Fran Fordyce


I would like to secure a graphics/production position where I can utilize abilities in:

  • Human Relations
  • Editing/Proofreading
  • Design and Layout
  • File Management and
  • Organization to produce timely, quality, printed materials.


  • Completed desktop publishing for two Toyota Technical Training courses Electrical Circuit Diagnosis and Suspension, Steering and Handling; each consists of nearly 600 pages of text, including student versions, instructor versions and worksheets. Upon completion of the Toyota versions each course was transformed to a Lexus version.
  • Managed version control of file revisions while course development continued over several years for the Suspension, Steering and Handling course.
  • Completed prepress preparation of these jobs for Bowne printers where they ran smoothly.
  • Completed interactive indexing of Technician Handbook pdf files which were included on an interactive CD.
  • Performed final matching of PowerPoint slide content to technician handbook content in both English and Spanish versions.
  • Completed DTP for three annual Honda Power Equipment Tech Update Manuals and pocket Factbooks.
  • Successfully completed prepress preparation of these jobs for Honda's contract printer.
  • Completed DTP for various automotive technician, finance, sales and customer service courses for Honda, Mitsubishi, Isuzu and Kia.
  • Helped move text from storyboards and into XML templates that were used by programmers to produce the e-learning modules of a Critical Care Nursing course.
  • Proofread complete 80-hour course prior to its launch for the Critical Care Nurses Association.
  • Use various software on MAC and PC including Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, Suitcase, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fullshot.

Transferable Skills

  • Human Relations Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • File Management Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Proofreading

Work History

Work History
1999 - 2009

Designer/Desktop Publishing

CraneMorley, Inc.
  • Responsible for desktop publishing of printed manuals and training course materials.
  • Proofread printed pieces, proposals and online e-learning courses for grammar and punctuation and for formatting inconsistancies.
  • Devised file management techniques for training manual projects and archived print department projects.
1998 - 1999

Production Artist

SHM Publishing
  • DTP of newsletter community calendars, output files for final proofing by client, completed final editing of newsletter files and prepared files for print production.
  • Other administrative and organizational duties as requested.



Member, American Mensa, Ltd.

UCLA Extension

Bachelor of Arts