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Reading Specialist Technical Editor

Manassas, VA
January 10, 2022

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TS/SCI + CI Active Salary requirements: Willing to work w/in range


• Proven Technical Editor (writing) in Defense Industry for federal agencies

• Proven editing and writing experience in academia; Published author

• Program support; coordination analyst, briefer, maintain product library on SharePoint

• Experience with technical writing/editing of materials related to IT Security and a computer

emergency response team – Cyber unit

• Knowledge and use of advanced intelligence writing (ODNI standards) and classification and

markings (CAPCO)

• Intelligence products for Mid-East, K, Five Eyes focus

• Attention to detail, grammar usage, voice, punctuation, and syntax

• Demonstrated research and analytic ability – knowledge of ICD 203 Analytic Standards

• Demonstrated work with many levels of customer leadership

• Multi-tasker and the ability to meet deadlines

• Experience working in a 24/7 operation: NGA/US CERT-DHS

• Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Visio, Acrobat Reader & Acrobat Professional

Redgate Group October, 2014 – present

Technical Writer II

Work for NPPD of DHS at the Federal Protection Services HQ, Washington, DC

• Write/edit/rewrite white papers and others that recommend ways to mitigate threats to

federal buildings.

ManTech International Corporation May 18, 2014 – present

Technical Writer/Editor

Documentation Specialist part-time Vienna, VA

• Document Cyber system vulnerabilities for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey.

• Prepare reports and updates for assessments and recommendations.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems September, 2013 – March, 2014

Lay-off, GD lost contract to another company

Coordination Analyst: Cyber Technical Editor/Writer on the US CERT (Computer Emergency

Response Team) of the Department of Homeland Security, National Cyber Division

• Support NCCIC, Incident Handlers (SMEs), Senior Leaders/Analysts in processing operating

procedures which includes editing, rewriting, formatting products

• Coordination of SOPS with IT training efforts and written working instructions for Incident


• Work under deadlines for production of standard operation procedures

• Production & Publications Editor for US-CERT, posting and disseminating products using

SharePoint for different employee tiers

• Advanced Classifications & Marking training through DHS Security

•,, Bruce

Bogart Associates December, 2012 - July 5, 2013

Spring Hill DR. Tyson’s Corner, 703-***-**** Tommy Charles, Kimberly Graham

Systems Engineering - Configuration Management/Quality Assurance Specialist

• Worked in the Documentation Division on the SEIN contract at NGA for The Si Organization and

Intec LLC

• Polled database for data to provide on-going metrics for senior management.

• Prepared completed products for NGA’s senior Engineering Review Board. Processed three

Requests for Change (RFCs), working closely with Originators to prepare a package explaining

changes on program architecture and to secure approval for changes from the review board.

• Learned systems engineering language.

• Worked closely with team members and government employees.

• Rolling off contract due to a RE-Prioritization. Immediate supervisor at NGA

Prism, Inc. This temp to perm position was eliminated, layoff May 7, 2012 – July 13, 2012

Proposal Editor

Bryce Smith, Phone: 301-***-**** x108, Mobile: 202-***-****, Reference

available from Richard Jones, Avaya Program Manager

• Edited federal proposals for Avaya Government Solutions, Fair Lakes

• Proposal process based on the Shipley Proposal Guide, third edition

• Participated in pink, red, and gold team reviews

• Rewrote sections working with SME’s for content

BAE Systems – Lead Technical Editor October, 2010 – November, 2011

Contract changed, company layoffs

• Worked on the Production Team for a NGA at the Washington Navy Yard and the new

Springfield facility.

• Edited technically written documents (products) for publication to military and Community

members using desk-top software. This included NATO partners.

• Used NES, GEMINI, M3, (and NGA Markings Guide (CAPCO) as research validation tools.

• Followed division format structure for products of this Special Access Program (SAP)

• Created and developed documents of general interest for my team: Editors Production Board and

a training manual for Editors and customer

• Worked closely with subject matter experts during the editorial process to ensure correct

grammar, spelling, and syntax and consistency: both technical and senior (content) editing- used

agency Style Guide, Chicago Manual, Gregg Grammar, and GPO, DIA, DNI, NCTC Style


• Aided novice intelligence writers (analysts) with intelligence writing standards (DNI) and

analytical standards (DNI).

• Lead Briefer for Production Branch’s class training new employees about the Production process.

• Edited and prepared analytical information for the President’s Daily Brief. Followed guidelines

for a PDB nomination. I did this for about 35 percent of all products from my division.

• Used Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and specialized sensitive databases. Provided some

proposal help for company.

• Responsible for following agency format for specific publications

EOIR Technologies - Technical Editor February, 2010 – September, 2010

• Edited scientific reports for publication at scientific conferences, and gathered weekly activity

reports (WARs) and monthly reports to be published on shared website (SharePoint) for NGA

• Used Adobe Reader and Adobe Professional. In addition, also edited training materials and lesson

plans for quality assurance at NGA College at Ft. Belvoir using agency templates

• Worked closely with scientists to ensure writing conformed to Style Guide and free from spelling

and grammar errors. Used Microsoft Office Suite and posted documents on Intelidocs.

• Managed workflow and maintained content on systems used to share data with specific

mission partners.

General Dynamics April, 2008 – January, 2010

Principal Intelligence and Operations Analyst

Department of Homeland Security Washington, D. C.

• Edited and formatted intelligence documents (products) for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) in

the Production Branch on a contract for the Department of Homeland Security, served as a liaison

to other offices as needed.

