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Oceanside, California, United States
May 19, 2017

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David W. Barrett -- Business Communications Specialist



A Designer, Writer, Instructional Designer, and Trainer with over twenty years experience creating training materials for adults in both academic and corporate settings. Clients include global companies such as General Atomics Aeronautics, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, Ford, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. CP Manufacturing, and Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Classroom Teacher

o Taught all grade levels from Head Start to college level English o Used acquired technical skills to teach very math-oriented students how to write their technical documents to be readable by a general audience

Corporate Instructor

o Designed, scripted, and facilitated Customer Satisfaction seminars for Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, and others o Designed and scripted Sales Training video courses for Toyota o Designed and scripted Monitoring and Asset Reliability Systems training courses for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Professional Profile:

Collaborative and solution-focused professional in exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. Comprehensive experience supporting sales, engineering, and manufacturing activities. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Experience:

A Communications Specialist creating business documentation and media in several technical fields, including:

Automotive (Electrical and Electromechanical)

Aerospace (Radio Controlled Aircraft)

Computers (Hardware and Software)

Electronics (Commercial, Consumer and Military)

Manufacturing (Automotive and Automated Equipment)

Medical (Diagnostic and Infusion Equipment, Pharmacology, Prosthetics)

Nuclear Power Systems Maintenance (Equipment Reliability Monitoring) Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio), Word Perfect


Corel Draw, PhotoStudio, Paint Shop, Animation Shop Adobe Creative Suite: PageMaker, FrameMaker, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator,

Flash, Edge Animate, Photoshop,

Auto CAD LT, Dassault DraftSight Front Page, Dream Weaver, SiteSpinner, MS Expressions

PowerPoint, Viewlet Builder Pro SnagIt, Nitro PDF

Vegas Movie Studio, Roxio (video editing) Digital Audio Editor Clearance:

Classified (2005) and Secret (1964)

David W. Barrett -- Business Communications Specialist 760/***-****

Employment History:

Gemini Creative Services 1972 - 2017

Instructional Designer/ Technical Documentation

Hours: Variable, depending on client and project

Please note: the corporations and companies listed here are clients. I have worked for some of these clients on multiple projects over a period of years and within the same time period worked on different projects for other clients. That is why some dates may overlap.

CP Manufacturing April 2011 - November 2014

Technical Documentation

Conferred and collaborated with sales, engineering, customer service, electrical controls, and assembly personnel to gather correct and up-to-date information

Completely redesigned the outdated look and format of existing manuals, adding color photography and graphics

Created over 100 original Recycling Equipment Operator and Maintenance manuals

Scripted and produced several new product, operating, and maintenance videos Lone Goose Aero May, 2007 -January, 2011

Marketing/Aircraft Inspection Manager

Created print media ads, promotional mailers, and informational brochures

Provided customer assistance and instructional services

Maintained client records

Researched and implemented FAA inspection rules and requirements

Documented inspections of private aircraft

Hewlett Packard February, 2005 - April, 2007

Instructional Designer

Scripted HP Photosmart Express and HP Rio installation and maintenance training videos

Developed and delivered week-long training seminars for both Photosmart Express and Rio

Provided photographic and video validation of installation procedures

Scripted, videotaped and edited component replacement video vignettes and animations Salt Lake Valley College May, 2005 - February, 2006 Instructional Designer

Proposed the topics, elements, equipment and software to be used for two college level courses: o Digital Photography

o Computer Photo and Graphics Editing

Designed and scripted Instructor Guides, Audio/Visual Aids, Student Guides, Job Aids and Exams

Created photographic images and graphic illustrations David W. Barrett -- Business Communications Specialist 760/***-****

Employment History (continued):

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station October, 2004 - April, 2005 Instructional Designer

Conducted analysis and determined needs of the client and target audience

Researched available reference (i.e.: site and industry documents, bulletins and manuals

Developed curriculum and defined competency goals for each training course

Prepared lesson plans and determined the time and structure of the several courses I developed

Consulted with engineers, technicians and other SME’s to acquire and validate topical content

