Professional

I am a technical communicator: writing, editing, and creating documents that convey technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences. Some of the publications I’ve created include software and hardware user manuals, brochures, factsheets, posters, displays, newsletters and magazines, infographics, marketing content, and websites. In addition to writing, I also create the visual elements to go along with the information, including graphics, photography, and layout.

I strive for clarity, conciseness, and correctness in the information conveyed, in an audience-appropriate fashion. I am an advocate for plain language, especially in an era where information is everywhere and accessible by everyone.

Some maxims that reflect this part of my communication philosophy are these:

“Less is more.”
“If you can’t say it simply, you don’t understand it.” (Thank you, Prof. Einstein.)

I am an alumna of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. I currently work for a U.S. national laboratory.

Awards and Honors
  • 2015, Excellence, Life Sciences Innovations from Argonne Brochure, International STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2014, Excellence, Life Sciences Innovations from Argonne Brochure, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2013, Merit, TransForum Newsmagazine, International STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2012, Best in Show, TransForum Newsmagazine, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2012, Distinguished, TransForum Newsmagazine, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2012, Excellence, Energy Showcase Battery Technology Poster Set, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2010, Excellence, TransForum Newsletter, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2010, Excellence, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 2009, Merit, National Power Grid Simulation Capability: Needs and Issues, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 1998, Merit, STC Chapter Newsletter Competition
  • 1997, STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award
  • 1997, Excellence, STC Chapter Newsletter Competition
  • 1996, Merit, STC Chapter Newsletter Competition
  • 1993, Honorable Mention, Chicago Women In Publishing 20th Annual Competition
  • 1990, Merit, STC Technical Writing Competition
  • 1988, Excellence, STC Technical Writing Competition
View my current C.V. here.