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Barbara Sw indol
barbara@barbaraswindol.com
www.barbaraswindol.com
Objective

To secure a career position that will utilize my education, experience, and unique skills
and allow me to further my professional growth while staying abreast of emerging
technology.

Experience
Oct 2005-Present
SST
Sunnyvale, CA
Senior Technical Writer
\ue000 Responsible for writing and editing datasheets for Flash memory, storage and
microcontrollers devices. Monitor and maintain document control including sign-off
process, document release, and end-of-life.
Jun 2005- Oct 2005
Freelance/Contract
San Francisco, CA
Technical Training/Illustration/Photometry
\ue000 Training: Created training guides and trained engineering and technical staff on use of
AGI32 lighting analysis software
\ue000 Technical Illustration: Created detailed case study illustrations for product brochures.
\ue000 Photometry Calculations: Calculated and charted new product photometric data.
Oct 2001-Jun 2005
Color Kinetics, Inc.
Boston, MA
Technical Communication Specialist
\ue000 Successfully managed all aspects of technical communication to build a start up solid-

state digital lighting company to the level if industry leader in documentation. Documentation includes datasheets, user guides, installation guides, wiring diagrams, application notes, web copy, and product brochures. Job roles include project manager, writer, illustrator, and editor.

\ue000 Create case-study installation illustrations for website and product literature.
\ue000 Modeled, rendered, and calculated lighting photometry including illuminance distribution,
illuminance, light output, and candle power distribution graphs using AGI32 and IES files.
\ue000 Create product artwork, package labels, and product labels ensuring compliance with
ANSI Standards and regulatory and international trade markings.
\ue000 Ensured product and literature markings complied with best-practice standards.
\ue000 Utilize online document control system to deliver documents and files to contract
manufacturers. Responsible for approving ECOs and posting product documentation to
bills of materials.
\ue000 Samples:http://colorkinetics.com/support/datasheets/
http://colorkinetics.com/support/userguides/
Mar 2001-Sep 2001
Baltimore Technologies
Needham, MA
Technical Writer
\ue000 Wrote, edited, and maintained end-user and developer level documentation for an e-
security software company, including User Manuals, Online Help, Installation Guides,
and Release Notes delivered in electronic formats.
\ue000 Oracle installation, configuration, and interfacing with Baltimore products.
Mar 1998-Mar 2001
Matec Instruments
Northboro, MA
Senior Technical Writer/Illustrator
\ue000 Responsible for writing, illustrating, and maintaining end-user documentation for industrial
process control hardware and data acquisition software products that included Operation,
Maintenance, and Software manuals.
\ue000 Worked in a hands-on environment to document motion controlled hardware and non-
destructive testing software.
\ue000 Product development team member\u2014performed extensive research to outline detailed
plans for responding to client specifications.
\ue000 Database Administration\u2014created and maintained departmental database for storage
and retrieval of documents and drawing files.
CAD Designer
\ue000 Responsibilities included all aspects of product development from conceptualization
through manufacture, with particular emphasis on component and assembly design for
motion control and electro-mechanical systems.
\ue000 Created and maintained wiring diagrams, functional flow diagrams, and P&ID drawings.
Jan 1998-Mar 1998
Jet Aviation
Basel, Switzerland
CAD Designer
\ue000 Worked as part of a project team to develop and design an oxygen system for a Boeing
767.
\ue000 Worked in hands-on environment, from Engineering sketches, and on-site field notes to
generate design drawings on AutoCAD Genius.
Aug 1997-Jan 1998
Raytheon E-Systems
Dayton, OH
Technical Writer and Illustrator
\ue000 Wrote maintenance procedures and instructional guides for the United States Air Force
Open Skies Project.
\ue000 Created isometric parts breakdown drawings, maintenance, instructional, and technical
manuals.
\ue000 Responsible for MIL Spec adherence of technical manuals for the multi-nation
surveillance project.
May 1996-Aug 1997
Raytheon E-Systems
Waco, TX
Technical Illustrator
\ue000 Created isometric parts breakdown drawings for maintenance, instructional, and
technical manuals for the United States Navy.
\ue000 Created wiring diagrams and cable routing diagrams.
\ue000 Worked directly with Engineers and Technical Writers to produce quality instrumentation
and maintenance manuals.
\ue000 Established and maintained a directory of drawing standards used by the Technical
Publications Department.
Jun 1994-Jan 1996
Deas Engineering
Starkville, MS
AutoCAD Drafter
\ue000 Created drawings for an electrical engineering consulting firm that included: schematics,
details, and line diagrams for substations and municipalities.
Projects and
Environments
Work experience as project team member and leader has included, but is not limited
to, the following industries.
\ue000 Document installation procedures for solid-state, digital lighting with an emphasis on
architectural and theatrical lighting using DMX and Ethernet data control.
\ue000 End-user documentation for light show authoring and video playback software.
\ue000 Code-level documentation of public key infrastructure (PKI) software and tools\u2014intended
audience: software engineers and developers.
\ue000 Documentation of Oracle database interface with PKI publishing modules.
\ue000 Design and documentation of the world\u2019s first robotic, ultrasonic, non-destructive testing
(NDT) system for Delta IV rockets\u2014Alliant Techsystems.
\ue000 Documentation of an NDT system to test Mercedes Benz engine blocks\u2014Livingston,
Scotland.
\ue000 Documentation and development of NDT system for undersea routers for Tyco
Telecommunications\u2014Morriston, NJ.
\ue000 Documented controls, wiring, and maintenance procedures for the Navy E-6B
Command Post Boeing EC-135 and the Air Force Open Skies Project Boeing C-130.
Education
1992\u20131996
Mississippi State University
Miss State, MS
\ue000 BS, Office Systems Technology and Business Administration
1990\u20131992
East Miss. Community College
Mayhew, MS
\ue000 AAS, Business Technology
Certificate
Classes

\ue000 AutoCAD, East Mississippi Community College
\ue000 Mechanical Design, East Mississippi Community College
\ue000 Electrical Design, East Mississippi Community College
\ue000 Architectural Design, Mississippi University for Women
\ue000 Parametric Modeling\u2014ProEngineer, Texas State Technical College
\ue000 Technical Writing, Texas State Technical College
\ue000 Total Quality Management, Raytheon Leadership Development Program
\ue000 ISO9001 Training, Raytheon Leadership Development Program
\ue000 Core Modeling\u2014SolidWorks 2000, SolidWorks Training and Support Center
\ue000 Basic Electronics, Assabet Valley Technical
\ue000 Digital Electronics, Assabet Valley Technical
\ue000 Windows NT Networking, Assabet Valley Technical
\ue000 PhotoShop 5.5, New Horizons Computer Learning Center
\ue000 Lighting Analysis AGI32, LightFair Institute

Training
Classes

\ue000 Introduction to Cryptography
\ue000 Introduction to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
\ue000 Advanced PKI
\ue000 Nondestructive Testing-Ultrasonic, General Dynamics, Convair Division

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