Produce reference guides and manuals for smartphones, tablets, watches, VR headsets and accessories sold in Canada. I write, edit and lay out content in InDesign, and create PDF files for printing and online delivery.
Contributing editor of this trade magazine for the electronic manufacturing sector from 1996 to 2009. I edited press releases, data sheets, articles, and other material for each issue, and occasionally wrote feature articles.
Copy edit and layout of Book 12 and Book 15 of the Ontario Traffic Manual. Tasks included text editing and proofreading, graphic revisions, layout in Adobe InDesign and PageMaker, and production of PDF files for electronic distribution and printing.
Wrote instruction manual content for the Core wireless speaker system and edited the final version.
Produced instruction manual for the LeakFinderST acoustic-based pipe leak detection system. Tasks included photography, writing and editing, design and layout in Adobe InDesign, and PDF creation. Also wrote video scripts and newsletter articles.
Produced instruction manuals for Mercedes-Benz LUVWs (light utility vehicle wheeled) for the Department of National Defence: installation and maintenance of replacement weapon station, installation instructions for military police lighting system, and testing and replacement instructions for electrical connectors. Tasks included writing and editing, photo enhancement, design and layout of English and French content in Adobe FrameMaker, and PDF creation.
Produced quick start guides for a tablet, a smartphone, and two Wi-Fi routers. Tasks include photography, writing, editing, layout in Adobe InDesign and production of PDF files for electronic distribution and printing.
Produced installation and operation guides for digital audio/video insertion systems. Tasks included photography, writing, editing and layout in Adobe FrameMaker.
Produced data sheets, instruction manuals, brochures, and drawings for this wireless equipment manufacturer. Tasks include writing, editing, photography, design and layout.
Produced instruction manuals for components used in hydrogen-fueled backup power systems. Tasks included writing, editing and layout in Adobe FrameMaker.
Produced several detailed service manuals for explosive and narcotic detection systems. Tasks included digital photography and image enhancement, writing and editing, design and layout in Adobe FrameMaker, and PDF creation.
Revised three software manuals. Tasks included file conversion from Adobe PageMaker to FrameMaker, text editing and proofreading, creation of hundreds of screen images with callouts, layout and PDF creation. Also wrote several case studies.
Wrote press releases, newsletter items and magazine articles for E-T-A, press releases for products from Snap-on, Inc.
Produced operations and service manuals for a robotic welding system and automated assembly line. Tasks included on-site industrial photography, writing and editing, design and layout in Adobe FrameMaker, and colour printing.
Installation and commissioning guide for NLOS wireless backhaul system. Tasks included photography, writing, editing, and layout in Adobe FrameMaker.
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