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Microsoft Office Technical Writer

Location:
Congers, New York, United States
Posted:
February 26, 2018

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John B. Kormos

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Millstone, N.J. ****5

732-***-****

845-***-****

ac4mbj@r.postjobfree.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/?dnr=abhyL4PkVNjpcqIIFfQPsFrLVNjmwR8Axa

Summary:

Dedicated, motivated and focused Technical Writer with a passion for written and oral communication. Proficient in: technical writing, business analysis, support, managing project teams and knowledge transfer. Has, time and again, demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in a variety of professional contexts. Brings an in-depth understanding of current and emerging technologies and their business applications to the workplace. Has the proven ability to bring to bear outstanding problem-solving abilities along with superlative interpersonal and organizational skills.

Accreditations and Certifications:

Advanced programming certification from Brick Computer Science Institute

Microsoft Certified Programmer in Visual Basic 5.0 & 6.0 (Distributed and Desktop applications)

Microsoft Office Users Specialist certified

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Experience

Manager

Adobe Illustrator

Access SQL

ASP.Net

Assembler

Blackberry Exchange Server

C++

CGI

Clarify HelpDesk

Citrix MetaFrame

ColdFusion

Confluence

Constant Contact

Contribute

Cornerstone-on-Demand

CSS, CSS Layouts

DHTML

Dreamweaver

Flash

Ghost

Ghostscript

GoToMyPC

HTML 4.0, 4.01, 5

HP Server hardware

Internet Explorer/Firefox/Netscape

JavaScript/JSON/Java

Linux Redhat

McAfee Antivirus

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Front Page

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Project

Onelog X7

Peachtree

Photoshop

Podcasting/RSS

Project management

QuickBooks

Remedy HelpDesk

RSA Secure ID

RSS

SDLC

Service Max/Salesforce

Sharepoint

SQL

Switches/Hubs/Routers

Taleo

TCP/IP

Technical training

Technical writing

Trend Micro Antivirus

VB.Net 1.0, 2.0, 3.5

VBScript

Visio

Visual Basic

VPN

Visual programming

Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio 2008

Visual Web Developer

WebCT

Web development

Windows Active

Directory

Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP

Windows NetBIOS

Wireless networking

Windows NOS Administration

XML

XSLT

Technical Skills:

Technical Writing/Instructional Experience:

C.R. Bard/Becton-Dickinson: Worked with their Development/Planning team to provide SOP documentation and user test scripts for guidance and quality assurance during their migration from TrackWise to ServiceMax.

Princeton Theological Seminary: Served as an administrator and instructor for their implementation of Confluence. Provided on-site support of Trustees with respect to computer issues, tutorials for Microsoft Office applications and thought leadership with regard to the use of their computer resources.

Deloitte Digital: Authored a white paper on the merits of people-based measurement for Deloitte’s client (Facebook) that is an example of thought leadership in the marketing space. This paper will be cited in several presentations and conferences.

GigaSpaces: Worked as part of the Marketing effort prior to the release of their Extreme Application Processing (XAP) edition and InsightEdge (IE) offering. Composed all inward and outward facing content for these products in time for their debut.

Johnson and Johnson: Wrote Tier 1-3 support scripts for their Taleo initiative. Scheduled and conducted meetings with members of the Taleo support team and expanded the initial import of the scripts to include pro-active measures each tier could incorporate into their level of service so as to avoid the pitfall of untimely escalations.

Johnson Service Group/DPT Labs: Corrected and finalized documentation for a pharmaceutical laboratory for electronic submission to the U.S. F.D.A.

New Jersey State Judiciary: Authored a statement of requirements and use case documents for a new Web project unique to the Judiciary. In addition, have written all of the major IT RFP/RFQs for the NJS Judiciary for the last three years.

Avtech USA-WRITER/INSTRUCTOR: reviewed/and re-wrote course descriptions for the corporate website. Has authored content for all printed advertising brochures featuring language targeted to multiple audiences/arenas/disciplines.

