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Localization Desktop Publishing Specialist - 8/01 to present
Multilingual Desktop Publishing and Format Proof/Document QA Specialist, transcription and book design. Clients include localization and publishing companies.

Metropolitan State College of Denver - 1/03 to 5/06
Part-time professor in the Journalism and Technical Communication departments instructing QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, as well as layout and design of all types of publications.

Lionbridge Technologies - 9/00 - 8/01
Document localization specialist. Familiar with all intricacies of working with translation software (such as TRADOS), language formatting issues and DTP software. Heavy use of Adobe products, (including FrameMaker), QuarkXPress, CorelDraw, Word and various HTML editors and multimedia programs. Held training sessions for QuarkXPress for basic and intermediate skills.

Art Institute of Colorado - 9/00 to 6/01
Part-time instructor in Graphic Design Dept. Classes include Computer Applications (introduction to software and computers for new students), Design Fundamentals, and Electronic Design (layout and design primarily using QuarkXPress).

Quark Inc - 11/97 - 9/00
Technical support for QuarkXPress for Macintosh and Windows. Heavy use of troubleshooting for both platforms in all related hardware and software issues. Trained (as mentor) other technicians, performed QA and software testing, and wrote training documents. Additional projects in XML, Fundamentals of Software Testing, HTML, JavaScript and other related to desktop and web publishing.

Trench Shoring Services - 1/96 to 11/97
Media Specialist/Macintosh technical support. One person in-house production and copywriting of print advertising, multimedia video, marketing media, training brochures, newsletters, and other media for nationwide construction equipment rental company. Macintosh technical support for all offices across country. Archived collateral to CD-ROM, recommended and purchased computers and related equipment, bought and scheduled advertising space, coordinated design and printing of all office media and collateral. Maintained accounting database. Use of all software listed below.

Hoflin Publishing, Inc. - 11/94 to 12/95
Specialty magazine layout artist. Duties included design and layout for several publications, primarily using QuarkXPress on Macintosh. Also editing, proofing and copywriting, electronic prepress , database management, trade show booths (included travel) and marketing duties.

MacTemps (now Aquent) - 9/93 to 11/94, 5/02 to present
Worked with various companies in publications, desktop publishing, editing, proofing and copywriting.

Rocky Mountain Health Care Corporation (also was Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Colorado) - 5/91 to 9/93
Completed internship in marketing and public relations for the health care corporation. Design and copywriting marketing and promotional documents using QuarkXPress and WordPerfect. Published informative health-related articles for newspapers in three states. Design, layout and copywriting for customer newsletters, annual reports, brochures and additional marketing media.

University of Colorado - 8/88 to 12/92
Program Council: Co-directed and assisted Trivia Bowl 1989 to 1991. Organized, promoted and facilitated the week-long event. Design, layout and copywriting for 4-color magazine and promotional materials. Also design, layout and copywriting promotional documents for additional events throughout the school year. Campus Press, Entertainment writer, layout. Fall 1991 - Spring 1992.

Boulder Daily Camera - Fall 1992
Intern copyeditor, proofreader

Technical Skills:

Hardware & Operating Systems: Macintosh and Windows. Troubleshooting for equipment and software on both platforms.

Software: (Not limited to) Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe FrameMaker Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, CorelDraw, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, Macromedia Flash, and Dreamweaver. Current software and operating systems list.

Additional Skills:

Paste-up, typography, layout, design, brainstorming, proofreading, media buying, copyediting and writing. Knowledge of Associated Press stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, grammar and spelling. Work well under deadlines and in crisis situations. Organized, precise and efficient. Learn quickly.


• Spanish language classes, Fron Range Community College, Fall 2004
• Web publishing, Community College of Denver, Spring 2000
• Associate Degree in Communication Technology, Colorado Institute of Art, Dec. 1994
• Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Colorado-Boulder, May 1993

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