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EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Technology

Software

·     Rational suite of programs to include ClearCase, ClearQuest, RequisitePro, and Quality Manager

·     PVCS Dimensions

·     Corel WordPerfect

·     Adobe Acrobat Professional

·     Microsoft Office suite of programs to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Live Meeting, Publisher, FrontPage

·     ScanSoft PaperPort

·     HP Scanjet

·     Adaptec CD recording

·     Various CD/DVD burning software packages

Proficiencies

·     Word processing, database creation, and spreadsheet development

·     Website development and maintenance

·     Digital scanning and graphic/text recreation (OCR), manipulation, and archiving

·     Compact disc/DVD recording

·     Internet research, email (GroupWise and Outlook), instant messaging

·     Document archiving via PVCS Dimensions

Employment

Journal Management

·     Served as managing editor for an international peer-reviewed scientific specialty research journal.

·     Automated all processes and procedures for manuscript receipt, review, decision tracking, and version control, and implemented Internet access within the office for email correspondence and research.

·     Automated a database of several thousand reviewers.

·     Automated a database of received, accepted, and published manuscripts.

·     Contributed numerous articles and letters to specialty trade, technical, and scientific publications.

·     Managed a $2 million budget, developed monthly and annual financial and project status reports, and was responsible for staffing of specialized scientific journal editorial office personnel.

Writing

·     Authored 12 nonfiction trade, technical, and consumer books

·     Published 288 articles in 76 trade, technical, and consumer magazines

·     Columnist for four technical/trade magazines

·     Co-founder of the NOLA Writers Group

Technical Writing/Editing

·     Twenty-plus years of experience as a technical writer and editor, which includes implementing the peer-review and revision process as well as publication of numerous technical documents

·     Extensive experience with PC hardware and software systems

·     Extensive experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and publishing software packages

Teaching

Initiated and staffed over a dozen courses at the University of New Orleans. Currently, teach six night courses.

Independent Book and Periodical Publishing

Experienced in general layout and design; specific graphic development; advertising, marketing, and distribution of publication products; acquisition and negotiation of cost estimates for production work; and development and maintenance of production schedules and publications budgets.

Small Press Publishing

·     Experienced small press production editor producing hard copy promotionals for publishers and book authors.

TV Video and Film Production

·     Specialized experience in script writing, producing, directing, shooting, editing, text keying, and narrating video productions.

·     Experience with a variety of analog production equipment to include studio and portable cameras, special effects generators, editors, controllers, character generators, still store systems, and switchers.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Master of Fine Arts Studies; University of New Orleans; New Orleans, LA

Completed and passed the required thesis, oral and written comprehensive exams, and the 45 required hours of course work concentrating in communications courses with an emphasis in television video and film production.

Bachelor of General Studies; Nicholls State University; Thibodaux, LA

Studies concentrated on core curriculum classes with a concentration on a technical/professional communication track focusing on business administration, journalism, and English.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Journal Management

Managing Editor; Hypertension, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation; New Orleans, LA

General

Managed the day-to-day operations of an editorial office for an internationally acclaimed monthly peer-reviewed scientific research journal through a contract with the American Heart Association. Received up to 1,000 solicited and unsolicited manuscript submissions annually, and directed and implemented logging and tracking of review processes for potential publication in the journal. Established and implemented various computerized methods to identify and present statistical data such as flow of manuscripts, performance of manuscript reviewers, and monthly as well as annual performance and efficiency data of the journal’s overall review process.

Financial and Personnel Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of budgeting and statements of account, as well as personnel staffing, management, and performance appraisal. Was responsible for approving invoices, initiating and approving purchase orders with vendors, and supervising two full-time and one part-time employee. Managed a $2 million contract budget.

Editorial and Management

Prepared manuscripts for copy editing by the publisher, and for publication by ensuring adherence to publisher and printer specifications, typographical style sheets, and overall production schedules. Developed and mandated author adherence to submission guidelines. Provided solid and timely communications by acting as liaison between authors, editors, reviewers, and publisher staff to ensure effective review as well as print production of submissions. Provided immediate statusing and response upon request from editorial board members and publishing administrators.

Marketing and Public Relations

Coordinated with the publisher’s marketing department to develop plans for increasing the subscriber base as well as advertising sales. Assisted the publisher in developing readership surveys for tracking subscriber satisfaction. Attended societal international conferences to arrange for publication of two annual supplemental issues of the journal composed of scientific articles received and processed for review at the meetings. Attended professional development organization conferences (see Special Training below) for such groups as AMWA, CSE, and STC (see Affiliations below) to acquire information on the latest market trends to help analyze, evaluate, and increase the effectiveness of editorial office processes and procedures. Wrote articles for these organizations’ journals (see Writing Background below). Provided internal and external media personnel with appropriate background on events and activities such as lectures and lecturers, symposia, workshops, and journal and staff accomplishments. Monitored and maintained vigilance over Internet website development by the publisher.

Technical Writing

Technical Writer; eVenture Technologies; New Orleans, LA

On a contract basis to the Department of Veterans Affairs, supported the production and maintenance of documentation and formal correspondence associated with the Memorials and Compliance VA programs. Developed the program-wide style guide and document templates to be used on the program. Ensured program documents and reports are edited, formatted, and finalized as program deliverables.

Technical Writer; LCSI; New Orleans, LA

On a contract basis to Northrop Grumman and the Department of Defense, supported the production and maintenance of documentation and formal correspondence associated with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Atlantic programs and individual projects. Ensured program documents and reports are edited, formatted, and finalized as program deliverables. Ensured program documents followed the Knowledge Management Document Development and Control Process for Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army and the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System.

