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The following samples emphasize writing in various technical communication projects. Other skills are tagged for each sample.

Your Thumbs Up
article print

Through research and an interview with one of the entertainment industry's quirkier critics, I have the lexicon of film criticism and why it leaves so many readers jaded.

Beyond Snapshots
article print

This article provides an introduction to photography for technical writers as well as a buying guide for inexpensive digital cameras. It is formatted in the style of a popular magazine.

From Pastime to Primetime
article illustration print science

The history of television has always interested me. In this sample of science writing, I explored the simultaneous invention of television and the corporate battle that took place over its development in the U.S.

Magazines Go Multiplatform
article print

Advances in Internet technology and competition for new audiences has caused a movement towards electronic publication replacing print. In this article, I explore the new techniques publishers are using.

VW: Replacing headlight bulbs
documentation instruction print

This sample section is both a revision and a supplement to the original manufacturer's supplied owner's manual. Its intended use is for an owner with an intermediate level of auto maintenance skill.

Advanced Menuboard Solution Plan
illustration presentation proposal

This proposal demonstrates the benefits of using a digital menuboard as well as provides an explanation of how one works. There is also and accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

CorelDRAW 12 Guide for Artists and Designers
documentation illustration instruction

This sample is an excerpt from a user's guide for the popular vector graphics program. I compiled the instruction from my own knowledge of the software and created the cover illustration with CorelDraw itself.

Sanyo Rice Cooker Quick Reference Card
instruction print

Quick reference cards are great for kitchen convenience. This one is designed to fit in with the recipe cards while being easy to spot and water repellent.