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Documentation Portfolio

Anyone can pile words atop words extolling his or her excellence, mission, commitment, and so forth. Professionals show what they have done because performance speaks to value.

This portfolio shows you technical documents I’ve prepared for my clients and gives you an inkling of what I can, and will, do for you and your organization.

The files I offer here are not the complete collection of all documents I’ve authored for clients. I cannot include many because I don’t have copies—this includes those that are (or were) classified as well as those that contain corporate proprietary data. These documents do, however, show my skills with words and the tools of my trade and are, in that respect, comprehensive.

Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association brochure
 313 Downloads
 1.6 MB
 07-20-2016

I designed and produced this brochure for the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association using Adobe FrameMaker and Photoshop.

Poster Contest Entry
 566 Downloads
 355.56 KB
 07-20-2016

I created this form, based on the template provided by Lions Clubs International, to help Middle School students enter the 2012 Peace Poster Contest sponsored by Richmond Battlefield Park Lions Club.

Compliance Monitoring System
 606 Downloads
 1.41 MB
 07-20-2016

This file shows the structure of a user guide formatted for Information Mapping.

The Watershed (Jan - Feb 2005)
 605 Downloads
 1.68 MB
 07-20-2016

This is the first newsletter of 2005 that I produced as Editor for the James River Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. In this issue, we report on the regional technical communication conference we presented in Williamsburg, VA as well as offer thought-provoking content important to all professional technical communicators.

One Mission - Many Tasks
 614 Downloads
 482.2 KB
 07-20-2016

I proposed in this White Paper the design, development, and use of an open-source MySQL-based CMS platform by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club to support all club activities and projects, particularly those conducted by our member-volunteers.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a charter member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, formerly known as the Appalachian Trail Conference. The Conservancy includes 32 volunteer trail-maintaining clubs whose members manage the entire 2100 miles of the fabled Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine.

Proposal Front Cover
 600 Downloads
 564.88 KB
 07-20-2016

Sample front cover for a technical proposal.

Sample System Document
 641 Downloads
 428.06 KB
 07-20-2016

This sample exemplifies a system-level technical document.

Business Proposal Template
 577 Downloads
 257.98 KB
 07-20-2016

This file shows my skill with developing a template to meet your business proposal needs.

MS Windows Training
 604 Downloads
 569.52 KB
 07-20-2016

This document describes how to configure Automatic Updates in Microsoft Windows XP.

You Served - Why Volunteer Again?
 585 Downloads
 121.99 KB
 07-20-2016

I created this flyer to promote membership in the American Legion and Battlefields Post 144.

Essay Contest Entry
 551 Downloads
 361.98 KB
 07-20-2016

I created this form, based on the template provided by Lions Clubs International, to help Middle School students enter the 2012 Essay Contest sponsored by Richmond Battlefield Park Lions Club.

U.S. Navy Technical Guide
 627 Downloads
 1 MB
 07-20-2016

I developed, authored, and delivered this guide for US Navy technicians using Adobe Framemaker with side-headings.


This document earned the Distinguished Technical Communication award by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

The Watershed (Mar-Apr 2005)
 583 Downloads
 404.4 KB
 07-20-2016

This is the second two-month 2005 newsletter I produced as Editor for the James River Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. In this issue, you’ll find articles about Section 508 Accessibility, User Experience & Design, and other important content.

Technical Proposal
 637 Downloads
 511.69 KB
 07-20-2016

Sample technical proposal prepared for a client.

Database Architecture
 639 Downloads
 537.31 KB
 07-20-2016

This file is an example of a well-organized database architecture document.