Technical Writer; Northrop Grumman Corporation; New Orleans, LA

On a contract basis, researched and developed documentation for multiple Disaster Recovery Plans for the Avondale Shipyards contract with the Department of the Navy.

Senior Documentation/Publications Specialist; CACI; New Orleans, LA

On a contract basis, researched and developed documentation on numerous programs for the Department of Defense/Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Information Technology Center at the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park. Responsibilities included working as the project lead for technical editing to support a staff of computer system design engineers and system architects. Wrote, formatted, and edited contract deliverable documents; scheduled multiple peer reviews for each document; hosted and moderated each review; collected, disseminated, incorporated, and archived comment logs; revised documents; acquired appropriate signatures for document acceptance and delivery to the customer; and archived documents in a repository using a specified tool.

Senior Documentation Specialist; CDSI; New Orleans, LA

Same as above. Also, wrote the CDSI Style Manual for documentation development, and conceptualized, developed, and published the CDSI-New Orleans News newsletter for personnel on all New Orleans-area company-wide contracts.

Technical Author/Editor; Boeing Petroleum Services; New Orleans, LA

Determined departmental style, format, and procedures for company publications through a management and operating contract with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Wrote and edited corporate policy, implementation instructions, technical manuals, publications, operating procedures, and software and other company documentation. Closely interacted with graphic designers to include review of preliminary layouts of artwork for all publications. Because of education and experience in television video production, also assisted the video department in scripting, shooting, and editing corporate/industrial videos.

Technical Writer; Martin Marietta Data Systems; New Orleans, LA

Researched, organized, wrote, and edited technical user guides and all other documentation for computer systems for the Commander, Naval Reserve Force (COMNAVRESFOR) through a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Duties consisted of learning the designated computer systems from the user, programmer, and management view, and preparing manuals for each.

Independent Book and Periodical Publishing

Publisher; Chatgris Press; New Orleans, LA

Founder and publisher of a small press with reference and trade titles to include book and periodical publishing and management, safety, history, health, cooking, association management, working in the film industry, job search, complaint resolution and consumer protection, and the literary journal The Veranda.

Magazine Writing

Write articles on a freelance basis on a variety of topics for numerous trade and technical publications. Also, write three columns as listed below.

Columnist and Contributing Editor; Editorial Experts, Inc.; Alexandria, VA

Write “The Well-Run Shop” column as contributing editor for The Editorial Eye on topics of writing, editing, freelancing, publishing, and journal and magazine management.

Columnist and Contributing Writer; Louisiana Film and Video Magazine and Shutter Magazine; New Orleans, LA

Write “The Extra’s Edge” column as contributing editor for Louisiana Film and Video Magazine on topics of working in the film and television industry.

Columnist and Contributing Editor; Society for Technical Communication—Louisiana Satellite; Baton Rouge, LA

Write a column on technical communication in the New Orleans area.

Grant/Proposal Development

Grant Writer; Patron Saint Productions/AuthorViews; New Orleans, LA

Research applicable grant applications appropriate to the mission of book publicity company Patron Saint Productions and their visual media arm AuthorViews. Determine appropriateness of grant, examine guidelines for applicability to PSP/AV, research required information, write grant, and submit to the proper recipient within deadline.

Publishing Consulting

Print on Demand Consultant; On Demand Books; New York, NY

Serve as printing and publishing consultant for one of the largest espresso book manufacturing machines in the country. Liaison with New Orleans contacts to establish a print on demand presence in the Gulf South.

Production Editor; Patron Saint Productions; New Orleans, LA

Serve as production editor for a small press startup in New Orleans specializing in Internet marketing for publishers and authors. Also produce hard copy promotionals with plans for book and periodical publishing projects. Editor of an eight-page publication covering topics related to the publishing industry.

Teaching

Adjunct Faculty; University of New Orleans; New Orleans, LA

Initiated, developed, and teach six courses on the topics of book publishing, magazine publishing, writing for periodical publication, résumé development and job search techniques, working in the film industry, and complaint resolution and consumer protection. Also, serve as curriculum development consultant to the University of New Orleans Metropolitan College, having referred nearly a dozen new courses and referred appropriate instructors to the program.

Continuing Education Instructor; St. Charles Parish Community Education; St. Rose and Destrehan, LA

Initiated, developed, and teach four courses on the topics of book publishing, magazine publishing, working in the film industry, and photography. Also, serve as curriculum development consultant to the University of New Orleans Metropolitan College, having referred nearly a dozen new courses and referred appropriate instructors to the program.

Continuing Education Instructor; Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation; Jefferson, LA

Initiated, developed, and teach two courses on the topics of working in the film industry and photography. Also, serve as curriculum development consultant to the University of New Orleans Metropolitan College, having referred nearly a dozen new courses and referred appropriate instructors to the program.

Video and Film Production

Special Assignment Editor; Louisiana Film and Video Magazine; New Orleans, LA

Conceptualize article ideas, conduct interviews, and provide photography for magazine content. Also, solicit other writers and photographers to provide content and images.

Editor in Chief; Shutter Magazine; New Orleans, LA

Managed the day-to-day operations of a film tabloid magazine. Also, conceptualized article ideas and conducted interviews for magazine content. Additionally, solicited other writers to provide content.

Associate Organizer; Louisiana Produces Meetup Network; New Orleans, LA

Serve as an organizer for the television and film production industry in Louisiana for feature films, made-for-TV movies, independent films, and student films.

Board of Directors; The HURD Casting Network; New Orleans, LA

Serve as a broker between casting companies and film production companies to find actors and extras for feature films, made-for-TV movies, independent films, and student films.

