7900 236th St. SW #4
Edmonds, WA 98026
Word Processing Expert Microsoft Word user; intermediate proficiency in WordPerfect
Layout Proficient in QuarkXPress
Platforms Windows, Windows NT; Macintosh
Other Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage; Macromedia Dreamweaver; e-mail programs; Web browsers; HTML; XML
OTHER SKILLS Superb writing, editing and proofreading skills; meticulous attention to detail; independent worker; creative troubleshooting/brainstorming abilities
Freelance Writer/Editor
Seattle, Los Angeles
I've crafted prose for Web sites, books, reports, brochures, newsletters, monographs, handbooks and programs. Clients include Microsoft Network, Microsoft Press, Online Training Solutions, Inc.,, World Vision,, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Arts & Lectures, World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) and the Seattle–King County Department of Public Health.
User Interface Editor
Bellevue, Wash.
May–Oct. 2000
I wrote and edited a variety of text for this e-commerce company (, including health and lifestyle articles, help text, user interface pages and marketing copy. I helped to implement new features and policy changes, making sure they were described clearly and succinctly. I worked for 10 months as a freelancer and six as a staff member.
Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and
Los Angeles, Calif.
Dec. 1996–June 1999
For this international architecture/engineering/construction management firm, I edited a variety of technical and marketing materials, including proposals, brochures, newsletters, reports, manuals and internal documents. I edited and wrote content for the firm's award-winning Web site (which, unfortunately, no longer exists) and participated in strategic planning and presentations to senior management.
Copy Editor
Sakson & Taylor Onsite
Seattle, Wash.
Feb. 1995–Aug. 1996
As a contractor at Microsoft, I was part of the editorial team for OnParenting—an online health and parenting magazine. I edited over 700 full-length medical articles, wrote introductory "teasers" for each article and created interactive quizzes to introduce users to various medical topics. In addition, I wrote our team's style manual and created time-saving macros to automate simple editing tasks. Other duties included troubleshooting and database maintenance.
Associate Editor
Northwest Health magazine
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Wash.
June 1991–Feb. 1995
I proofread and copyedited all content for this regional health magazine, which has a circulation of 186,000 and is published by Group Health, one of the country's largest regional HMOs. I also wrote features, departments and short articles on assignment, and won or shared 10 professional awards.

Bachelor of Arts
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Wash.
May 1992

I graduated magna cum laude with a self-designed major in journalism and a minor in music. I earned academic honors every term, was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and worked 20 to 40 hours a week to pay for it all.
STYLE GUIDES I am thoroughly familiar with The Associated Press Stylebook, The Chicago Manual of Style and the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.
WRITING World Vision. I've written project proposals for this international relief and development agency.
Response. I write feature stories for Seattle Pacific University's alumni magazine.
WACAP. I rewrote this adoption agency's Web site and have written for, edited, laid out and produced its newsletter, WACAP Today.
My work has also appeared at and in Northwest Health.
WORKS EDITED If a page tells the user what to do or how to do it, chances are I wrote or edited it.
Daniel, Mann, Johnson, & Mendenhall. I've edited everything from technical reports to résumés to a Web site for this Los Angeles–based architectural firm.
Online Training Solutions, Inc. For this publisher of technical and training books, I've done freelance copyediting and technical editing on user manuals for Microsoft Project and FrontPage.
World Association for Children and Parents. I edited the quarterly newsletter for this child adoption agency.
Microsoft OnParenting. Online parenting magazine for the Microsoft Network.
Northwest Health. Bimonthly Group Health membership magazine.
Seattle Arts & Lectures. Nonprofit association that sponsors lectures by major authors, e.g., William Styron, Annie Dillard, Joan Didion and Dave Barry. I edited programs for each lecture.
"The Health of King County's Children." Special report from the Seattle–King County Department of Public Health.
The Right Track. Complete set of printed materials, including a 14-chapter handbook, for diabetes patient education at Group Health.
Northwest Health Media Kit. Guide for potential advertisers.
Northwest View. Quarterly membership magazine for Group Health Northwest, an affiliate of Group Health in eastern Washington.
"Integrating Health Promotion for Seniors into Primary Care." Monograph on a successful program for senior citizens at Group Health.
Violence Prevention Work Group Report. I wrote the rough draft of this major report on youth violence for the Mayor of Seattle.
Miscellaneous Group Health publications. These include various communiqués, handbooks and quarterlies, as well as consumer health brochures on such topics as breast cancer screening, pregnancy classes and transportation services.
WORLD WIDE WEB As an amateur Webmaster, I maintain two sites: The Electric Mandolin Resource Page and Where Is That Place? The Unofficial Tonio K. Home Page.
Washington Press Association
Communicator Awards, 1992
First Place, Caption Writing
Third Place, Science Reporting
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing
Honorable Mention, Headline Writing
Society of Professional Journalists
Western Washington chapter
Excellence in Journalism Awards
1992:    First Place, Headlines & Captions
1993:    Third Place, Headlines & Captions
1994:    First and Second Place, Headlines & Captions
             Third Place, Science & Health News & Features
Washington DOC
(Doctors Ought to Care)
1992:     "Kick Butt" award for a story on tobacco counteradvertising