Designed and scripted Instructor Guides, Speaker Support, Student Guides, Job Aids and Exams

Created illustrations and other graphic elements Hyundai Motor America November, 1996 - December, 2005 Instructional Designer

Designed and wrote the Hyundai Source Book (data book) from 1996 to 2000

Designed, wrote, and co-produced both Sales Training and Service Training video programs

Designed and wrote numerous classroom, print and on-line learning Service Training programs

Contributing Editor to Tech Net Times (1997 - 2005) Delmar Publications January, 2000 - September, 2004 Video Training Writer

Designed and scripted ASE Master Mechanic video course on heavy duty diesel engine repair

Designed and scripted ASE Master Mechanic video course on medium duty gasoline and diesel engine repair

Designed and scripted ASE Master Mechanic video courses on automotive safety systems repair. IMED February, 1990 - August 2004

Video Training Writer

Designed, wrote, and produced an all new products brochure

Scripted manufacturing capabilities videos

Scripted product information videos for IMED sales personnel and customers General Atomics Aeronautics May, 1998 - January, 2000 Instructional Designer/ Technical Documentation

Translated engineering documentation into a topical seminar format

Defined competency goals for each training course (Gnat, I-Gnat & Predator) that included, RF avionics control of unmanned aircraft, video acquisition, and equipment diagnostics and repair

Created Aircraft System Operation and Maintenance manuals for Gnat, I-Gnat & Predator

Created several Maintenance Procedures manuals for the various iterations of the Ground Control Stations David W. Barrett -- Business Communications Specialist 760/***-****


University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Post Graduate studies in the English Doctoral program California State College, Fullerton, California

Liberal Arts and Education,

BA and Post Graduate studies in English

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California

AE, Liberal Arts and Electronics,

OSC Computer Training, Sacramento, California

Certification, Web Design and Programming


U.S.A.F. July 1960 - July 1962

A2C, Honorable Discharge

Graduated with an 86 percentile and an Electronics Technician Certificate

Assigned to 4123rd Combat Support Group (SAC) Clinton Sherman AFB, Oklahoma o Radio/Radar Repairman working on the Electronic Countermeasures equipment of B-52 and KC-135 aircraft

o Awarded SF-15 entitlement for service-connected injury and subsequent disability Certifications:

California Teaching Certificate (1968/69)

Ohio Teaching Certificate (1970/71)

Private Pilot (1992)

Web Design and Programming Certificate (2015)

David W. Barrett -- Business Communications Specialist 760/***-****


I have photojournalist expertise and have designed, written, and produced newsletters and trade publications, including:

Contributing Editor

Stress Management Advisor, Auction & Surplus News, Turbo & High Technology, Shop Tips, Autobody Shop Tips, Autobody News, Design News, GMC Digest, MOTOR, General Motors International Owners Manuals, GeoPOWER Newsletter, Tech Net Times

Managing Editor

Corvette News Chevrolet, Automotive Consumer

Redesigned the "look" and the "read" of this high visibility merchandising magazine, adding several new regular features plus a new full-spread product centerfold and dynamic wrap-around cover

Each issue incorporated articles and photography contracted from freelance talent as well as celebrity interviews and technical information from Chevrolet Engineering Only the Best -- Chevrolet, Dealership Service Managers

Designed the format, wrote the text, and directed the art for this series of professional newsletters for Chevrolet Service Managers.

Movin' Parts GM Parts, Automotive Service

Designed the format, wrote the text, and directed the art for this one-stop handbook of GM Parts resources available to both dealership and independent automotive service businesses High Technology Delco Electronics, Electronics

Designed the format, wrote the text, and directed the art for this series of advanced product magazines featuring Computer Engine Controls, LCD Displays, Satellite Navigation, Cellular Mobile Phones, and other "state-of-the- art" devices being developed for GM cars

SalesTalk Nissan Motor, Automotive Sales

Added new regular features and coordinated the monthly production of this dealership newsletter AVOCATIONS

Digital Darkroom Photo Editing

Private Pilot

Antique and Custom Car and Motorcycle Restorer


I will be pleased to provide samples of my work upon request.

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