Freelance Casting Coordinator; Marty Cherrix; New Orleans, LA

Over the specified timeframe, registered several hundred featured extras and day players for the Columbia Pictures/Phoenix Pictures feature film All the King’s Men.

Freelance Casting Coordinator; Louisiana Casting Database with Los Angeles Consultant Sally Jackson; New Orleans, LA

Over the specified timeframe, registered several hundred featured extras and day players for the casting company’s database, and using casting skins cast several dozen featured extras for specific roles such as reporters, photographers, journalists, announcers, cheerleaders, and benchwarmers for the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney feature film Glory Road. Also, was cast and starred as Assistant Head Coach Sam Miranda for the 1966 Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.

Cameraman; WYES-TV Public Broadcasting Station; New Orleans, LA

Through a university internship, operated studio camera for a public broadcasting television station for the University of New Orleans spring internship program. Also scripted, produced, directed, edited, and narrated a segment for a weekly entertainment show.

Cameraman/Floor Director; CNBC-TV Cox Cable Access; New Orleans, LA

Worked part-time (evenings) as floor director and studio cameraman for live broadcasts for the Consumer Network Broadcasting Company (CNBC).

WRITING BACKGROUND

Creative Nonfiction

Have written a collection of nearly 200 observational essays ranging from several hundred words to several thousand.

Papers and Letters

Have published 288 articles in 76 trade, technical, and scientific journals and magazines. Partial list available as Attachment A.

Books

Have written and published 12 pioneering books available as Attachment B.

Bylaws and Operating Procedures

Have written organizational bylaws and operating procedures for the following groups:

·     Society for Technical Communication, New Orleans/Gulf Coast chapter

·     The HURD Casting Network

·   Template for the New Orleans Inspector General's office (submitted to city council member and based on a pre-authored national standard publication)

·  Wrote the book Operating Procedures for Association Chapters and Committees—Developing Usable Guidelines for Officers and Managers

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Journal Management

·     Conceptualized and created the Hypertension Editorial Office Operating Procedures. This manual was adopted by the American Heart Association as the standard by which all of its journal editorial offices operate.

·      Conceptualized and consulted on an aggressive marketing campaign targeting medical suppliers for articles published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension for the purpose of increasing advertising revenue to increase the journal’s page budget.

·     Conceptualized and created electronic manuscript review forms for E-mail transmission to the Hypertension editorial office.

·     Conceptualized and created both annual and monthly reports documenting journal progress.

·     Reduced operating expenses for the journal by over $40,000 in my first year while increasing staff and staff moral.

·     Established new records with the publisher to include the highest number of diskettes submitted and the highest number of manuscripts submitted with complete information.

·     Rewrote Instructions to Authors every 6 months.

·     Reduced the turnaround time for receipt to publication from 8 months to 4 months for publication of supplement issues for Hypertension. Reduced overall turnaround time for regular submissions from 12 weeks to 4 weeks from receipt to first decision.

·     Received numerous letters of commendation from authors and Ochsner staff.

 Technical Writing/Editing

·     Developed, analyzed, and compiled a salary survey for the Louisiana satellite group of the Society for Technical Communication.

·     Developed, analyzed, and compiled a salary survey for the Mid-south (Memphis, TN) chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

·     Wrote six in-depth 66-page user’s guides; six six-page quickstart user guides; and help text, FAQs, and What’s New text for individual role-based websites for the Department of the Navy’s Career Management System/Interactive Detailing for posting on Department of Defense websites.

·     Developed the Sea Warrior/N1 Migration Document Style Manual to be used by subject matter experts and other technical authors for developing all new program documentation.

·     Developed the Sea Warrior/N1 Migration Process Flow Document to be used by subject matter experts for developing all new program documentation.

·      Was the first editor/writer of a 40-plus employee environment, responsible for starting a new documentation department with the Sea Warrior/N1 Migration Program.

·     Was the first editor of a 1,500-plus employee environment, responsible for starting a new documentation department for the Information Technology Center’s Research and Technology Park.

·     Edited the Project Status Report for Computer Data Systems, Inc.

·     Edited and coordinated production of the monthly Project Status Report and the Annual Budget Request for the Finance department of Boeing.

·     Coordinated and implemented management effectiveness audits of the publication control system throughout the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in two states.

·     Edited and coordinated production of the monthly Project Status Report for Martin Marietta in New Orleans.

Periodical Publishing

·     Serve as editor-in-chief of Shutter, a periodical for the Louisiana commercial and independent film, television, and theatrical industry.

·     Serve as editor of The Beautiful Plan, a periodical for the online book marketing campaign industry.

·     Serve as columnist and contributing writer for the Editorial Experts, Inc. publication The Editorial Eye.

·     Serve as columnist and contributing writer for the Louisiana Film and Video Magazine.

·     Serve as columnist and contributing writer for the Society for Technical Communication publication for the Louisiana chapter.

·     Serve as columnist and contributing writer for the political and entertainment publication BayouBuzz.com.

·     Conceptualized, developed, and published one of New Orleans’ only non-academic literary journals called The Veranda. Tasks included organizing an editorial board of peer reviewers; conducting the peer review process; making accept/reject decisions; conducting layout and design and of the journal; and overseeing all publication aspects, marketing and promotion, and sales.

Society/Association

As president of the New Orleans/Gulf Coast chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, wrote numerous articles for publication in the chapter publication, The Gulf Courant, and developed several technical publications such as the Bylaws and Operating Procedures for Chapter Officers and Managers, the chapter brochure, and the chapter Membership Directory.

