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  • Product Manuals (Operator, Maintenance, etc.),
    including Software User Manuals

  • Business Policies, Procedures, Instructions

  • Technical Writing for I/T Professionals
  • Technical Writing for other NON Technical Readers

  • General Copy Writing & Editing

  • Information Architecture, Knowledge Base Design
 
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PRODUCT MANUALS

Manuals for semi-automated, computer driven, complex electromechanical Security Scanning Systems employed at Airports, Borders, and Cargo Facilities.

Includes:

  • Operator Manuals which include Software User Instructions;

  • Maintenance Manuals and Installation Manuals;

  • System Administrator Manuals.

General Procedure Writing

Includes:

  • General Corporate policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Start-Up Company procedures, staff orientation and training;

  • General Business Glossaries (includes basic technical terms).

Technical Writing -- Information Technology Information Technology / Information Services materials for Software Users, Programmers,
Technical Writing -- NON Information Technology Writing, Editing, and Drawing for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Patents, Technical Glossaries.
Information Architecture & Reference Library Design Online Reference Library (REFLIB) design for staff to use when looking up "how to do it" for their jobs, General Glossaries.
Copywriting Marketing Materials, Proposals, Web Site Copy.
General Copy Editing & Proofreading Manuscripts (Fiction / Non-Fiction), Documentaries, Articles, Papers, Theses, Resumes, CV's.
   
   
   
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Product Manual Sample Set #1:    Excerpts from an Operator Manual with Software User Instructions

 

Outdoor Cargo Vehicle Scanner that is stationary while each Vehicle Under Inspection is driven through the "Portal" structure.

Employs a gamma ray source whose exposure is controlled by a shielded container.

Product Manual Sample Set #2:    Excerpts from an Operator Manual and a Maintenance Manual

 


Airline Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) System that includes X-Ray Scanners and Workstations that are Networked.

Each X-Ray Scanner is automated, computer controlled, and fully-integrated into the airport's Baggage Handling System (BHS) conveyors and computer system.



 


 


   






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Corporate Policies, Procedures, and Instructions:

 

Start-Up Company  --  Basic Administrative Procedures for Production Division (4) Staff

 

Start-Up Company  --  Staff Orientation Training Materials

 

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Programmer Training Glossary  (Definitions to be studied in the order given.)

(Employed successfully to help Software Users & Business Data & Process "Owners" understand how their Applications & Databases have been designed.)

 

Automotive Industry "Dealer Communication System" (DCS) Model Diagram

 

Documentation in API / SDK Format for individual "Date Manipulation" Programmer Utilities:

  • DTEXP3  --  Expand 6-digit date in yymmdd (year-month-day) format to 8-digits with 4-digit year.

  • DTFM38  --  Generates formatted output for an 8-digit input date in 3 components [CCYYMMDD].

  • DTDADD -- Adds an unsigned number of days to an input date in 8-digit format with 3 components, i.e. year-month-day as "CCYYMMDD", then returns resultant date (separate variable) in same format. Takes actual calendar into account.

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(All 3 as one Manual)



Excerpts from Y2K Compliance Manual for Mainframe COBOL Programmers
(Complete manual used for Training Classes given by Y2K Project Leader.)

Online Procedure & Troubleshooting Checklist for Help-Desk & Support Personnel
(Cross-platform application, requiring multiple support groups to troubleshoot.)

 Printed Instructions with Screen Captures for "High Computer Literacy" Software Users

(Excerpt from a much larger "Mainframe System Testing Platform" Manual for Programmers, System Administrators, and advanced Non-Technical Users.

 



Online Visual Tutorial on the Basics of Structured Design of Data  Processes

(Employed successfully to help Software Users & Business Data & Process "Owners" understand how their Applications & Databases have been designed.)

 

 

 

Special Notes for QuickBooks Pro Users regarding Local Custom Configuration

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Circuit Drawing for an Electronic Microchip

 

 Technical Evaluation of a Proposed Tech Writing Project for a New Prospect

 






Information Architecture & Reference Library Design:
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Online Reference Library setup for One Division of a Small Company

 

Online Reference Library setup for One Group or Division of a Large Corporation

 

Basic Business & Finance Glossary in Online "Web" (HTML) Format

(Definitions researched, compiled and edited by the Author/Editor.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Copy Writing:
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Marketing Piece expressed as a Proposal for a "Small Business Expansion" Project

(Presented in online display format that includes as "document navigation bar".)

 

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Technical Evaluation to support a Proposal sent to a new Business Prospect 

 

 

Small Business Brochure:

This piece brought in considerable business, and was used repeatedly for over 2 years to sell the highly diverse service line of KEOS, Inc.  (For more info, see their web site, which I did not work on due to other commitments.)

The owner designed the "look and feel", supplied basic outline and some header text, but I wrote the detailed copy.  Formatted as a 2-sided,  4-panel color brochure,
 

Printed Side 1 - Outer Panels and "Half Open" View Inner Panels:

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  • On front panel, wrote business slogan (which was used in later advertising.

  • Thought up the "Concept, Direction, Image, Finishing" labels to group their services (see Side 2 below), and also to show how their services overall handled every aspect of business communication production.

  • Remainder of copy re-written from very rough original text and outline provided by the company owner.

Printed Side 2 - "Fully-Open" View Inner Panels (4) describing Groups of Services:

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  • Wrote all copy just under each major heading ("Concept, Direction, Image, Finishing"), and assisted owner in naming sub-headings and deciding under which to place each service.

  • Remainder of copy re-written from very rough original text and outline provided by the company owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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Authoring & Publishing Tools

Examples of original source files for industry tools used to author, format, and publish complete documents.

Diagramming & Illustration Tools

Examples of original source files for industry tools used to draw diagrams and illustrations.

(These do not include Engineering or CAD drawings.)

Graphic Image Editing

Examples of graphic images (photos, screen captures, graphic versions of illustrations, etc.) being edited using professional image editing software.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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