agency contacts

(USAID, the UN, Food for Peace, Office of Transport); described as

having improved client relations.

Liberty IMS ( Costa Mesa, CA (company sold; now Hyland Software)

-Lead Technical Writer


. Single-handedly developed company's first fully modularized online help

system (large-scale, 50-application platform).

. Devised well-received documentation strategy to develop and publish a

large variety of documents including user guides, admin guides,

technical manuals, installation guides, marketing documents, brochures.

. Directed company's first major software conversion process for help

file (8-month long project, large-scale online help software conversion

from RoboHelp to Flare).

. Created company's first, fully automatic, customized help file system

to serve needs of OEM customers.

Cogent Systems, Inc. ( South Pasadena, CA

-Proposal Writer/Documentation Manager (promoted after 1 yr)


. Key player in proposal team to win largest ever government contract for

company ( $20M).

. As a member of a cross-functional team, skillfully and efficiently

ensured optimum bid workflow process from receipt to client submission,

instilling best proposal practices and templates.

. Improved proposal coordination and submission substantilly by carefully

reviewing requirements for RFPs to define RFP writing strategy and

response. Received several commendations by Senior Management.

. Enjoyed a significantly higher than industry-average proposal win

success rate.

Encore Training, Inc. ( Burbank, CA (Company has closed)

-Trainer/Program Coordinator-Training and Development


. Oversaw team of 9 training consultants in multiple counties throughout

the state of California, providing onsite, company-customized training

in TQM Total Quality Management, Continuous Process Improvement,

Workplace ESL, Medical Spanish.

. Instilled in staff highly-successful use of cutting-edge learning

methods in instructional delivery to meet all government program

training benchmarks. Received commendation by Executive Director.

. Maintained an 88% repeat contract rate. Clients included Marriott

Hotels, Healthcare Partners HMO, others.

. Transformed "generic" curricula into 85% customized curricula by

working closely with clients, analyzing trainee needs and onsite work.


California State University - Northridge, CA

MA -Adult Education- Bilingual & Bicultural Studies (Applied

Linguistics emphasis)

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

BA - Economics and Human Resources

Additional Information/Accomplishments

. Managing Editor, Technical Writing Expert for Xlibris "Inkspot"

Technical Writers Corner - nearly 50,000 subscribers

( - see B.


. Selected to perform English textbook review for Prentice Hall, and St.

Martin's Press publishers

? References furnished upon request ?

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