Through my educational concentration and experience as a student journalist, I've had the opportunity to become a more competent and experienced writer. This experience, paired with my natural inclination toward technical knowledge and skills, has put me in a unique position to create things like training material and design documentation that must convey esoteric processes or ideas in a understandable and useful way.
Below you will find various examples of my writing. Along with a copy of the original work, I have included a brief explanation to help provide the context & background of each individual work.
Adobe Business Catalyst Documentation Excerpt( View Document)
Upon leaving Links Technology, I was asked to document the more complex projects I had worked on. Since most of these were built using Adobe Business Catalyst, a section of that documentation was devoted to covering some of the basic ideas and concepts, discussing some of quirks I had encountered, and providing some additional resources I found useful while working on the platform.
The linked excerpt is a small portion of the complete documentation that was written in Markdown and then converted into a static site with Daux.io
Team Management Mobile Application Design Doc( View Document)
Created a design document to be used by an external development company to create an application that would allow users to manipulate their fantasy football teams using mobile devices running the iOS platform. From the original concepts through the finalized document, the entire project was completed independently.
- The final document attempted to:
- Establish a clear and concise product definition and design philosophy
- Create a general understanding of the look and feel of the application through detailed mockup images
- Define a set of processes that needed to be created and handled by both the app and our back-end system
RapidDraft Admin Systems Manual( View Document)
Created an expansive internal user manual to help new employees get familiar with the administration system and processes behind RapidDraft.com.
SportsBuff.com Main Page Image Guide( View Document)
Created an internal document for employees who don't possess any technical or graphic design skills. The guide walks users through selecting, editing and uploading an image to be displayed on the main page of SportsBuff.com
Banner Management User Guide( View Document)
Created an internal document for non-technical employees to guide them through the process of creating and managing banner advertisements using the Absolute Banner Manager XE Software.
Social Networking and Politics Article - "In MySpace We Trust"( View Article)
An article covering the potential effect of social networking sites on an upcoming midterm election that appeared in the weekly collegiate publication "The Carthage Current"
Winter Charity Event Article - "Runners Bundle Up for Festive 5k"( View Article)
An article that previewed the Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis, an outdoor charity event held during the winter which appeared in the weekly collegiate publication "The Carthage Current"
Women's Collegiate Volleyball Article - "Lady Reds Clinch Winning Streak Record"( View Article)
An article covering the Carthage Lady Reds Volleyball surpassing the CCIW record for consecutive conference wins that appeared in the weekly collegiate publication "The Carthage Current"
Alumni Networking Dinner Article - "Sharing Success Over Dinner"( View Article)
An article covering a networking dinner that was held on campus that appeared in the weekly collegiate publication "The Carthage Current"