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Technical Writer, proofreader, writer - 2-15-2018

Location:
San Diego, California, United States
Posted:
February 15, 2018

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DAVID SEMICK

San Diego, CA. *****

E-mail: ac4hp2@r.postjobfree.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-semick-658b4313/

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

I've an excellent command of the English language and its linguistics; critical skills for technical writing, and document layout and development. Program skills include MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, SAP, archiving for document retrieval while review may utilize an introduction to IETM via Confluence, Serena Dimensions and others. Agile concepts like JIRA are employed during the process of becoming conversant in XML DITA, to explore and embrace other formats. Further efforts include post-translation proofreading, website copy writing and editing, online technical content and search algorithm protocol evaluations, recommendation and review, speech writing, technical procedures, manuals, work instructions, and on.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Technical Writer – Documentation

CUBIC Corp.

May 2017 – Present - San Diego

This is an ever-evolving position requiring the utilization of personal and professional skills for networking with escalating management levels to request, collect, and organize data, providing input for design, layout and content. Projects include developing myriad work instructions, procedures, projects, guides, manuals, templates and process flows, and curating and updating legacy documents with all supporting corporate global business processes and disciplines. In aggregate, this encompasses researching, conceptualizing, collecting data, formulating, proofreading and editing and, ultimately, the publishing of all documentation to various corporate sourcing locations and archives.

Technical Writer – Active Secret Clearance

SPAWAR SSC Pacific

March 2016 – April 2017

Documentation design, development, and preparation throughout the production and viability cycles including technical writing/editing, editorial consultation, copy design/editing, proofreading, and overall documentation review. Work closely with management, technical personnel, authors, and subject matter experts to define documentation content, guidelines, specifications, and development schedules. Prepare the required documentation in an appropriate format, often creating templates for that document series, while adhering to any required configuration management or quality assurance standards. It is sometimes necessary to analyze data and user requirements to ensure documentation is clear, concise, and valid. Perform substantive editing to provide document organization, quality and integrity. It is critical documents stand alone, are robust and intuitive and need be accompanied by a knowledge source to explain omissions, errors and vintage instructions no longer relevant to new processes, software and revisions.

Technical Writer – Secret Clearance

SPAWAR SSC Pacific

November 2015 – March 2016

Responsible for documentation design, development, and preparation throughout the production and viability cycles including technical writing/editing, editorial consultation, copy design/editing, proofreading, and overall documentation review. Work closely with management, technical personnel, authors, and subject matter experts to define documentation content, guidelines, specifications, and development schedules. Prepare the required documentation in an appropriate format while adhering to required configuration management or quality assurance standards. Analyze data and user requirements to ensure documentation is clear, concise, and valid. Perform substantive editing that ensures document organization, quality and integrity.

Ads Quality Evaluator

Google Website Analytics Strategies

March 2015 – August 2015 - Telecommute

Research, review, analyze, evaluate, grade and recommend web advertising algorithm constructs and application results written in industry-speak, technical documentation which assists the development and release of appropriate search engine optimization marketing strategies.

Ads Quality Evaluator

Google Website Analytics Strategies

May 2013 – May 2014 - Telecommute

Research, review, analyze, evaluate, grade and recommend web advertising algorithm constructs and application results written in industry-speak, technical documentation which assists the development and release of appropriate search engine optimization marketing strategies.

Quality Analyst

Caterpillar, Inc.

Aug 2010 – Feb 2013 - Mossville, IL

Assisted Process Control Engineers and others with review, critique, completion, conflict resolution, and closure of high level PPAP submission documentation packages. Employed numerous skills sets such as anecdotal quality management, technical sales assistance and technical documentation design, formatting and content, manufacturing disciplines to frequently assist and direct the efforts of supplier quality management towards compliancy to AIAG, industry and Caterpillar Inc. PPAP submission standards thus also creating more productive and harmonious working relationships with the supplier base. Telecommuted position from Livermore, CA for several months.

Skills: Quality disciplines, PPAP, Technical and Mfg. print reading, CNC, CMM, language translation, more...

Staff Engineer & ISO Coordinator for USA Operations -to- Site Manager -to- Supplier Quality Engineer

SCSI LLC - Supply Chain Services International, AQS Division Peoria, IL

Feb 2006 – Feb 2009

Staff Engineer/ISO Certification Coordinator for USA Operations. After several months at this position, moved up to various other technical levels. Started up and/or streamlined efficiencies at a diverse number of new out-of-state inspection sites, with technical documentation as a particularly deficient and, therefore, fertile area of personal address, as Site Manager before turning each over to permanent managers. Last position held was a contract position with a global, off-road, heavy equipment manufacturer as Supplier Quality Engineer.

EDUCATION

University Of Chicago Chicago, Cook, IL

Basic Polymer Chemistry.

1975-1976

Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL.

General courses with Chemistry & Psychology majors as basis.

1971-1973

Spalding Institute High School Peoria, IL.

Advanced courses; Honor roll

High School or equivalent

1967-1971

SKILLS

Quality Assurance Manager

Intermediate

Management

Expert

Head of R&D/Rubber compounding

Intermediate

Red Cross: First Aid, CPR/AED, Defibrillator

Expert

LANGUAGES

French

Beginner

Italian

Beginner

Spanish

Beginner

INTERESTS

I live an active and healthy lifestyle. Passions include motorcycling (I’ve been safely riding for over 45 years), running, cardio, climbing, weight training, personal fitness & lifestyle consulting, European motorsports, domestic traveling with global adventure travel. I'm always available to discuss any of my interests or to expand upon whatever subject is contained above.



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