Academic

·     While in undergraduate school full-time, analyzed curricula from 21 universities nationwide, and developed a program for consideration by the Louisiana Board of Regents for a bona fide degree track in technical/professional communications under the department of general studies.

·     Conceived and developed the University of New Orleans’ first course on book and periodical publishing.

·     Conceived, developed, and submitted a proposal to institute a degreed curriculum for book and periodical publishing at the University of New Orleans.

·      Conceived, developed, and submitted a proposal for implementing a university press for the University of New Orleans.

·      Coordinated, categorized, and organized the University of New Orleans entire video archives.

 Awards

·     Recipient, BookPage Writing Contest, Third Place Winner

·     Recipient, Distinguished Chapter Service Award, Society for Technical Communication

·     Recipient, Team Excellence Lightning Bolt Award, SSC New Orleans

·     Recipient, Encore Achiever Award, CACI – Federal

 APPOINTMENTS

 Professional

·     Book reviewer for the Society for Technical Communication’s (STC’s) journal Technical Communication

·     Book reviewer for the Council of Science Editors’ (CSEs’) journal Science Editor

·     Guest Editor for Technical Communication

·     Guest Editor for Science Editor

·     Region 5 (seven states) Liaison for STC’s Scientific Communication Special Interest Group

·     Manuscript reviewer for the American Medical Writer’s Association journal AMWA Journal

·     International Technical Publications Competition Judge for STC

·     Program committee member for the CSE annual conference

·     Program committee member for the CSE annual Short Course for Managing Editors

·     Initiated and implemented an employment clearinghouse at the CSE annual conference to encourage interaction between employers and job seekers

·     Nominated for the Society-level office of Nominating Committee for STC

·     Employee Activity Committee at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

·     President for two terms for the New Orleans/Gulf Coast chapter of STC

·     President of the New Orleans Research and Technology Park chapter of Toastmasters, Inc

 

Boards and Committees

 

·     Board member for the Oak Street/Main Street project sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

·     Committee Chair for the Website Development committee for the Oak Street/Main Street project

·     Committee Member of the Promotions Committee for the Oak Street/Main Street project

·     Committee Member of the Organization Committee for the Oak Street/Main Street project

·     Publicity Chairperson on the board of directors for the New Orleans City Park Popp Fountain Restoration and Botanical Gardens Project

·     Board member for the HURD Casting Network

·     Board member for the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center ’s annual theatrical program DramaRama

Literary/Theatrical

·     Serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana film and media arts publication Shutter Magazine

·     Founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New Orleans literary journal The Veranda

·     Wrote for the Oyster Playhouse Theatre Dozen in the Raw theatrical acting troupe

·     Founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the CDSI New Orleans News newsletter

·     Served as editor of the Patron Saint Productions publication The Beautiful Plan

·     Served on the steering committee and the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center annual theatrical event

·     Served on the editorial board for the literary journal Inkdancer Review

Volunteer

·     Serve as board member for the New Orleans/Gulf South chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

·     Served as board member for the Carrollton Riverbend Neighborhood Association.

·     Served as board member for the Oak Street Association.

·     Served as President (two terms) for the New Orleans/Gulf Coast chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

·     Served as Publicity Chairperson for the New Orleans City Park Popp Fountain Restoration and Botanical Gardens Project.

·     Volunteered with Animal Rescue New Orleans to help with their TNR (trap, neuter, release) program and care and feeding of pets abandoned after Hurricane Katrina.

Presentations

·     Panel discussion member, “The Marathon of Chapter Presidency.” 42nd Annual STC International Conference; Washington, DC

·     Presenter, “Publishing on the Internet.” A presentation to the medical staff of Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation; New Orleans, LA

·     Presenter, “Processes and Procedures.” Short Course for Managing Editors; 41st Annual CSE International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT

·     Presenter, “What Works with Instructions, Forms, and Checklists?” 41st Annual CSE International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT

·     Presenter, “Driving Safety.” Monthly meeting of the Horseless Carriage Club automotive group; New Orleans, LA

·     Presenter, “Using Digital Technologies to Publish Books.” Octavia Books; New Orleans, LA

·     Presenter, “Self Publishing Quickly and Easily.” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Houston, TX

·     Presenter, “Print on Demand—Strategies for Short Press Runs of Seminar Materials to Full-Length Books.” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Oklahoma City, OK

·     Presenter, “Publish Your Cookbook.” Whole Foods Market—Magazine Street; New Orleans, LA

·     Presenter, “A Comparison of Government vs. Private Sector Cost Plus vs. Fixed Price Contract Environments and What It Means to the Employee.” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Austin, TX

·     Panel discussion member, “Self Publishing: Victory or Vanity?” Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, part of the Jubilee—Festival of the Arts and Humanities; Houma, LA

·     Workshop, “Gainful Employment—A Primer for Resume Writing, Job Hunting, and Effective Interviewing.” Louisiana Department of Labor Employment Office; New Orleans, LA

·     Lecturer, “Book Publishing for Short Pressruns.” Indonique Tea and Chai Café; New Orleans, LA

·     Reading and Signing, Margarita Bergen’s Literary Salon; New Orleans, LA

·     Keynote speaker in celebration of the proclamation for the first annual Film and Video Industry Awareness Month for the State of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA

·     Panel discussion member, “Self Publishing: Victory or Vindication?” Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, part of the Jubilee—Festival of the Arts and Humanities; Houma, LA

·     Panel discussion member, “Digging for the Facts: Writing Nonfiction.” Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, part of the Jubilee—Festival of the Arts and Humanities; Houma, LA

·     Presenter, “Working in the Film Industry,” lecture to Veleka Gray's acting class; Metairie, LA

