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A technical editor is responsible for writing and editing technical materials such as research reports, technical or scientific articles, product information specifications, news releases and other copy requiring a “technical” approach to copy creation. Scientific journals, manufacturing companies and research facilities employ technical editors. Check out the technical editor resume sample below for helpful hints to use during your next employment search.

David Cantrell
2419 Keyser Ridge Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 – (222) 222 2222 – dcantrell@bca.org


Highly experienced technical editor who has excellent written and communication skills. Extensive experience with IQMS and client documentation requirements. Ability to provide instructions for all types of computer applications in different venues including academic, research and manufacturing. Technical editor works independently meeting deadline requirements. Experienced at training new writers to meet national standards for publication of technical copy.

Professional Experience

North State Environmental, Inc, Winston-Salem, NC 2003 - Present
Technical Editor

• Perform editing, processing and formatting of all documents using Microsoft Word and Excel for environmental firm.
• Design newsletters and advertisements using Quark XPress.
• Was responsible for processing more than 150 documents needing major editing formatting corrections, during the first three months of employment.
• Create production schedules and a document tracking system.
• Set up publications file on server storing a variety of company logos.
• Design templates in Word and Quark XPress.
• Design and print CD labels and covers and create CDs for delivery to clients.
• Arrange four-color printing services.
• Create PDF files for delivery to printer.
• Train other employees concerning document formatting and proofreading topics, both one-on-one and in a classroom setting.
• Edit and format numerous company-to-client proposals and create marketing materials.

Rds Systems, Cary, NC 1999 - 2003
Technical Writer

• Wrote training manuals for software tools used by programmers to integrate mainframe computer systems with personal computers and web-based applications.
• Created construction courses providing instruction about several mainframe technology topics, computer networking, object-based programming and middleware.
• Wrote user manuals for enterprise applications like SAP and Siebel.
• Responsible for producing documents in FrameMaker.
• Coordinated project activity with developers, trainers and technical support staff.

Biz Pay Direct, Research Triangle Park, NC 1996-1998
Technical Writer

• Developed and managed a small team of writers for the composition of various manuals and guides for automated payment database software programs.
• Wrote on topics including Oracle, Unix, and Solaris systems.
• Researched server configuration, telecommunications, networking, encryption, and database designs.
• Created documents in FrameMaker and Word then converted to PDF and HTML formats for delivery.
• Developed a FrameMaker template.
• Created procedures for document production.


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
BS in Applied Science, 1996

Professional Organizations

• Society for Technical Communication
• Council of Science Editors

Community Involvement

• Winston-Salem United Way

Technical Skills

• Microsoft Office Suite
• FrameMaker 7.0
• Quark XPress
• Adobe Acrobat
• Visual SourceSafe
• Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop
• SQL Server, dBase, and ASP and JSP design for database integration with web pages

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