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Catherine Ludwig Donleycott
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Catherine Ludwig Donleycott

cdesigns4u@gmail.com
919-889-0241


CAREER SUMMARY


Over 20 years experience in technical and medical writing, marketing communications, public relations, and design. Strengths and accomplishments include:
  • Creative energy that translates into innovative, effective communication strategies.
  • Recipient of five Society of Technical Communications (STC) awards, Nortel Team Award, six IBM Suggestion Awards, new account and sales awards.


Technical Tools/Skills


Dreamweaver CS3 and CS5, FrameMaker 7.0, FrameMaker + SGML, IBM ID Workbench (IDWB), DITA, Adept / Epic Editor 5.1P, UltraEdit, HyperSnap, MS Word, WordPerfect, MadCap Flare, WebWorks ePublisher, RoboHelp, Acrobat, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint. Windows NT / 95 / 98 / XP, OS/2, Photoshop. HTML, XML, GML, CVS, RATLC, Radical, Perforce, Documentum, Mercury Quality Center, CMVC, Vault. Familiar with Visio, SourceSafe, BASIC, C, C++, and macro programming languages.

EXPERIENCE

Technical and Medical Writer 1993 - present
Analyzed, designed, wrote, and edited documentation, web content, on-line help, processes, procedures, and standards. Completed technical and medical documentation projects for the following companies:

  • IBM Corporation
  • Glaxo SmithKline (GSK)
  • Quintiles
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealth Group (Ingenix)
  • Hill-Rom, Inc.
  • GlaxoWellcome
  • MCI International
  • NC State University
  • iRobot Maritime
  • Ceridian
  • Global Knowledge Training

Marketing Communications Specialist and Designer 1987 - 1993
Northern Telecom (Nortel), Raleigh, NC
Managed technical marketing communications projects from inception to completion for training center. Managed $250,000 advertising budget. Interviewed and negotiated with technical education centers' executives and advertising agency representatives to develop publications, news articles, media activity, and strategic marketing communications plans.
  • Redesigned training center product information room, cutting costs of additional storage room.
  • Designed, developed, and supervised production of STC award-winning technical course catalogs. Initiated new cost saving production plans, wrote WordPerfect macros to revise and import ASCII text files into VENTURA Desktop Publishing to format catalogs.
  • Revised production processes, saving over $150,000 in annual printing costs.
  • Edited text and documented approximately 200 technical courses, designed format, and supervised production for five technical course catalogs (STC Award).
  • Represented company at tradeshows across the USA.

Education

NC State University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1988
Coursework: Horticulture, Botany, Psychology, Computer Science, Technical Writing and Editing.
Wake Technical Communications College, 2010
Coursework: Website Design, Photoshop


Professional Affiliations/Awards

Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • Judge Training Committee Member and Judge – 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Public Relations Committee Chairperson – Carolina Chapter 2004
  • International Award for STC-Carolina Chapter Publicity, 2004
  • Distinguished Award for Hill-Rom, Inc. Nurse Communication Module Quick Reference Guide, 2002
  • Merit Award for Hill-Rom, Inc. Nurse Communication Module Software Configuration Guide, 2001
  • Excellence Award for Northern Telecom Technical Training Catalog, 1991


Contributors to this page: Catherine Ludwig Donleycott , Marie Dexter and System Administrator .
Page last modified on Friday, April 19, 2013 09:54:25 EDT by Catherine Ludwig Donleycott.

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