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Beryl A. Doane
P.O. Box 2111
Snohomish, WA 98291


Technical Writing, Online Help, or Web Authoring.


10+ years technical writing experience in the computer industry.
  • Research, write, and format user's guides, programming manuals, systems guides, tutorials, online help, procedures, and web pages for entry-level and advanced software and hardware products.
  • Perform usability tests on print and online documentation.
  • Develop and maintain Microsoft Word for Windows macros and templates.
  • Troubleshoot electronic printing problems.
  • Develop and maintain ISO 9000 documentation.
  • Monitor industry trends and recommend software tools for department use.
Technical Editor Wasser Communications, Seattle, WA. Contract editor for Wasser Studios in Seattle. Responsible for technical accuracy of Learn Visual J++ Now book by Microsoft Press. Test and correct text and all code samples. Create golden masters for CD-ROM. June 1998 to August 1998.
Senior Technical Writer Intermec Corporation, Everett, WA.
Create user's guides, programming manuals, systems guides, tutorials, cross-platform online help, and web pages. April 1994 to September 1997.
Webmaster ABATE of Washington. Develope and maintain web site for non-profit organization. September 1996 to March 1998.
Technical Writer Wasser Communications, Seattle, WA. Contract writer placed at Darigold in Seattle. July 1993 to March 1994.
Technical Writer Microsoft Corporation. August 1988 to February 1992.
Consultant Everett, WA. Intermittently from March 1992 to present.
Precisely Write, San Mateo, CA. June 1987 to July 1988.
SBR Associates, Cupertino, CA. June to November 1987.


Here are a few of my projects:
  • OS/2 Help system (using IPF) for a network controller.
  • Cross-platform Help system for HP-UX, SCO UNIX, and OS/2 versions. Dovetail, XVT, and IPF help engines.
  • Windows Help 3.5 and Cue Cards.
  • Programmer's Software Kit manual for handheld computer with bar code scanner in C/C++, Basic, and ADA versions.
  • User guides for software and hardware.
  • Printed Windows tutorial for novice Windows users.
  • Departmental guidelines for Intermec's online help systems.
  • Website for beta software release.
  • Website for non-profit organization.
  • Plus much more...


Word for Windows, PageMaker, Ventura Publisher, HTML, IPF (OS/2), WinHelp, Dovetail, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Publisher, Excel, Access, Paintshop Pro, DOS, Windows 95, and more.

Familiar with Java, C/C++, PASCAL, FORTRAN, BASIC, Assembler.


Certificate in Technical Writing, De Anza College, 1987.
B.A., History, University of Washington, 1981.
Activities Senior member, Society for Technical Communication.

Speaker, Rewriting for Online Workshop, STC Annual International Conference, May 1997, Toronto, Canada.

Bike Show Committee Chair, Annual Old Snohomish Antique & Classic Motorcycle Show, 1998-1999. Organize, promote, and coordinate the one-day event with over 2500 attendees. Design and maintain web page for event: Revised: 22 FEB 1999.
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