NetworkTeks: CONTENT WRITER/CODE AUTHOR: Specializes in providing full content-generation to clientele for the purpose of providing effective website communications. This position requires being able to integrate the client’s thoughts in easy-to-understand terms that quickly convey the essence of the client’s business to the broadest possible audience. Additional duties involve writing any and all code specific to website development as well as database creation and maintenance.

Educational Testing Services (ETS): TECHNICAL WRITER (on-steroids!): Composed a tutorial for Differential Equations as an addition to a textbook in GMAT preparation (published verbatim). Also, provided tutorial content for two separate textbooks in Algebra (also published verbatim). Was recognized for excellence by this client.

MTM Computer-TECHNICAL WRITER/LEVEL 3 SUPPORT: Drafted run-books for internal use by technical/non-technical staff. Was credited for providing cogent instructional copy in a timely fashion. Served as in-house trainer for use of the Remedy system and ITSM (Information Technology Service Management).

NJIT-INSTRUCTOR: Taught classes in Microsoft Office applications, web-development, computer trouble-shooting/repair and authored 1,200 pages of courseware for an online teaching initiative.

Rutgers University-INSTRUCTOR: Taught classes in Visual Basic programming, VBScript, web-development, Java, composed courseware for a class in VBScript.

Brick Computer Science Institute-INSTRUCTOR: Taught classes in computer use, composed a handbook for binary and hexadecimal mathematics and another for Programming Logic, computer trouble-shooting/repair, programming and web-development.

Professional Experience:

C.R. Bard/Becton-Dickinson December 2017 January 2018

Business Analyst

Collaborated with the Development and Planning team to compose a complete suite of SOP documents for their ServiceMax implementation.

Authored user test scripts for QC/QA to aid in the ServiceMax deployment.

Further assessed needs and completed documentation in support of the ServiceMax release.

Princeton Theological Seminary November 2017 Current

Administrator/Instructor

Tasked with learning their Confluence implementation in order to write comprehensive end-user tutorials.

Led classes for staff and faculty in Confluence features in addition to courses in MS Office, SharePoint and other applications as needed.

Deloitte Digital August 2017 October 2017

Author

Worked as the principal author for a white paper on People-Based Measurement (PBM).

Composed the content of the paper using ‘The Deloitte Voice’ throughout.

Content of the paper will serve to evangelize Deloitte’s client (Facebook) position in the PBM space.

Laughing Zebra July 2016 June 2017

Content Writer

Authored content for mobile sites using Adobe Experience Manager.

Helped to establish branding through LiveFyre.

Performed web analytics.

Created PowerPoint presentation decks for clientele marketing efforts.

GigaSpaces April 2016 July 2016

Senior Marketing Technical Writer

Generated a 33% increase in sales in the first quarter when my content was added to the website.

Worked under the Director of Marketing to generate content for product release.

Conducted interviews with members of the Sales, Production and Development teams by way of gleaning the information needed to write documentation.

Aided the sales team by creating effective PowerPoint presentations.

Composed all inward/outward facing web, social media and brochure content.

Collaborated with all levels of staff to develop a sales manifesto so as to aid the effort of better evangelizing the Extreme Application Processing (XAP) side of the house.

Johnson and Johnson October 2015 December 2015

Contractor/Technical Writer/LMS technician

Re-imagined the concept of ‘Knowledge Base Article’ (KBA) to include not only the steps toward the resolution of a client issue but, further pro-active measures each tier of support could utilize to avoid unnecessary tier escalation. This has resulted in an immediate 25% decrease in unnecessary support escalations.

Authored documentation for the department’s information security and ITIL guidelines.

Coordinated regular meetings with support staff to ascertain information necessary to the document generation process.

Supplied requested documentation well within deadlines.

Published in-house courses for the newly re-versioned Cornerstone-on-demand Learning Management System/Knowledge Management System (LMS/KMS). This effort enabled the LMS to go online on-time, world-wide, in early December 2015.

