Bruce A. Bryson
Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA Feb. 2000 to Present
Senior Technical Writer
- Wrote and edited hardware and software manuals for wafer processing systems and
chambers. Produced quality print, CD-ROM, and online documents. Adept with FrameMaker
7 (including template creation), Acrobat 5.0, Paint Shop Pro 7, Dreamweaver MX 2004. Worked effectively
with engineering, publication, and administration teams. Met quality and deadline
Personal travel Aug. 1997 to Feb. 2000
IBM, Santa Theresa Lab, San Jose, CA Aug. 1996 to Aug. 1997
- Wrote and edited
documentation for a variety of print and online formats. Utilized IBM
translation tools to provide users with various documentation alternatives:
Traditional print; SGML; HTML.
documentation plans for a new relational/multidimensional OLAP database product. Worked
with software engineers in the early stages of the project to develop a
concept for a complete documentation set, including installation guide,
reference manual, and SQL programmers guide.
existing printed documentation to online SGML format for XOPEN standards
Cirrus Logic, Inc., Fremont, CA Aug. 1995 to March 1996
- Wrote and edited
promotional and reference documents for Cirrus Logics advanced integrated
circuits. Edited and updated Web pages using HTML. Created FrameMaker templates
for new series of hardware documentation. Assisted with plans for creating
online documentation resources.
Lotus Development Corporation, Mountain View, CA June 1995 to Aug. 1995
Technical Writer/Editor (Internship)
- Tested and edited
online help documentation for Lotus cc:Mail. Edited and wrote online
user manual. This position was an internship.
Application Resources, Inc., Mountain View, CA Apr. 1995 to June 1995
multimedia CD that consisted of several maintenance and user manuals.
Adapted existing paper documents for online display using Microsoft Multiviewer
and Adobe Photoshop. Edited and reformatted text and graphics. Improved
online usability by adding hypertext links and hotspots.
Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Sunnyvale, CA Aug. 1977 to July 1994
Research Specialist 1987 to 1994
documentation explaining the complex interactions among four major
components of the Milstar Data Processing System. Integrated information
from a variety of written and personal sources. This document was critical
for the successful launch and support of the first Milstar satellite.
instructional material for satellite operations trainees. Coordinated
course materials with other writers and instructors. Instructed four groups
of 25 trainees, who became the first group of satellite operators at the
Consolidated Space Operations Center in Colorado Springs.
|Certificate in Professional and Technical
Communication, San Jose State University
|B.S., Physics, University of California at Santa
|B.A., Social Science, University of California
Society for Technical Communication
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