Dave OConnor

Go Teach It contributor since 2006


1Dave O'Connor
2251 West Thorndyke Avenue, #305
Seattle, Washington 98199
206-298-9186 home
321-960-3574 cell


Windows 95/98/2000/XP
MSOffice (PC and Mac)
-Word 2003 and previous versions
-PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions
Quark XPress 4.0, 5.0
Micrografx Designer
Adobe PageMaker 6.5/InDesign
Adobe Illustrator 8.0
Corel Draw
Corel WordPerfect
Ventura Publisher
Ventura Freehand 8.0
HTML 4.0
RoboHelp 9.0
Adobe GoLive
Microsoft FrontPage


October 2004 to Present; Seattle, Washington:

Proofreader; Leonhardt: Fitch (creative services)
Verified text for various company reports and advertising, including Weyerhaeuser, Nordstrom, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Business Writer; IDX Systems Corporation (medical and healthcare software)
Created reports based on information gathered through focus group discussion.

Proofreader; Nordstrom (retail department stores)
Verified text for seasonal advertising.

Promotions Coordinator; am1090 KPTK (Infinity Broadcasting, CBS, Viacom)
Drafted text for on-air promotions; attended social and political events to promote station programming.

Elections Staff; King County, Washington
Processed ballots during the 2004, 2005 election cycles: verified ballot signatures; prepared absentee ballots and voter pamphlets for initial mailing; transported ballots; prepared work locations; provided instruction to temporary tabulation staff; sorted and prepared ballots for machine count and recount; counted ballots and maintained precinct vote totals during 2004 manual recount.

August 2003 to September 2004; Orlando, Florida:

Content Editor; PremediaOne (Education Publishing)
Edited content for various education publishing companies, including Harcourt, Houghton-Mifflin, and Pearson Education.

Research; Walt Disney World
Gathered data for statistical analysis; conducted up to 150 on-site surveys per day with Disney theme park visitors.

March 2002 to August 2003; Seattle, Washington:

Content Editor; The Hacker Group (Advertising)
Edited content for various advertising, including Audi and Volkswagen.

Content Editor; Parametrix (Engineering)
Edited documents governing the City of Seattle and King County Metrorail project.

Content Editor; Horton, Lantz & Low (Advertising)
Edited content for various advertising, including T-Mobile, Seattle's Best Coffee, Microsoft, MSN, Vail (Colorado), and Princess Cruise Lines.

September 2000 to June 2001; St. Louis, Missouri:

Technical Writer; MasterCard International
Created and maintained documentation related to data warehouse transfer project.

Content Editor; Ernst & Young (Finance/Creative Services Department)
Prepared materials for scheduled PowerPoint presentation related to company's market planning projects.

Content Editor; Wave Technologies (Software Textbook Publishing)
Edited final text and page layout for company textbooks.

Technical Writer; Battery Handling Systems (Machine Manufacturing)
Created instructions manuals for use of company machinery.

Content Editor; CB Richard Ellis (Real Estate)
Prepared materials for scheduled PowerPoint presentations related to company efforts to sell commercial property in the St. Louis area.

Business Writer; May Company (Retail Department Stores)
Drafted product descriptions for items listed in company print and on-line catalogues.

Content Editor; U.S. Veterans Administration
Prepared materials for scheduled PowerPoint presentation by 9 agency surgeons, with topics related to a) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and b) surgery involving the Cochlear Implant.

June 1994 to September 2000; Boston, Massachusetts:

Travel Writer; TeraTrek Magazine
Created three issues of proposed travel magazine and prepared the issues for publication.

Travel Writer; Outbound Traveler Magazine
Drafted and edited text for magazine publication.

Travel Writer/Content Editor/Proofreader; Globe Pequot Press
Drafted and edited text for travel guide publication.

Technical Writer; Industrial Risk Insurers
Edited final content for company publications.

Technical Writer; Monsanto Chemicals
Created and maintained technical documents contained in the company's Standard of Operations manuals.

Business Writer; Fidelity Investments
Created client-profile sheets as part of the company's efforts to condense client files.

Business Writer; PaineWebber
Created review summaries as part of the company's manager-review project.

Business Writer; Lenox Healthcare
Created and maintained general business documents.

Wrote for local newspapers, including The Holyoke Sun, The Berkshire Record, Dorchester News and The Billerica Minuteman.


September 1998 to May 1999
Salem State College; Salem, Massachusetts
Elementary Education

February 1993 to May 1994
University of Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts
Political Science

June 1989 to June 1990
l'Universite Stendhal; Grenoble, France
Language and Literature

August 1988 to May 1989; August 1990 to May 1991
University of South Carolina; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

May 1985 to January 1988
United States Army; Fort Benning, Georgia

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