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Technical Writer Developer

Spring, Texas, United States
April 23, 2019

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Louise Horton

Senior Technical Writer

Oilfield, Drilling, Manufacturing, Energy, Oil & Gas, EH&S, Petroleum, Chemicals, Pipelines, Exploration, Development, Production, Regulatory Compliance, IT

Spring, TX

Mobile: 832-***-****


Senior Technical Writer seeking a position in a challenging industry.


Contributes 21 years of experience technical writing by gathering technical information and interviewing subject matter experts, performing project management, customer service, research, organization, training and course instructions, self education, illustration, layout processes, publishing, and maintaining file integrity. Accomplishments include saving companies:

$130,000 per year streamlining the production process.

$5,000 for short term contract project by using photographs for explanation.


Proficient in Microsoft Office, Visio, IBM Rational DOORS Database, familiar with SharePoint and Adobe applications and help authoring tools.

Professional Experience:

1/19 to 3/19

Senior Technical Writer / Technical Editor

C&J Energy Services, Houston, TX

Edited Asset Integrity, Cementing, Coiled Tubing, Fracturing, HSE, Radiation, Wireline, Well Services and other documents

Created PowerPoint slides

Managed documents on SharePoint

Interacted with subject matter experts

8/15 to 9/18

Senior Technical Writer / Technical Editor

Primary Services for Shell, Houston, TX

Edited Amendment/Supplements to NACE International, API, ISO and others for company standard documents

Edited and maintained standards and procedures of all disciplines in the oil and gas industry.

Interacted with subject matter experts to gather expertise and pertinent information to ensure quality, validity and clear requirements in documentation. Identified content that is ambiguous, subjective and that could be misunderstood by stakeholders.

Applied lean editing and writing of content to convey complex technical concepts in a simple, straightforward and understandable manner.

Exported engineering standards and requirements to IBM Rational DOORS Database, edited and formatted using database functionality.

8/07 to 2/15

Senior Technical Writer / Information Developer

Bosch Service Solutions for ExxonMobil, Chevron and WorleyParsons, Houston, TX

Wrote, edited, proofed and formatted all types of technical manuals and presentation slides, for a variety of departments with an emphasis on engineering documents such as the following:

Assembly, maintenance and repair manuals

Course instructions

Operator and user manuals

Technical reference manuals

Processes, policies and procedures

System design

Installation guides

Administrator guides

Work flows and work integrations

Regulatory Compliance

Standard operating procedures

Online help

Training manuals

Programmer guides

1/07 to 8/07

Senior Technical Writer / Contract

Stewart & Stevenson, Well Services Products Division, Houston, TX

Wrote oilfield equipment, operation and maintenance manuals, drilling and completions and equipment training manuals.


Senior Technical Writer / Information Developer / Contract

Valley Forge for ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

Edited and formatted Casing and Tubing and Cement Design manuals with engineers.


Technical Writer / Contract

National Oilwell Varco, Houston, TX

Wrote, illustrated and updated user manuals for inspecting and maintaining client’s drilling tool products.


Energy Outreach Coordinator / Consultant

Regulatory Compliance Partners (RCP), Houston, TX 77002

Wrote API RP 1162 Public Awareness Programs for U.S. Pipeline Operators compliance regulations.


Senior Technical Writer / Consultant

EnterSys Group for Chevron Phillips Chemical, SAP Solutions Provider, Houston, TX 77040

Wrote SAP R/3 and BW Systems security procedures for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and created diagrams.


Senior Technical Writer / Consultant

Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, Information Technology (IT), Houston, TX 77054

Wrote AIX System Administrator and Disaster Recovery documentation; created processes, procedures, and flow diagrams.

2/01 – 12/05

Senior Technical Writer / Information Developer / Web Content Developer / Consultant

Valley Forge Technical IS formerly Kitba Consulting Services, Houston, TX 77042

Consulted for Halliburton, Technip, and ExxonMobil on information development to include the following:

Manufacturing, Energy and Drilling Services Clients

Developed manufacturing procedures, diagrams and photographs for capital equipment drilling tools including electrical and computerized components.

Edited white papers, best practices, data sheets, and solution and performance profiles for web posting.

Edited technical reports, operations manuals, policy manuals, drawings, and photographs for subsea construction, pipelines, umbilicals, and riser systems with design engineers for major clients.

Authored help and data flow charts for data management and exchange, diagnostics, wireline and downhole tool logging wireless communication.

Oil & Gas Production and Development Clients

Participated in international group functional specifications strategy sessions for capital equipment LNG refinery and produced presentation for executive review.

Produced with engineers a comprehensive plan for a foreign government joint venture—volumes addressed occupational health, safety, environment, security, and emergency response.

Production edited and formatted text and graphics in English and Russian.

Developed upstream startup manuals with engineers for a pipeline interest and future offshore and onshore projects.

Edited an environmental management plan and created graphics for a mechanical engineering firm to present to their production company client.

Assisted an environmental engineer in the design of a global environmental business practice process and presentation.

1/97 – 2/01

Senior Technical Writer / Consultant

Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, Information Technology (IT), Houston, TX 77054

Developed enterprise class system manuals, including security, financial, scheduling, payroll, personnel, training, physician practice, patient flow tracking, eligibility functions.

Developed and implemented technical writing and reporting standards when charged with creating a centralized and streamlined enterprise class IT documentation department.

Designed and developed customized system documentation for networking infrastructure procedures, disaster recovery, the replicant database environment, disk layout, and operator’s guides.

Created quick reference guides.


Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing, Cum Laude

University of Houston-Downtown, December 1999

Presenting Data and Information, Edward R. Tufte, 2003

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