January 2010 - March 2012
Offer consulting services for small businesses and individuals seeking to establish a web presence. Communicate technical strategies to leverage small online projects, including blog applications, hosting, social media options to reinforce brand and expertise, and identify web objectives for site development.
XML Web Content Producer
July 2009 - August 2009
Provide content updates to existing support web site for Xbox (http://support.xbox.com) on a frequent, twice-weekly basis, using the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008 Team Foundation Server platform. Participated with green rubino’s Xbox production and development team in daily Scrum meetings, remotely collaborated with Microsoft’s Xbox team regarding scheduled content deliverables for web site, edited content files in XML, XHTML, and CSS in Visual Studio, appended existing project files with newly hand-coded static pages per content update work requests, coordinated content updates with in-house team Project Manager, QA Tester, and Site Developers in production process, and documented existing XML taxonomy for possible revisions for review and consideration. Additional duties include managing merge branch updates with production and main builds for project, and QA testing of merged project hand-offs.
Project Manager - contractor
October 2008 - March 2009
Providing project management support for Live.com's Video Search with an emphasis on site management for television and music video content on Microsoft's Live search engine and content portal. Additional responsibilities include updating site with partner content, and participating in user experience testing.
Office Live Workspace Production
May 2008 - September 2008
Provide weekly production updates for Office Live Workspace (“OLW”) portal web site content using both Visual Studio 2008 and internal tools. Offer XML / XSL knowledge and consultation for development of templates and module design to extend existing production tool flexibility. Produce hand-coded deliverables on spec projects (OLW Sharing Campaign; Office Live Add-In dialog boxes for inclusion of Office 2003 and Office 2007 products), and edit web assets as needed for live content. Assist with expediting project work to test and localization teams; offer troubleshooting support for OLW production assets; write documents and compile site asset inventories for marketing campaigns produced for site launches; and prepare presentation materials and draft work history as required. Produce weekly reports and documentation of daily tasks, work items, bug history, and high impact project work for OLW site production.
January 2008 - March 2012
Independent contractor / web developer and consultant. Specializing in web site design, redesign and development for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Recent projects include ASP .NET 2.0 technical development and production for National Network 4 Youth; redesign and site updates for Iole Alessandrini at www.iole.org; and redesign and site content expansion for Artdish (www.artdish.com). Current plans include site application and redesigns for university professors, technical consultants, writers, and attorneys.
Web Producer [Volt Technical]
December 2006 - December 2007
October 2005 - June 2006
DTP / Contractor
November 2004 - June 2005
Provided bulk document conversion of Help MS Word documentation into XML format, and offered first-pass proofing of document structure, formatting, and text. Also supported software documentation testing: performed How-Tos, Walkthroughs and related formal testing processes for Visual Studio 2005.
Desktop Publisher / Contractor
December 2003 - January 2004
Assist Editor with document proofing and formatting, ensuring content integrity from XML conversion and production of Visual C/C+ documentation. Process and review documentation using DocStudio -- an XML-based document production manager and internal tool; edit and validate documentation using MS Word 2003; and produce reports and production logs with MS Excel 2003.
Desktop Publisher / Contractor
July 2002 - September 2002
Conduct software testing during initial production phase for internal release of Microsoft Publisher. Work closely with production and design team to adhere to production specification. Conduct HTML-to-XML file conversions using MS internal tools on a separate project.
immersant - Bowne Internet Solutions
November 1999 - November 2000
Client-side development for client projects and project testing; internal project skills development using current Internet technologies including ASP, XML / XSL. Project experience building web applications using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) process. Project sites include SurveyPlanet.com.