Dave OConnor

Go Teach It contributor since 2006

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

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Mac OSX
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
Visio
Ventura Publisher
Ventura Freehand 8.0
HTML 4.0
RoboHelp 9.0
Adobe GoLive
Microsoft FrontPage
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SUMMARY OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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
English

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