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Gidon Ariel

Writing and Editing Skills Engineering Documentation Public Relations and Marketing Materials Procedures Brochures

English/Hebrew Translating Copywriting Grant Requests Project Proposals

Technical and Marketing Communication: Writing, Editing, Translation & Management Since 1997: NDS Technologies Israel Ltd., Jerusalem: Supported documentation needs of R&D department, including design documents, release notes, internal procedures, and SOWs. Initiated and coordinated company-wide technical writers' forum. Led style guide committee. Earned certificate of recognition for efforts in XTV (Sky+) project. ECI Telecom Ltd., Petach Tikva: Supported documentation needs of marketing department, including release notes, brochures, and user guides. Sirius Technologies Ltd., Jerusalem: Wrote user’s manual and training guides for ERM software. Edited coworkers’ materials. Created online help (Adobe Acrobat, WinHelp and HTML Help). New Media Communication, Tel Aviv: Wrote data sheet, marketing brochure, system overview, operator’s manual and tutorials for Fast Internet/Push Technology software and hardware. Edited existing materials and created original documentation. BMC Software Inc. (formerly New Dimension Software), Tel Aviv: Project manager for 750 page long user/administrator guide for UNIX-to-Windows migrated task-scheduling software, including original writing, editing and coordination. Scan Vec, Tel Aviv: Wrote and edited marketing brochure, user’s guide, language reference and tutorial for sign-making software. Analytical Management Ltd., Tel Aviv: Translated user’s manual for management software. Independent Public Relations and Management Consultant 1992 - 1997: Varied clients and responsibilities, including: Executive Director of Yeshiva program for American high school graduates; Public Relations Director of informal education seminar center; Fundraising projects, grant writing, individual solicitations, copywriting, editing and writing project proposals, press releases, annual dinner organization, preparing presentations and project team management. Translator Ron Engineering Ltd., Jerusalem 1992: Specialized in business, engineering and legal documentation. Computer Skills MS Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) WinHelp HTML Help RoboHELP Education and Courses Yeshivat Hesder Birkat Moshe Ma’aleh Adumim 1981 - 1987 Lifschitz Teacher’s Seminary Jerusalem 1984 - 1987 Ministry of Tourism Tour Guide Course Jerusalem 1988 - 1989 MediaWorks Technical Writing Course Jerusalem 1997 Personal Info Fluent in English and Hebrew Army Service: Tank Corps; Captain (Res.), IDF Spokesperson's Office

Adobe Acrobat HTML PhotoShop Programmer-friendly

Married + 5 Aliyah: August 1978

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