Johnson Service Group/DPT Laboratories January 2015 August 2015

Contractor/Technical Writer

Worked remotely through the DPT Laboratories location in Lakewood, N.J. to finalize and format technical 21 CFR Part 11 documentation prior to electronic submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This resulted in an excess of 80% first-time documentation acceptance rate with the FDA.

Consulted with Quality Assurance (QA) staff to obtain requirements and ensure document preparedness prior to final formatting/submission.

Conducted in-house training for staff validation specialists in Microsoft Office applications as well as the proper formatting of documentation for compliance with 21 CFR Part 11.

Served as a resource for preparation of validation documents for both QA staff and management.

Edited, verified and added content to their information security and ITIL documentation.

New Jersey State Judiciary December 2011 November 2014

Contractor/Technical Writer

Partnered with developers and SMEs to obtain the information needed to suit the business requirements for compelling documentation.

Authored run-books for the various IT initiatives present within the organization.

Composed the Disaster Recovery playbook as well as the IT 5-Year Plan (2012-2017).

Interviewed stakeholders and SMEs to obtain the information needed to write compelling documentation for the end users. Much of what was written was reviewed and approved for presentation to the highest levels of state government.

Served as a Business Analyst evaluating the needs of the Appellate Court Business Unit for a website that would enable pro se litigants the opportunity to assemble a properly formatted Appellate brief. Coordinated and conducted meetings with the ACBU staff so as to define needs and review the documentation being provided for development.

Conducted meetings with development staff on SDLC issues for purposes of reportage with respect to freshly-generated APIs.

Reviewed and documented code using C++, Java and JSON

Instituted a change control structure that labeled corrective actions within the Appellate Court Business Unit specifically for the development of their website.

Wrote RFPs/RFQs and a compendium of applications used for review by executive management and the judiciary as part of a common SDK.

Reviewed and supplied additional content to their guidelines for practical information security and ITIL.

Provided content for a variety of MS PowerPoint presentations being given by members of the management and project lead staff to the justices of the Supreme Court and state government.

Avtech USA September 2007 December 2012

Worked remotely to compose and provide the school with a professional course catalog. This is currently being used to support all divisions of the school and has resulted in a 35% increase in professional enrollments to the school.

Coordinated this activity with the school’s Director of Marketing.

Created course content using PowerPoint to illustrate topics not easily understood by students through normal classroom learning.

Researched each class being offered so as to present the gist of what was being taught so as to better capture the attention of potential students. This documentation was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Labor for its clarity and presentation.

Brookdale College September 2011 December 2012

Adjunct Instructor

Served as a teaching adjunct for the college’s department of Corporate Outreach. All classes were conducted at the client’s sites.

Evaluated client’s training needs and provided input on the ultimate training solution for each case.

Supplied training based on the client’s needs.

Taught all of the various Microsoft Office applications as well as classes in Apple/Macintosh usage.

Environment: MS Office Apple/Macintosh

Middlesex County College January 2011 Current

Adjunct Instructor

Taught classes for the college’s department of Corporate Outreach located in Edison, N.J.

Provided teaching solutions for a variety of commercial clients in consultation with the Dean.

Conducted training, onsite and on-campus, in Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Project and SQL Server.

Environment: MS Office, MS Project, MS SQL Server

Avtech USA June 2007 July 2013

Consultant

Taught corporate classes in MOUS, MS Project, Web-Development, Object-Oriented Programming, XML and computerized accounting (macro-economics, Quickbooks, Peachtree). This was typically done either at the client’s site or, at the various locations owned by the school (Eatontown, N.J.; South Plainfield, N.J.; Fairfield, N.J.).

Provided business development through the Office of the Marketing Director where my skills in generating written copy for print and web are being utilized in attracting new clients to the school.

Often employed in qualifying potential clients in terms of their real training needs. This has lead to a specialty wherein clients are consulted in an effort to better streamline the flow of data and information in their business so as to achieve higher production.

Composed and taught a class in Information Technology Service Management (ITSM).

Environment: Visual Studio 2005-08, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, ASP.Net, SQL, Quickbooks, Peachtree, MS Office, Adobe Illustrator.