·     Presenter, “Writing for Magazines,” Bayou Writers Group; Lake Charles, LA

INTERVIEWS

·     Print Interview, Amazon.com

·     Print Interview, CACI Writer Combines Vocation and Career in New Orleans, CACI Times corporate publication

·     Print Interview, “The Words and Verses that A-Muse, Driftwood newspaper (excerpt)

·     Radio Interview, “Voices of New Orleans” radio talk show; WTIX a.m.; New Orleans, LA

·     Radio Interview, Ed Clancy’s Book Corner” radio talk show; WWL a.m.; New Orleans, LA

·     Print Interview, Meeting Makeovers, How trade magazine (excerpt)

·     Print Interview, Extra Work: Starring Gary Michael Smith,” Intercom trade journal

·     Television Interview, Eyewitness Morning News interview; CBS affiliate WWL-TV; New Orleans, LA

·     Print Interview, Driving Etiquette”; Elaine Johnson, Downers Grove Sun, SuburbanChicagoNews.com

·     Print Interview, Driving Etiquette”; Michelle Gentilly, Fine Living Network, Atlas Media Corp.

·     Print Interview, Book tells of bad tempers, burritos”; Jessica Scully, The Record, Stockton, CA

·     Video Interview, Publishing for Small Press Runs”; Steve O'Keefe, Patron Saint Productions, New Orleans, LA

·     Radio Interview, Movie Extra 101 Course at UNO; Don Imus, WWL 870 a.m. radio

·     Video Interview, “Movie Extra 101” and Writing for Magazines and Trade Journals”; Author Interviews by Steve O'Keefe, Patron Saint Productions, New Orleans, LA

·     Print Interview, Movie Extra 101 Course at UNO; Ronette King, New Orleans Times-Picayune

·     Radio Interview, “The Ed Clancy Show” radio talk show; WGSO a.m.; New Orleans, LA

·     Telephone Interview, CatChannel.com Cat Fancy online magazine; www.catchannel.com

·     Telephone Interview, “Conserving Energy by Changing Your Lifestyle”; Sheryl Kennedy, New Orleans Times-Picayune

CONSULTING

·     Serve as printing and publishing consultant for one of the largest espresso book manufacturing machines in the country. Liaison with New Orleans contacts to establish a print on demand presence in the Gulf South.

·     Serve as production editor for a small press startup in New Orleans specializing in Internet marketing for publishers and authors. Also produce hard copy promotionals with plans for book and periodical publishing projects. Editor of an eight-page publication covering topics related to the publishing industry.

·     Provide process analysis for scientific journal editorial offices.

·     Consult with authors on writing and publishing issues.

·     Consult with foreign nationals and U.S. citizens on résumé design and development.

·     Consult for the Writers Jubilee Jambalaya writer’s conference for Nicholls State University’s Jubilee—Festival of the Arts and Humanities.

·     Developed and present workshops on résumé writing, job search, and effective interviewing for the Louisiana Department of Labor.

·     Serve as curriculum development consultant to the University of New Orleans Metropolitan College, having recommended eight new courses and referred appropriate instructors to the program.

BOOK REVIEWS (based on The Peer-Reviewed Journal)

·     Veterinary and Human Toxicology, October 1997; 39(5):317

·     Learned Publishing, October 1997; 10(4):362

·     John B. McHugh, Publishing Consultant, January 1998

·     CSE Views, July-August 1997; 20(4):144

·     Photosynthetica, 1998; 35(3):380

·     Chinese Medical Journal, 1998; 111(9):778

·     Technical Communication, February 1999; 46(1):96–97

·     Laughing Bear, October/November 1998; 109:4

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Affiliations

·     Senior Member and former President, Society for Technical Communication (STC), New Orleans/Gulf Coast chapter. In past years have served as Vice President, Staff Photographer, Membership Manager, Employment Manager, and Program Director

·     Council of Science Editors (CSE)

·     Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)

·     American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

·     Independent Publishers Network (IPN)

·     Association of Authors and Publishers (AAP)

·     Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

·     New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC)

·     Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC)

·     International Television Association (ITVA)

·     New Orleans Association of Film and Tape Professionals (NOAFTP)

·     American Film Institute (AFI)

·     Toastmasters

·     National Speakers Association

Special Training

Have attended numerous trade, technical, and scientific professional development conferences. Partial list available as Attachment C.

Health Related

·     Member, Crescent City Cyclists (CCC) bicycle club

·     Founder, Crescent City Skaters (CCS)

·     Member, New Orleans Track Club

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

Staged Readings, Self-Performed

·     Read one creative nonfiction observation essay; 56th AMWA Annual Conference; Chicago, IL

·     Read six creative nonfiction observation essays; Borsodie’s; New Orleans, LA

·     Read seven creative nonfiction observation essays; Maple Leaf; New Orleans, LA

·     Read one creative nonfiction observation essay; Smilie’s Restaurant; New Orleans, LA

·     Read five creative nonfiction observation essays; Borsodie’s; New Orleans, LA

Theatrical Performances, by an Actor

·     Two pieces were performed; annual theatrical event, Contemporary Arts Center; New Orleans, LA

·     Two pieces were performed; Café Elani; Covington, LA

·     Two pieces were performed; In the Raw Productions’ Oyster Playhouse; New Orleans, LA

·     Two pieces were performed; annual theatrical event, Contemporary Arts Center; New Orleans, LA

·     Two pieces were performed; annual theatrical event, Contemporary Arts Center; New Orleans, LA

Television Performances

·     Courtroom Gallery Member, TV movie pilot Sweet Justice; May 1994

·     Law Partner, TV movie pilot Jake Lassiter; September 1994

·     Navy Commander, made-for-TV movie Faith of My Fathers; February 2005

·     TV Studio Floor Director/Audience Member, made-for-TV miniseries Elvis; February 2005

