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Technical Writer Software

Muenster, Texas, United States
November 06, 2018

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David Felipe Wilson

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

972-***-**** • •

Senior Technical Writer

Technically sophisticated technical writer with expertise in engineering, software, and business. Trilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Broad knowledge and success in authoring, updating, and editing help systems, user manuals, and office applications for auto dealerships across all company departments including finance and insurance.

Success in manufacturing work instructions and software user manuals for measurement-while-drilling (MWD) and logging-while-drilling (LOW) programs.

Development of oil and gas equipment installation, operation, and maintenance (IOM) manuals as well as factory acceptance test (FAT) procedures, systems integration tests (SIT) procedures, commissioning procedures, and technology based training.

Skilled team leader and trainer with a track record of directing direct multiple tasks effectively to ensure on target completion of all deliverables.

Outstanding project management capabilities from drafting engineering proposals to executive presentations, conducting studies and analyzing results and operation oversight.



CSS, HTML, XML (DITA), JavaScript and Python


Adobe Suite, Google Docs, Madcap Flare, MS Office Suite, MS Office Specialist (MOS), MS SharePoint, MS Visio, Screen Capture (Snag-It, MW Snap), Trados Studio 2017

Professional Experience

Technical Writer (1996 – Present)

Drafted documents and procedures for 15+ companies including Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems, Halliburton, Schlumberger, SimDesk Technologies, Weatherford, Shea Writing and Training Solutions, and Bechtel.

Key Achievements:

Led the Spanish translation staff with a major auto dealership software company in the production of online help and hardcopy documentation writing several of the manuals entirely in Spanish

Translated all engineering-related documents for a large offshore oil and gas project into Spanish while also serving as their interpreter and English instructor.

Authored or assisted with the development of service and operating procedures, training guides, training tests, and plant systems manuals for a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

Converted two corporate websites pertaining to safety, risk, and integrity management from English into Spanish and Portuguese.

Wrote various white papers on subjects such as local content certification in Brazil, safety and environmental management system (SEMS), audit plants, recent changes in aerospace standards, and environmental management systems.

Documented all new software applications in both Spanish and English using Framemaker and created the help files in RoboHelp for a software startup company.

Drafted documentation in XML and created technology-based training relating to artificial lift, completions, perforating, and well testing for an internationally renowned oilfield service company.

Advised companies on professional commodity training (registered advisor) and expertise for private investment accounts.

Recorded the installation, operation, and maintenance of various sizes of drawworks and various types of blowout preventers (BOPs) for the world’s largest oil drilling contractor and a major oil and gas rig equipment supplier.

Created a software user’s manual as well as detailed manufacturing instructions for a variety of logging while drilling (LWD) and measurement while drilling (MWD) tools.

Education and Training

California State University, Dominguez Hills, California

Master of Business Administration

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in History

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