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Technical Writer Manager

Houston, Texas, United States
November 12, 2018

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Robert Herke

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Houston, TX 77047


Technical Writer, Illustrator and Manager of publication teams with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of fortune 100 as well as in small business environments. Brought in $2.7M with proven innovative publishing methods in less than six months of team startup. Key competencies:

Practical experience in a variety of industries including electronics, oil exploration and medical products

Technical writing, illustrating and publishing of manuals, procedures and regulatory documents

Extensive experience in publishing tools such as MS Word, InDesign, Interleaf, Photoshop, Excel, etc. Employment History:

Karl Storz Endoscopy 2013 – 2018

Publisher, Technical Writer, Film Producer, Usability and Product Verification Engineer Created and managed the medical products publishing department for a $200M+ medical company.

Wrote and illustrated on-line and printed user and service manuals and work instructions

Produced online instructional product videos

Managed multi language translation of product documentation

Verified software and firmware functionality

Letourneau Technologies / Cameron 2009 – 2013

Manager Engineering Documentation

Managed two teams of technical writers, illustrators, editors and quality documentation specialists.

Established documentation as a profitable product line resulting in profit of $2.7M

Developed documentation standards and defined publishing procedures

Managed multi language translation of product labeling and documentation Texas Instruments 1998 – 2009

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer

Created online and printed publications, marketing collateral and product artwork.

Developed on-line methods of publishing documentation saving $6M per year

Wrote and illustrated technical manuals, created graphic art and photography for technical literature

Received recognition for excellence in the industry Education:

University of Illinois Chicago – Bachelor, Industrial Design

University of Houston – Courses in CAD and Graphic Arts

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