Proskauer Rose, LLP August 2007 October 2007

Consultant

Sole developer responsible for coding source material for the International Practices Group. This content (in excess of 300 pages) was hand-coded in native HTML 4.01 with CSS. Website on which this content occurs: www.proskauerguide.com.

Worked remotely for this client so as to decrease the amount of time spent commuting into and out of NYC, everyday. This better enabled fast response to changes in the project and the beating of deadlines.

Coded the entire project by hand in HTML and CSS.

Proofread/edited the text submitted for coding.

Environment: HTML, CSS, EsKort

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft April 2007 July 2007

Consultant

Contract opportunity.

Environment: Onelog X7, Podcasting, RSS, ColdFusion

Rutgers University Law School July 2006 – July 2007

Web Consultant

Proofread code submitted by department heads/instructors for departmental websites.

Suggested and implemented improvements to existing websites within the Law School.

Researched and reported on new technologies that aided in providing content to existing and proposed websites.

Trained staff on currently-used technologies for web-development.

Environment: MS FrontPage, HTML, CSS, Visual Studio 2005, DHTML, Dreamweaver. Adobe Illustrator.

Dendrite International July2006 – November 2006

Corporate Technologist/Technical Writer

Responsible for hands on management and support of several projects relating to network administration and desk-side support. Duties included:

Installed and configured network architecture for in-house use at the corporate headquarters.

Documented installed systems with Visio diagrams.

Maintained, upgraded and retired PCs and PC-related assets while working under the Director of Corporate Technology.

Managed Microsoft patch updates, service pack updates, virus definition updates and virus incident outbreaks

Coordinated software upgrade projects and migration issues.

Managed timelines of multiple projects.

Performed review, analysis and evaluation of business systems and end-user needs.

Interacted extensively with users to define requirements, evaluate end-user needs and provide hands-on training.

Reviewed application code in C++ and Java

Prepared all required ITIL documentation for projects through the full project life cycle.

Ensured end user issues were resolved in a timely manner and met service level agreements

Coordinated software upgrade projects and migration issues.

Environment: Dell hardware, Microsoft 9x/XP, Ghost Multicast, NetBIOS/NetBEUI, routers, switches, hubs, Clarify HelpDesk, TCP/IP, Blackberry Exchange Server, VPN.

MTM December 2004 - June2006

Remote Support Technician/Technical Writer

Responsible for responding to, and servicing, support calls from offices nation-wide. Duties included:

Reported to the Vice President of Information Technology in support of a nation-wide IT sales firm with over 750 employees.

Responded to support calls ranging from MS Office issues to networking, hardware and internet support on a 24/7 basis.

Collaborated on documenting practices and procedures for the support of corporate users.

Installing computer images on various platforms for internal users.

Updated and maintained Windows Active Directory for the entire organization across 3 domains.

Performed a company-wide phone-line audit to aid the eventual migration to a VoIP system.

Built servers, ghosting and configured all PC hardware used throughout the entire company.

Maintained and configured the company’s content management software.

Developed and wrote Citrix training and support documents for clients.

Participated in on-site office migrations and rollouts including the authorship of the server migration playbook.

Environment: HP hardware, Microsoft XP Professional, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, TCP/IP, Ghost Multicast, Citrix MetaFrame, Macromedia Contribute, RSA Secure ID, Blackberry Exchange Server, MS SharePoint, VPN.

Institute on Education Law and Policy July2004– December2004

Web Developer

Responsible for designing and developing a website for this Rutgers University Law School department.

Developed and implemented content for department website in HTML and JavaScript.

Wrote bid proposals and technical project documents for delivery to client.

Participated in strategy sessions to develop an informative and creative site.

Environment: HTML, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Photoshop

Amtech Computer February2003-April2004

Instructor

Responsible for conducting classes. Duties included:

Enabled students with highly-effective study strategies.

Taught Visual Basic programming, HTML, CSS, XML, C++, OSI model implementation, client-side scripting, back-end database construction, E-commerce, Visio, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft FrontPage.

