Writing

Copywriting

Beverly Heights Business Card

Description

Business card for Beverly Heights Church staff.

Production Notes

I created the text and organized the text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher. The graphics include a logo from Beverly Heights that I modified in Photoshop. I created the shadow wheat and stretched it across the card to enhance the illusion of movement already expressed by the logo.
BHCBusinessCard

Sydelle Pearl Business Card

Description

Business card for author and storyteller Sydelle Pearl.

Production Notes

I created the text and organized the text and graphics using Illustrator. The graphics include public domain clipart modified in Photoshop. I added the lighting and glowing effects around the book, world, butterfly, and pearls using Photoshop.

Beverly Heights Student Ministries Brochure

Description

Brochure for Student Ministries at Beverly Heights Church.

Purpose

To inform families of student ministries programs and activities at Beverly Heights and to persuade active participation in student ministries.

Production Notes

I wrote the text and organized the text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher. The graphics include photos and a logo from Beverly Heights. I edited the front page image using Photoshop creating a shadow to cover an issue on the photo.

Jubilee Christian School Brochure

Description

Brochure for Jubilee Christian School.

Purpose

An ad campaign document to inform families about the vision and mission of Jubilee Christian School and to persuade families to enroll their children.

Production Notes

I wrote the text and organized the text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher. The graphics include my photos and a logo from JCS.

Jubilee Christian School New Student Campaign

Description

Ad campaign for Jubilee Christian School (JCS), which includes a direct mailing, flyer, print ad, magnet (shown), radio script, web banner, brochure, and billboard ad.

Purpose

To increase student enrollment for Jubilee Christian School (JCS), a private school located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Strategy

To raise awareness of Jubilee in the community and to provide supplementary takeaway documents for a “road show” where parents will visit area churches to promote the school.

Audience

Congregations of area churches and local motorists.

Production Notes

I created the text and organized the text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher. The graphics include my photos and a logo from JCS.

Beverly Heights Postcard

Description

Postcard for Beverly Heights Church.

Audience & Purpose

To remind the congregation of an important Adult Christian Formation class.

Production Notes

I created the text and organized the text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher. The graphics include clip art that I modified in Photoshop.

Technical Communication

System Guide & Online Help: DFS Client for Windows NT

Description & Purpose

While working for Transarc Corporation, I developed the system manual and online help for their Distributed File System (DFS) Client for Windows NT. The purpose of the manual and online help was to provide DFS users with an overview of DFS and information and instructions for using, administering, and maintaining the DFS Client.

Audience

Users of the DFS Client for Windows NT either who are familiar with Microsoft Windows NT or who have a basic knowledge of using windows applications.

Production Notes

I wrote, organized, and formatted this document, and its corresponding online help system, using Microsoft Word and Doc-to-Help. I created illustrations using CorelDraw. Research included discussion with development and training teams and experimentation with the system.

Sample

Available for review upon request.

Release Notes: DFS Client for Windows NT

Description & Purpose

While working for Transarc Corporation, I developed release notes for their Distributed File System (DFS) Client for Windows NT. The purpose of the release notes was to list information specific to the 1.0.3a release of the DFS Client for Windows NT and to document changes and additions to the DFS Client that occurred after the DFS Client for Windows NT System Guide was completed.

Audience

Users of the DFS Client for Windows NT who are familiar with Microsoft Windows NT or who have a basic knowledge of using windows applications.

Production Notes

I wrote and organized this document as an online readme.wri file using Microsoft Write. Research included discussion with development and training teams and experimentation with the system.

Sample

Available for review upon request.

Readme: AFS 3.4a

Description & Purpose

While working for Transarc Corporation, I developed the Readme file for their Andrew File System (AFS). The purpose of the Readme file was to list additional ports supported, explain defect fixes, and detail the installation of AFS on HP-UX 10 systems.

Audience

AFS administrators who have a thorough understanding of AFS and UNIX.

Production Notes

I wrote and organized this document using Emacs (UNIX text editor). Research included discussion with the developers and installation of AFS on an HP-UX 10 system.

Sample

Available for review upon request.

System Manual: Operation Standards

Description & Purpose

While working at Honda of America, Inc., I wrote their Operation Standards System Manual. The purpose of this manual was to describe procedures for maintaining, reviewing, and printing Operation Standards information using the Operation Standards system.

Audience

Assembly Process staff at Honda who have a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.

Production Notes

I wrote, organized, and formatted this document using Interleaf. Research included discussion with the users and experimentation with the system.

Sample

Due to the proprietary nature of the Operation Standards System, a limited sample is available for review upon request.

Service Manual: Cab Signal/Overspeed System

Description & Purpose

While working for PHW, INC., I edited several service manuals for their automatic train control systems. The purpose of the service manuals was to provide operators and technicians with descriptions of the equipment and system operation as well as instructions for installing, calibrating, and maintaining the system.

Audience

Operators and technicians of the Cab Signal/Overspeed System who are familiar with installing, operating, and maintaining electronic train control systems.

Production Notes

I edited the manual for internal consistency and for grammar, style, and technical clarity. Research involved discussion with the author, an engineer at PHW, INC., and observation of the system. I discussed my hand-written comments with the author and incorporated changes into the manual using Microsoft Word.

Sample

Available for review upon request.

Online Help Manual

Description & Purpose

While working at Honda of America, Inc., I edited an online Help Manual. The purpose of this manual was to describe procedures for creating, maintaining, reviewing, and implementing online help using ASSIST/GT.

Audience

Information Services staff including the Technical Publications group at Honda who have a moderate to high understanding of computer systems.

Production Notes

I edited the manual for internal consistency and for adherence to grammar, content, and style standards. Research involved discussion with the author, a technical writer in the Technical Publications group at Honda, and observation of the system. I delivered my hand-written comments and discussed them with the author.

Sample

Due to the proprietary nature of Honda Systems, a limited sample is available for review upon request.