·     Farm Owner, made-for-TV movie Locusts; March 2005

·     High School Reunion Attendee, TV movie pilot The Riches; March 2006

·     Wedding Guest, made-for-TV movie The Staircase; November 2006

·     Parent, made-for-TV movie Consequences; March 2007

·     Police Officer/Precision Driver, TV movie pilot K-Ville; March 2007

Film Performance

·     Assistant Head Coach for the Kansas Team, Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney feature film Glory Road; August–September 2004

·     Coworker, feature film Last Holiday; November 2004

·     Lawyer, independent film Flakes; January 2005

·     Teacher, feature film All the King’s Men; April 2005

·     FBI Agent, feature film Big Momma’s House II; June 2005

·     Sheriff, feature film Solstice; April 2006

·     Gambler, World Poker Tournament, feature film Deal; May 2006

Attachment A

Partial List of Published Articles

·     “Robiscoe Gives Philosophy on Writing Poetry, Short Stories, Songs,” The Nicholls Worth

·     “The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators,” The Gulf Courant

·     “On Instituting a Technical/Professional Communication Program,” The Gulf Courant

·     “How ITVA Worked for Me,” Reel News

·     “First Time, Lost, Hot, and Dry,” Crescent City Cylists

·     “Romance in the Mississippi Backwoods,” La Plume D’Amour

·     “Region 5,” Intercom

·     “Romance in the Mississippi Backwoods,” NOLA News (Reprint)

·     “More Than Just a Conference,” Dateline Houston

·     “The Many Sides of Technical Communication,” Gulf Courant

·     “The Payoff of Curiosity,” Inkdancer Review

·     “Internationally-Known Journal Produced at Ochsner,” Inside Ochsner

·     “Authorship Conflict,” The Exchange

·     “Do-it-yourself philanthropy,” New Orleans Times-Picayune

·     “Key Words List,” Intercom

·     “More Acronyms,” Intercom

·     “Hypertension Journal Marks Third Year at Ochsner,” Inside Ochsner

·     “Some driving insights about local motorists,” New Orleans Times-Picayune

·     “Availability or Liability: Safety on the Superhighway,” CSE Views

·     Book Review on “Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing,” CSE Views

·     “CSE and SIGs,” CSE Views

·     “Potential Liability on the Information Superhighway,” Technical Communication

·     “Solution: Best Style for Submissions,” CSE Views

·     “Phantom Still Guards Treasure,” New Orleans Times-Picayune

·     “The Meaning of Authorship,” Journal of the American Medical Association

·     “Is E-mail Sufficiently Secure for Scientific Journals?,” CSE Views

·     “E-mail: An Expedient or Impractical Method for Reviewing Manuscripts?,” CSE Views

·     “The Role of Managing Editor: An Overview,” CSE Views

·     “Making the Peer Review Process Work for Your Publications,” The Editorial Eye Guides

·     “What is a Scientific Communicator?,” Feature Story, Dateline Houston

·     Response to “Divided Loyalties,” Intercom

·     “Manuscript Tracking: From Submission to Acceptance,” JP: The Newsletter for Journal Publishers

·     “Journal Tenure Extended,” Inside Ochsner

·     “Authorship and Guidelines,” JP: The Newsletter for Journal Publishers

·     “What They’re Saying: What is a Scientific Communicator?,” The Exchange. (Reprint)

·     “Initialisms,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Job Titles Can Boost Esprit de Corps,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Bellingrath Visitor is 50 Years Late,” Vine Lines

·     Book Review on “Pocket Guide to Technical Writing,” Technical Communication

·     “Training Tomorrow’s Journal Managers,” Independent Publisher

·     “You Missed One,” Independent Publisher

·     “Developing and Managing an Effective Peer-Review,” Journal Editor Bulletin

·     “Standard Operating Procedures,” Association Publishing

·     “Driving Etiquette—Tips for Safer Drivers,” The Insurance Educator

·     Ethics Case Study “Consulting—or Blackmail,” Intercom

·     “Certification for Technical Communicators,” Feature Story, Dateline Houston

·     “The Revision Process: Responding to a Peer Review,” Journal Editor Bulletin

·     “New Book Aims to Curb Bad Driving Habits,” ITE News of the South

·     “Louisiana Satellite Develops Job Shop for Silicon Bayou,” Dateline Houston

·     “Fuel That Burning Desire: Add Value to Your Books with CD Supplements,” Independent Publisher

·     “State Recognizes Week of Safe Driving,” News Link

·     “Publishing Course at UNO Founded by ITC Staff Member,” News Link

·     “Publishing Course at UNO Founded by ITC Staff Member,” New Direction

·     “Eleven Commandments for Business Meeting Etiquette,” Intercom

·     “Oubre Teaches Cobol,” New Direction

·     “Smith’s 10 Commandments for Business Meeting Etiquette,” New Direction

·     “ITC Data Architect Shares His Knowledge,” New Direction

·     “Dinwiddie Forges Future Analysts,” New Direction

·     “Publishing Course at UNO,” Gulf Coast Arts Review

·     “20 Rules for Cubicle Etiquette,” New Direction

·     “Style: Formal Attire Requested,” The Editorial Eye

·     Compact Discs or Zip Disks? A Comparison of Storage Media, The Editorial Eye

·     “22 Rules for Cubicle Etiquette,” Intercom

·     “Sixteen Suggestions for Ensuring Successful Videoconferences,” Intercom

·     “Digital Photoreproduction Revolutionizing Print Production,” ForeWord

·     “From Technical Writer to Scientific Journal Manager—and Back,” The Exchange

