Objective, goals, etc.
A good salary, healthcare and retirement benefits, fame, fortune... but on a more serious note:
I'm primarily interested in technical documentation, digital/computational arts and literatures, and web development.
More specifically, I am interested in working with clients and organizations who value clear, well-written documentation, sales and marketing material, and who have clear ideas about deadlines, objectives, and fun.
Preferred environments are ones that appreciate the serial (Oxford) comma, however I can be flexible so far as style guides go.
O'Reilly Media, Production Editor
February 2020 — Present
Shepherd books, reports, and other such things from editorial to print.
Snowbound Software, Technical Writer
September 2019 — February 2020
Manage, maintain, and write user- and developer-facing documentation for enterprise-level software applications.
Build and manage custom Jekyll implementation to host documentation.
Urban AdvenTours, Marketing Manager
September 2017 — September 2019
Created and managed communications (including newsletters, social media, print, and web content) for a bicycle tour/rental business as well as the associated bike shop.
I also assisted with retail sales and organization, including managing the inventory, merchandizing, ordering/receiving, some repairs, and instructing new staff.
Ashland Daily Press (APG-WI), Sales Associate
January 2017 — June 2017
Attended to existing and new accounts while managing insertion orders for print and web for a local newspaper organization.
Freelance Technical Writer, Ghost Writer, and Copywriter
February 2016 — January 2017
Performed writing services for various clients including an enterprise software consulting organization, Google Developer Experts, web-based start ups, and individuals.
World Wide Technology — Application Services (formerly Asynchrony)
August 2013 — January 2016
Wrote, edited and maintained copy for web and marketing materials, focusing on industry and technology verticals and high-level messaging. Responsibilities included research, interviews, writing and editing copy and publication using WordPress.
Created, maintained and managed a large, user-facing documentation suite for fielded-research application. Tasks included writing and editing user and technical guides, R&D funding proposals, past performance reviews and web content.
Provided Narrative UX support on projects as needed.
- Technical, sales, copy and creative writing. Also editing.
- Proficient in HTML, CSS, and JS. I've also got some experience with Python, and can more or less at least "read" Java.
- Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) authoring and DITA-OT pdf customization. Admittedly these skills are rusty, but chances are you should be using a Markdown-based doc system anyway.
- Basic graphic/periodical design (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
- "Project management," by which I mean that I have managed a lot of projects (professionally and in my literary life) from conception to publication, including managing costs, printing, distribution, etc.
University of Massachusetts — Boston
MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), May 2020
University of Miami (FL)
BA summa cum laude, majors in Philosophy and English, minor in Mathematics, May 2013
Parkway North High School, St. Louis
Go Vikings, 2009