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User manual for engineering software client
A startup engineering software company needed a user manual for their flagship product. I worked with the developers to make the highly technical content usable and accessible to a diverse range of users. My roles included writing, editing, layout & design, proofreading, and indexing.
Website redesign for nonprofit agency
A local nonprofit provides services, meals, and clothing for homeless and low-income neighbors. They wanted to overhaul their outdated website to better align with their vision and philosophy. I am a volunteer content consultant and project manager working with staff and external designers.
Website for professional organization
> Taxonomy, information design & project management
A regional chapter for professional indexers had relied on email newsletters to keep in touch with its geographically far-flung membership. I created a website for an online newsletter, which evolved into a blog. Professional development articles are indexed for easy findability.
I redesigned the existing HTML website on a user-friendly platform for easy maintenance by busy professionals who are not programmers.
As blog editor, I manage volunteer contributors, administrators, and copyeditors. Together we've produced content valued by professional indexers around the world.
We wanted our collection of articles to be browsable at a glance. A topical index with cross-references creates an analog to a print index.
Nonfiction book indexing
> Content analysis & taxonomy
The book indexing process requires creating a web of major and minor topics in a book, parsing out the author's ontology, providing appropriate cross-references, and making the whole map visually accessible and readable. *DISCUSS NEEDS SPECIFIC TO ONE BOOK.