·     “Adobe Acrobat’s PDF in a Nutshell,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Developing Usable Submission Guidelines for Authors and Editors,” The Exchange

·     “Tips in MS Word: Labeling Figures and Tables with Captions – Part I,” Dateline Houston

·     “SPAWAR ITC Professional Displays Creative Side,” New Direction

·     “Tips in MS Word: Linking Figure and Table Captions to In-Text References – Part II,” Dateline Houston

·     “Smoothing and Speeding the Journal Review Process,” The Editorial Eye

·     “The Ideal Resume: Thorough, But User-Friendly – Part 1 of 3,” New Direction

·     “The Ideal Resume: Thorough, But User-Friendly – Part 2 of 3,” New Direction

·     “When Editors Have to Turn Authors Down,” The Editorial Eye

·     “The Ideal Resume: Thorough, But User-Friendly – Part 3 of 3,” New Direction

·     “Pleading Your Case for Professional Development,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Fully Automated Book Vending Machine,” The Beautiful Plan

·     “Print Books and Conference Materials Only When You Need Them,” The Editorial Eye

·     “The Ideal Resume: Thorough, but User-Friendly,” Intercom

·     “Revising a Manuscript after Peer-Review: a Primer for First-Time Authors,” The Exchange

·     “Creating Figure Captions, Table Captions, and Links To In-text References in Microsoft Word,” The Exchange

·     “Amazon.com Ends Special Orders,” The Beautiful Plan

·     “News for Authors: POD Isn’t Quite Carte Blanche,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Eleven Commandments of Company Holiday Parties,” Dateline Houston

·     “Developing Author Guidelines that Ensure Compliant Document Submissions,” DocQment

·     “The Art of Tipping,” Coffee.com

·     “How To Internationalize Your Documents, Global Talk

·     “Setting Up an Editorial Board, The Editorial Eye

·     “Guesswork-Free Writing for a Global Audience,” The Editorial Eye

·     “A Logical Choice,” Dateline Houston

·     “The Managing Editor’s Role,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Want to Work for Free? Give a Presentation!,” The Beautiful Plan

·     “Add Value to Your Products with Disc Supplements,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Eleven Ways to Automate Your Journal’s Editorial Office,” The Editorial Eye

·     “What Book Authors Can Expect from Editors,” The Editorial Eye

·     “A Baker’s Dozen of Technical Writing Resources,” The Editorial Eye

·     “The State of Salaries for Technical Communicators—A Brief Analysis of a Recent Jobs Posting,” Independent Perspective

·     “Outsourcing: A Growing Trend,” Independent Perspective

·     “The Layoff Payoff,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Common Grounds,” Scat

·     “Care and Feeding,” Crazy for Kitties

·     March 2005 “Mike Housman Critiques Pitches,” Louisiana Film and Video Magazine

·     “Certifying Technical Communicators,” The Editorial Eye

·     March 2005 “Learn to Use Your Hammer,” BayouBuzz.com

·     “Set Your Heart on Fire,” Louisiana Red Carpet

·     “Tech Writing Opportunities,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Netiquette for the 21st Century,” Dateline Houston

·     “The Life of a Film Extra,” Take 2 Review

·     “Memoirs of a Background Actor,” Take 2 Review

·     “Tennessee Williams Revisited,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Ethics in Casting,” Louisiana Red Carpet

·     “Little Warrior,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Taking E-Talk Down a Notch,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Independent Films—Buying Dinner with Credits,” BayouBuzz.com

·     “Born Wild, But Willing To Change,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Grammatical Technical Writing: Oxymoron?,” The Editorial Eye

·     “A POV on POD—Meeting the Demands for Publishing on Demand,” Dateline Houston

·     “Virtual Visibility—Create an Internet Presence with a Website,” Dateline Houston

·     “Exporting from Outlook, Simplified,” Dateline Houston

·     “Cubicle Etiquette,” Intercom

·     “Cameras Still Rolling in Louisiana,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Advancing Your Acting Potential,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Catwalk on Magazine,” I Love Cats

·     “Stray Pets—Tribute to Malcolm,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Surveys—Your Gateway to Knowledge,” Dateline Houston

·     “How to Get the Most out of Extras,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Stray Pets,”  (reprint) Spillway Review

·     “SAG and the Extra,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Cubicle Etiquette,” (reprint) TIEM Spirit

·     “Pick Up Your Own Trash,” Gambit Weekly

·     “Boris on My Side,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Beet and His Quirks, ” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Hurricane Evacuation Tips,” The Times-Picayune

·     “Paying it Forward,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Let the Sun Shine In,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “Local Filmmaker Leaves His Mark Pre- and Post-Katrina,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Understanding the Camera and Crew—Essentials for On-Set Success,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “A POV on POD,” Society for Technical Communication Louisiana Chapter

·     “Interview with Alex Schott,” BayouBuzz

·     “Singing in the Rain,” Crazy for Kitties

·     “ARNO Foster Home for New Orleans East ‘Raven’,” Animal Rescue New Orleans

·     “Katrina’s Animal Victims Still Need Help,” Cat Fancy

·     “A History of STC to One Louisianan,” Society for Technical Communication Louisiana Chapter

·     “Writing for Online Publication,” The Editorial Eye

·     “The Role of Extras Casting,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     In Memoriam, “Mark Krasnoff—Actor, Activist, Mentor,” Shutter

·     “Surveys are Your Gateway to Knowledge,” Society for Technical Communication Louisiana Satellite

