Joy Prescott
Resume

EXPERIENCE

 
Freelance Technical Writer for various companies, including Real Networks, 2014-2015.

Freelance Writer for
Amazon Supply, Seattle, WA, 2012-2013
Write product descriptions for web site.

Photographer and Writer for the Shakes Island Renovation Project, Wrangell, AK, Fall 2011

Write press releases, newsletter articles, and blog entries. Photograph and videotape project activities and employees. Conduct interviews and write web site and window flyer copy.
Freelance Writer at Demand Studios, Bellevue, WA, Jan 2011 to Present

Writer of articles and how-to topics for internet content provider. Articles are published at www.local.com and www.ehow.com.

Freelance Photographer for Various Micro Stock Web Sites, 2005 to Present

Professional photo sales at micro stock photo sites including www.istockphoto.com, www.shutterstock.com, www.dreamstime.com, www.bigstockphoto.com, www.fotolia.com, and www.canstockphoto.com.

Freelance Designer and Writer of Crochet Patterns, 1980 to present

Published over one hundred instructional articles (crochet patterns) in various nationally distributed crafts magazines, craft instructional books, and subscription clubs.

Senior Technical Writer at GoAhead Software, Bellevue, WA, Feb 05 to Aug 09

As the sole writer, planned, wrote, and managed content for 2,000+ page software development kit consisting of single-source files, publishing to various outputs such as HTML and PDF.

Lead Technical Writer at Vidiator, Bellevue, WA, Sept 04 to Feb 05

Primary writer for various aspects of user documentation, including installation, configuration and development guide. Designed templates, edited text, created documentation plans, and managed project-related tasks.

Technical Writer at Topia Ventures, Tacoma, WA, Nov 03 to Sept 04

Wrote and edited various project documents, including presentations, plans, reports, minutes, and processes. Created and managed templates. Analyzed documentation needs and made recommendations on deliverables and production processes.

Senior Technical Writer at Wasser, Seattle, WA, Apr 03 to Jun 03

Worked with Microsoft project managers to successfully complete documentation on time and under budget.

Senior/Lead Technical Writer at GoAhead Software, Bellevue, WA, Sep 99 to Jul 02

Primary writer for significant content areas of a 1,000+ page software development kit consisting of single-source files. Created initial technical illustrations, managed project-related tasks for team, and edited writing by others.

Lead Technical Writer at CARE Computers, Bellevue, WA, Jun 98 to Sep 99

Updated both print and online documentation using established writing standards. Wrote and reviewed specifications and test plans. Edited and tested help system content.

Technical Writer at Loronix, Durango, CO, May 97 to Jun 98

Wrote user guides, system administrator guides, and specifications. Produced images, completed layout and indexing, revised 600-page software development kit documentation, and edited writing by others.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

B.A. English, minor in Women’s Studies Dec. 1996, summa cum laude, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO – course work included Autobiography, Creative Writing, Nature Writing, Article & Feature Writing.

Technical Writing – 1998 to 2007, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA – course work included Creating Process Documentation, Indexing and various courses in the Technical Writer Certification series.

Project Management – 1998 to 2007, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA and 2001 to 2002, GoAhead Software – course work included Managing Technical Communications Teams, Project Management, High Productivity Teams, and various management courses including Problem Solving, Decision Making, Providing Performance Feedback, and Management Styles.
Technical Training – 1998 to 2007, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA and the Society for Technical Communication – course work included Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced XML, Database Design, C Programming, Database to Web Integration Using ASP, and Beginning and Intermediate HTML.

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