• Used DHS Writing Style Guide, Chicago Style Guide- 15th Edition, Gregg Manual, D. Hacker

Manual, DNI, NCTC Writing Style Guides

• Classification & Marking used in editing process

• Formatted products for lay-out from templates and guidelines

• Coordinated and gathered products for dissemination of intelligence products to the Intelligence

Community, state, local and tribal groups and internationally

• Worked closely with foreign disclosure officer for classification and markings accuracy of

international products

• Used Microsoft Office Suite and Visio

Technical Writer and Editor for General Dynamics in Chantilly, Virginia

• Gave orientation to new employees Created new training materials and edited old User Guide

materials for new SOC Analysts

• Prepared materials after working closely with subject matter experts developing a working

knowledge of Arc Sight and BRO

• Used own design for lay-out of training materials

• Contributed to proposal efforts working with resumes

Special Assistant to Deputy Director: Vienna, Virginia Office of Director of National Intelligence,

National Counter-Proliferation Center

• Managed calendar and appointments for Deputy Director of NCPC

• Coordinated meetings and secured conference space

• Arranged award presentations

• Conferred with team for intelligence input for bi-weekly reports and published them on the

division’s shared website following guidelines

• Gathered information for Director’s read-aheads and produced manuals on proposals and

briefings using agency formatting and guidelines

• Took notes and maintained well-written, electronic records of meetings; maintained content on

systems used to share data with mission partners

• Helped teammates write protocol as needed

• Sat on the Tenant Board and represented division for the new classifications system

• Arranged CWE and Lotus notes access, used SharePoint and Inteledocs, Intelipedia

• Prepared memorandums according to government standards

• Edited/proofread materials

• Interacted with many tiers of upper level officials

EDS December, 2007 – April, 2008

Senior Consultant- National Counter-Terrorism Center, Herndon, Virginia

• Office Administrator for Boeing; Herndon, Mclean

• Managed general office procedures for Prime contractor

• Maintained Executive Calendar/Attended team meetings and kept accurate records of meetings

• Familiar with contract training program and creating databases for attendees taking ITIL and

SCRUB classes. Used SharePoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

• Used TIDE, Enterprise, and Lotus Notes, CWE, and NOL.

Prince William County Public Schools – Virginia September, 2006 – August, 2007

Reading Specialist, 703-***-****

• Taught reading and writing to alternative 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

• Diagnosed reading deficiencies as needed

• Proctored for state mandated standardized tests

• Created daily lesson plans judging pacing and length of objective for particular learning


• For grading purposes, developed and implemented evaluation methods to assess comprehension

of material and determined follow-up plan

• Participated on numerous committees to evaluate the readability and suitability of materials when

adopting basal text for curriculum and ordering appropriate materials for teachers’ classroom use

• Also worked in Prince William County from 1986-1992 as a Reading Specialist at elementary


Manassas Park City Schools – Virginia September, 2005 – June, 2006

Substitute Teacher, Eric Neff, Principal 703-***-****

• Substitute teacher for 4th and 5th graders in all subject areas.

L-3 Government Services, Inc. March, 2005 – September, 2005

Executive Administrator, Chantilly, Virginia

• Served as Executive Administrator for Engineering Division, Deputy Director for Military

Support (DDMS), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

• Performed office administrative and managerial functions for division consisting of five branches

and over 100 personnel

• Attended weekly departmental briefings and task updates to assess administrative needs

• Prioritized departmental tasks to ensure coordinated intelligence communication

• Managed departmental and executive calendars

• Coordinated and facilitated meetings

• Safeguarded and organized classified information and materials

• Coordinated awards and recognition

• Edited, proofread, and prepared professional intelligence correspondence, including point papers,

memorandums of understanding, letters of appreciation, and coordination forms to be

disseminated to many tiers of agency management

• Successfully completed all division training requirements, including the National Systems

Information Course (NSIC) and the NRO Records Management Course

• Interacted with many tiers of governmental authority, including military, several government

agencies, and civilian personnel

• Used sensitive databases as well as SIPRNT, JWICS, NIPRNT

Vance Uniform Protection Services October, 2003 – February, 2005

Security Officer– Oakton, Virginia

• Ensure security of a facility supporting a key government support contractor and intelligence

community customers containing sensitive activities at AeroSpace, Chantilly, VA

• Rigorously applied security standing operating procedures (SOPs)

• As a member of a team of security professionals, monitored building security through meticulous

security checks and maintained detailed daily activity and personnel logs

• Ensured rigid access control


• Northern Virginia Community College (1988 – 1993): Taught adults reading and technical

writing following adult learning best practices.

• University of Virginia (1985): Trained adults in basic technical reading/writing using adult

learning theory practices

• George Mason University (1990): Trained undergraduate Education majors elementary reading

and writing methodologies according to curriculum guidelines

• Marymount University (1993): Taught Masters level graduate course in Reading at the

Secondary Level to retiring Pentagon military entering education program using adult learning

practices applicative to content


• Doctorate in Education: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA, Department of Curriculum

& Instruction, McGuffey Reading Center

• Masters of Education: Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA, Department of Curriculum &


• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education : University of South Carolina – Columbia, South


• EEI Communications – Alexandria – 2009 – Intensive grammar, managing document flow,

Outlook 2007 editing


• Speaker at the Virginia Reading Association Conference (1990, 1991, 1992).

• Vice President of Phi Delta Kappa – Battlefield Chapter (1991).

• Certification: Postgraduate Professional – Virginia Department of Education. Expires 2012.


• HOW TO READ ALOUD TO YOUR CHILD - R & E Research Associates, 1983

• "The Directed Spelling Thinking Activity"- Reading Teacher- 1981 "A Comparison Between

Robert Crowder & E. B. Huey of the Psychology of Reading", 1983, Reading World

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