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Technical Writing Portfolio


The list below provides links to many samples of my technical writing, including policies-and-procedures manuals, training guides, user manuals, engineering reports, and program guides. Below these I've also included related writing for public information, trades journalism, arts grants, reviews, and websites.


Policies and procedures manuals

Many SOP manuals - marine oil spill cleanup - vessel ops, equipment, refits [confidential] Western Canada Marine Response Corp
SOP Manual Fire Dispatch - Managing Events (excerpt, annotated) E-Comm 9-1-1
SOP Manual Fire Dispatch - Table of Contents & Special Situations (excerpt) E-Comm 9-1-1
Managing SQID Reports (Safety & Quality Integrated Database) [confidential] CHC Helicopter - Global
Standard Operating Procedures for firefighters (for online -excerpt) Richmond Fire-Rescue
Condition Assessment in the Field (excerpt) BC Transmission Corporation
Process for Recording Raw Gas Production (for online - excerpt) BC Gas Revenue Branch
Practice for Management of External Training (QA Directive) (excerpt) Hughes Aircraft Canada (Raytheon Canada)
Journal Publication Writing Guide for Schmidt Laboratory Investigators NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
SOP EndNote reference management - Schmidt Universal Library NYU Bluestone  Center
Validation Completion Report: AWDS Weather System Operation and Maintenance McDonald Detwiler & Associates

Training guides

Adopting the Chronic-Disease-Management Toolkit (annotated) Impact BC/BC Ministry of Health
Ministry staff orientation: Use of Forms (excerpt) BC Gas Revenue Branch
Resource Inventory Skills Training - Aerial Photos - Facilitator   BC Ministry of Forests
Resource Inventory Skills Training - Aerial Photos - Participant   BC Ministry of Forests
Resource Inventory Skills Training - Navigate in the Field - Participant BC Ministry of Forests
Distribution Switching for Linemen (Program Outline & excerpt) BC Hydro

User manuals

iSolution DT Microscopic Imaging Solution (software upgrade) [confidential] IMT Image & Microscope Technology
COPA Partial Discharge Analysis System - Operation (excerpt) Adwel International (Iris Power)
Spectrum Envoy - office communications management - User Guide (excerpt) Spectrum Signal Processing
GL3900 The Message Manager - Operator's Manual (excerpt) 
- Supervisor's Manual - Manager's Manual (excerpt
Glenayre Electronics (Glentel)
Tiger - User Guide (stockbrokers) (excerpt) Sydney Development
MDI 6100 Portable Data Terminal - Documentation Plan and Parts Information MDI/Motorola/MDSI (Ventyx)
The General Ledger Package - User Guide HCL McDonald & Associates
The School System: Overview (scheduling software) Columbia Computing

Engineering Reports (TECHNICAL EDITOR)

Editing: State of the Transmission System Report (before/after)

BC Transmission Corporation

Editing & illustrating: Aviation forensic-engineering report [confidential]

AeroStrategies Ltd.

Program guides

Introduction to Quality Improvement (Practice Support Program) Impact BC/BC Ministry of Health
Fire Academy Course Calendar Justice Institute of BC
District Office Systems: Department Guide BC Ministry Social Services

Public information (science & technology)

How I Know There Are No Aliens Opinion article 2020
Fact Sheet: For the Disabled, Are We Studying What Matters? Rancho Los Amigos Rehab Center
Fact Sheet: Managing Our Drinking Water Greater Vancouver Regional District
Fact Sheet: Clean, Safe Drinking Water Greater Vancouver Regional District
World's Deadliest Poison Used for Revolutionary Therapies BC Medical Association
That Day in Science (interactive exhibit)   Science World BC

Trades journalism (science & technology)

Man-made Atom Reveals the Fabric of the Universe TRIUMF
Glenayre Mini-TAS Uses VME Bus from DY-4 Systems Glenayre Electronics (Glentel)
Glenayre Electronics (Corporate Profile) Glenayre/Computec Magazine
Show and Tell at BC Tel ITVA newsletter

Grant proposals (Fine Arts)

Tran Scan - Proposal for Film Production Grant (successful) Canada Council for the Arts
Tran Scan - Final Report Canada Council for the Arts
Earth Moves: Proposal for Completion (details on web page) National Film Board of Canada
Earth Moves: Report - Content Research (web page off-site) National Film Board of Canada
Creative Development Proposal - Media Arts (successful) Canada Council for the Arts
Nomination for YWCA Women of Distinction Award (successful) Pro-Choice Action Network

Promotions and reviews

NFB to Expand Shadbolt Animation National Film Board of Canada
Paintings "Touched Alive" by Animator
Uptime, Downtime: Marilyn Atkinson and NLP Marilyn Atkinson
Film Review: Kaerajaan Int'l Animation Assoc.
Masters Reveal Their Methods (web page off-site) Northwest Animator
Trade Shows: Hawking Our Wares at High Tech Fairs Glenayre Electronics (Glentel)
A Day in Creative Services Glenayre Electronics (Glentel)
Gemstone - Game Player's Guide (software) Sydney Development
Len Hill Aims Criticism at TV Network Practices USC Alumni Newsletter

Legacy Web sites (content and production, basic html)

Tran Scan: The DVD. A Memorial Celebration of Geography
Xenos: Experimental Animation



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