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Technical Writer Software

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
August 11, 2018

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Gary is a professional communicator with skills as a technical writer/editor, business analyst and instructional designer with over 10 years of experience. He has completed technical documentation and diagrams for Web applications and systems. He has also directed and led global-based training during his time in the business.






Technical Writer-Contract

PSA Airlines; Dayton, OH

Creating documentation for upload to Comply365


Technical Writer-Contract

P&G; Cincinnati, OH

Creating technical documents for a Network Operations Center (NOC)

Created documents for using ServiceNow.

Interviewed subject experts to obtain information for documentation.


Assistant Teacher-Contract

Monfort Hts Elementary; Cincinnati, OH

Training young people in Math, Language Arts, English, Computer Skills, and Science


Technical Designer-Contract

Miami University; Oxford, OH

Creating physical & logical Visio diagrams for the computer applications/services on the Miami University network

Interviewing Configuration Item (CI) owners to uncover current state of applications and services

Designing Google documents for the Next Generation Datacenter Project

Assisting the Project Manager with the Next Generation Datacenter Project


Business Analyst/Technical Writer-Contract

Atos; Mason, OH

Researched, wrote, and edited documentation for software applications

Managed documentation on a SharePoint site

Prepare and present training materials in Word, Visio, and PowerPoint

Created and managed financial reports in iDemand/ServiceNow

Performed Business Analyst (BA) tests for iDemand/ServiceNow application


Technical Writer–Contract

Sekuworks; Harrison, OH

Created training manuals for web-based, track & trace, and supply chain software

Created PowerPoints and roadmaps for training presentations

Wrote newsletter and marketing collateral for new software versions

Performed QA tests for software Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI)

Analyzed software for usability and reliability

Created procedural process for Application Lifecycle Management

Managed resx files in Visual Studio for C# code


Training Technical Writer–Contract

Siemens/Atos; Mason, OH

Created training documentation for a new, web-based database interface

Directed Instructor Lead Training (ILT) for employees using the interface

Created flow diagrams and efficacy reports

Performed QA tests for Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI)

2009 – 2010

Instructional Designer – Contract

The Kroger Company; Cincinnati, OH

Analyzed IT systems and requirements to determine documentation needs

Interviewed subject experts to gain system information

Researched, wrote, and edited training documentation for server/web-based software applications

Created PowerPoint presentations and flow charts for training

Trained employees for the Regional Data Integrity Center (RDIC)

Managed documentation on a SharePoint site

Designed and imported graphics and spreadsheets


Instructional Designer – Contract

Convergys Corp; Cincinnati, OH

Analyzed software systems and requirements to determine documentation needs

Interviewed subject experts to gain system information

Researched, wrote, and edited customer service training documentation

Utilized software to design and import graphics and spreadsheets


Financial Technical Writer – Contract

Fidelity Investments, Covington, KY

Interviewed subject experts and end users to gain system information

Researched, wrote, and edited risk assessment and project plans

Researched, wrote, and edited investment systems procedures

Utilized software to design and import graphics and spreadsheets

Organized and coordinated projects for management


Tech Writer/Editor – Contract

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH

Analyzed IT systems and software to determine documentation needs

Researched, wrote, and edited software installation procedures for the Configuration Management (CM) department of a medical-device company

1993 – 2005

Environmental Technical Writer/Editor

Fluor Fernald, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Researched, wrote, and edited procedures, plans, manuals, proposals, RFPs, and reports for groups such as IT, HR, Safety, Quality Assurance, Records, Finance, and Medical at a DOE nuclear production site undergoing environmental remediation

Wrote the procedure on writing standard operating procedures

Managed team of writers/editors

Trained staff on thousands of operational procedures and requirements manuals

Helped convert site document distribution system from paper to electronic

Planned and coordinated site wide document distribution

Helped catalog site documents, which utilized an Oracle database

Provided liaison between management and employees regarding the design of a site knowledge management system

Created presentation graphics for training

Wrote technical reports and articles for DOE projects and brochures

Wrote and edited proposals for Acquisitions and Property departments

Delivered presentations on various topics including DOE requirements

Addressed local organizations on behalf of the company


University of Cincinnati

Communication Arts


Minor in Broadcasting

Cincinnati State University

Technical Writing

University of Findlay

Environmental & Safety Management

M.S. (in progress)

Fluor Fernald Training courses:

Auditing, Root Cause Analysis, Records, Chemical Accountability

Scarlet Oaks:

ISO 9000


Hardware: PC-compatible systems

Word Processing Software: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect

Version Control Software: SharePoint, Subversion (Svn)

Graphics Software: PowerPoint

Report Writing Software: ServiceNow/iDemand

Spreadsheet Software: Excel

Mapping Software: Visio

Other Software from the Microsoft Office Suite of Products: MS Project

Screen Capturing Software: MS Paint, SnagIt

Meeting Software: LiveMeeting, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Skype

Portable Document Format (PDF)-creation Software: Adobe Acrobat

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