·     “NOVAC’s Tim Ryan Discusses Local Independent Film Industry,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Digital Copyright—Cyberlaw is Serious Business,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Child Actors,” Shutter Magazine

·     “NOVAC Helps to Extend Film Fest Fare,” Shutter Magazine

·     “60-Second Restaurant Review—A Dining Guide for Media Artists,” Shutter Magazine

·     “When Publication is a Dubious Honor,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Small-Screen Publishing,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Survival Mode,” Urban Dog

·     “Self-Syndicating Your Articles,” The Editorial Eye

·     “Lessons Learned on the Job Front(line),” Parade Magazine

·     “Eco-Friendly Tips,” Weddings In Style

·     “New Celebrity Resident,” Diamondhead News

·     “Now or Never,” Dead Mule

·     “Short-term Filming, Long-term Benefits,” New Orleans Times-Picayune

·     “Radio Pilot,” The AutoPilot

·     “Hollywood South Rebounding,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Coast to Coast,” Louisiana Film & Video Magazine

·     “Emory on M.R.E.s,” WritersWeekly.com,

Attachment B

Book Publishing Projects

·     November 1996. The Peer-Reviewed Journal—A Comprehensive Guide through the Editorial Process. Includes Forms, Letters, and Faxes (on CD). Third Edition. ISBN 0-9658380-0-5 (author, Gary Smith)

·     September 1997. The Floyds and the Kampers—Family Histories. A 52,000-word genealogical and memoirs text. Private Collection. (author, Ronald Floyd; complied, Gary Smith)

·     September 1998. The Complete Guide to Driving Etiquette—Taking the Rules of the Road a Step Further. ISBN 0-9658380-1-3 (author, Gary Smith)

·     October 1998. The Veranda—The Stage for the Storyteller. Literary journal of creative nonfiction and short fiction stories (founding editor, Gary Smith)

·     November 1998. From Bean To Brew—A History of Coffee and Coffeehouses. Second Edition. ISBN 0-9658380-9-9 (author, Gary Smith)

·     September 1999. Publishing for Small Press Runs—How to Print and Market from 20 to 200 Copies of Your Book. Second Edition. ISBN 0-9658380-3-X (author, Gary Smith)

·     October 1999. Guided Meditation—Creative Visualization for Generating Energy and Managing Stress. ISBN 0-9658380-4-8 (author, Robert Fussell)

·     October 2000. Operating Procedures for Association Chapters and Committees—Developing Usable Guidelines for Officers and Managers. ISBN 0-930554-00-1 (author, Gary Smith)

·     January 2004. Perfecting Your Prose—A Guide to Improved Writing. ISBN 1-930554-01-X (author, Gary Smith)

·     January 2004. On Demand Publishing—Strategies for Printing on Demand, Point of Purchase Book Manufacturing, and Publishing Electronically. ISBN 1-930554-02-8 (author, Gary Smith).

·     Fall 2004. Writing for Magazines and Trade Journals—Finding Them, Writing for Them, and Getting Paid. ISBN 1-930554-03-6 (author, Gary Smith).

·     Fall 2004. Gainfully Employed—A Guide to Resume Writing, Job Hunting, and Effective Interviewing. ISBN 1-930554-04-4 (author, Gary Smith).

·     Fall 2005. Movie Extra 101—Your Shortcut to Stardom. ISBN 1-930554-05-2 (author, Gary Smith)

·     Spring 2006. Getting Grease—A Guide to Effective Complaint Resolution and Consumer Protection. ISBN 1-930554-06-0 (author, Gary Smith)

·     Summer 2007. Love Letters—A Collection of Early 20th Century Poetry from Rolf Gruning To Patricia McDonald. Private Collection (author, Ralph Gruning; compiled, Gary Smith)

·     Summer 2010. Through the Lens—A Field Guide to Digital Photography. ISBN 978-1-930554-08-5 (author, Gary Smith)

Attachment C

 Partial List of Professional Development Conferences

·     12th Annual Region 5 Conference for the Society for Technical Communication; Oklahoma City, OK

·     11th Annual Region 5 Conference for the Society for Technical Communication; Houston, TX

·     41st Council of Science Editors Annual International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT

·     40th Council of Science Editors Annual International Conference; Philadelphia, PA

·     56th American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference; Chicago, IL

·     39th Council of Science Editors Annual International Conference; Portland, OR

·     Council of Science Editors Annual Peer Review Retreat; Airlie House, Warrenton, VA

·     38th Council of Science Editors Annual International Conference; Kansas City, MO

·     42nd Society for Technical Communication Annual International Conference; Washington, DC

·     4th Annual Region 5 Conference for the Society for Technical Communication; Houston, TX

·     3rd Annual Region 5 Conference for the Society for Technical Communication; Scottsdale, AZ

·     40th Society for Technical Communication Annual International Conference; Dallas, TX

·     2nd Annual Region 5 Conference for the Society for Technical Communication; Austin, TX

·     Writing Workshop; New Orleans chapter of Romance Writers of America; Percy Quinn State Park

·     4th Annual New Orleans Writer’s Conference; New Orleans, LA

·     Evelyn Woods Speed Reading Seminar; New Orleans, LA

·     Working With Difficult People; New Orleans, LA

·     34th Annual Communicating Technical Information at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA

·     22nd Annual International Television Association Conference; New Orleans, LA

·     International Television Association Region IX Video Conference; Austin, TX

·     Louisiana Media Rendezvous; Baton Rouge, LA

·     37th Annual Technical Writer’s Institute Conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY

·     Shipley Associates Technical Writing Seminar; Martin Marietta

·     18th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival; New Orleans, LA

·     21st Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival; New Orleans, LA

 

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