Coordinated courseware with Workforce administrators.

Interfaced with members of local government and state agencies to enhance enrollment.

Conducted on-site training classes for corporate clients.

Environment: HP servers, Microsoft Visual Studio, HTML, CSS, XML, C++, TCP/IP, Visio, Microsoft Office with FrontPage.

Rutgers Continuing Education Department Aug 2000-August2004 Instructor

Responsible for teaching classes. Duties included:

Mentored students in the areas of Visual Basic programming, client-side scripting, HTML, mathematics and macro-economics.

Developed courseware and syllabi for classes in client-side and server-side scripting.

Pre-approved textbooks and course material.

Met with department heads and colleagues for on-going program performance appraisals and course development.

Environment: Visual Basic 5.0 & 6.0, VBScript, HTML, C++, Java, Differential Equations, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Macro-Economics.

ITC Medical, Inc. Nov 2002-January2003

Web Consultant

Responsible for reconstructing a corporate intranet site. Duties included:

Modified existing JavaScript, Perl and CGI code to redirect customer input and requests to a backend business intelligence database.

Attended strategy sessions with company principles to determine the best route to a solution.

Environment: HTML, JavaScript, C++, CGI, Perl.

NJIT May 2001-August 2002

Instructor/Programmer/System Support Technician

Responsible for constructing and supporting the classroom LAN and teaching classes. Duties included:

Implemented a Federally-funded program entitled ‘Bridging the Gap’ which served the Newark, N.J. community by teaching computer skills to local residents.

Taught Microsoft Office suite, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, XML, PC trouble-shooting/repair.

Conducted on-line classes in the above-listed technologies.

Consulted with Federal administrators, the Mayor’s office and Workforce on courseware upgrades.

Wrote on-line content for the PC trouble-shooting/repair class.

Authored and delivered a one-day seminar in web-scripting using JavaScript.

Environment: Microsoft Office, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, TCP/IP, CSS, XML, VBScript, JavaScript, A+, WebCT, NetBIOS, NetBEUI, C++.

Brick Computer Science Institute April 1998-April2001

Instructor/Programmer

Responsible for teaching classes and writing Visual Basic programs. Duties included:

Established programs in accounting for classes in economics.

Created curriculum for classes in Visual J++, C++, HTML, and Microsoft FrontPage.

Authored a textbook entitled “Logical Programming Structures for Beginning Programmers”.

Environment: Microsoft Office, Visual Basic 5.0 & 6.0, HTML, Microsoft FrontPage, C++, JavaScript, J++.

Educational Testing Services 2002 - 2003

Contributing Editor

Was responsible for writing and revising text for a textbook in Algebra and another in Differential Equations. Contributed a comprehensive tutorial in quadratic factoring that surpassed the previous methodology written into a textbook in Algebra; the tutorial was included, verbatim from the original manuscript, into the textbook. Additionally, I wrote over 250 additional problems and solutions for the Algebra textbook.

Carlin-Simpson and Associates 1993 – 1998

Programmer/Site Inspector/Project Manager

Wrote programs for the day-to-day functioning of a geo-technical engineering office. These included programs for accounting and lab experiments. Additionally, I was tasked with learning the practical functions of a construction site inspector/site manager. While performing in this capacity, I was directly involved in several high-profile projects: the Secaucus Transfer Station wherein I derived and wrote

Carlin-Simpson and Associates (continued) the formulas for the foundation of that structure; the decommissioning of the Philadelphia Naval Station in which we surveyed all of the sub-grade utilities and I was qualified for a sensitive level security clearance with the Department of the Navy; the entire construction of the Lake Ridge, and the subsequent Fairways at Lake Ridge projects in Lakewood, N.J. I participated in performing lab experiments the results of which formed the guidelines for many construction projects during my tenure. Included in my duties were the tasks of drafting and technical writing for engineering. These drawings and papers were published and presented to the clients for review and implementation. It was during this time that I also became certified as a Radiation Safety Officer as some of the test equipment used was isotope driven.



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