25-Years Old Career Graph!

As a solid Business Writer for 25 years, I have been trained to align with the “business side of subject matters,” thus ensuring the appropriate level of detachment from the technical nitty-gritty of subjects. Over the years, I have consciously developed and nurtured a professional detachment from the subjects I write about.

In my recent experience as a blog developer for an online marketplace that seeks to bring enterprise big-data or BI projects and data scientists, data analysts, or big data experts together—I discovered a great platform to fulfill my business writing mission of exploring business opportunities arising from advanced technologies, product designs, and related service offerings.

Although any topic ranging from a movement in Fine Arts to advanced information technology is essentially “technical” at a deeper level; and no matter how expert a writer may be in developing a narrative around a key concept or in arguing for a business case, the writer is still a storyteller and not the subject-matter expert. And yet, that storyteller is required to flesh out the most convincing business content for any business situation.

Parle Mieux, Écrivez Mieux

I began my career in 1989, as a Consultant Technical Writer/Editor in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. and pursued my career piecemeal till 1998. After my divorce in 1998, I returned to India in 1999.

Since March 2008, I've floated a freelance writing career from home in Kolkata, and hold the sole ownership of the portal, The Writer's Point, dedicated to promoting the art, the craft, and the business of Technical & Business Writing.

An experienced Content Developer’s job often involves understanding search-engine optimized content; establishing a personal brand and voice while adhering to all writing requirements; recognizing the role of citations in content;and repackaging expert content such as financial data, research study data, statistics, or info-graphics with citations.

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Memberships

IASLIC 

Interest

Writing, Music, Net Surfing, Photography & Cooking

Objective

With over two decades of solid business-writing experience behind me, I now look for special, content-development projects that enable me to adapt my profile into a complete, content visualizer role., where domain knowledge may be as important as writing or editing skills.  

Memberships

Work History

Work History

Consultant Documentation Specialist

SAS Institute Inc
1 919-677-8000 Consultant Documentation Specialist Planning and Writing user manuals published by. Participating in team activities from document library planning to releasing final, CRC copies. January

Consultant Technical Editor

J3, Block GP
Consultant Technical Editor Writing, editing and indexing software manuals and training guides published by IBM Corporation Planning and developing Index editing styles and guidelines

Consultant Technical Writer

Corporation of America
Consultant Technical Writer Planning, writing, and updating user &training modules published by Laboratory Developing & maintaining doc plans, style guides, and production checklists

Assistant Manager, Information Services

Involved in
Assistant Manager, Information Services Performing the same duties as before plus: Involved in developing information search strategies & tools for online and hardcopy platforms. Devising best practice for assets acquisitions. Designing practical accessioning, cataloging, and circulating methods Created user-friendly strategies for displaying and circulating library items. Participating in IT team activities.

Freelancer

J3, Block GP
Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091, India Maxelor ID Project and other web content development projects Freelance content development projects
Mar 2008 - Present

Freelance Business Writer/Content Developer

The Writer's Point (website)

The primary focus is developing content for business documents based on client requirements. The business documents may range from short articles or web content to training or instructional materials and long documents such as process or procedure guides.

Projects handled:

  • Authoring/developing learning content (Instructional design)
  • Authoring SEO articles on a wide variety of topic areas
  • Developing marketing materials (newsletters, brochures, web pages, white papers)
  • Creating researched business reports
  • Editing/revising policy-procedure manuals
  • Planning (risk assessment), managing, and tracking projects with process tools
1997 - Present

Freelancer

RTP, NC, USA
Freelance Worked on the following short-term projects: Completed a Newsletter for a local flying club. Completed the marketing literature for a local, non-profit business June
Mar 2008 - Dec 2009

Both Indian

Both Indian
international clients Experfy Boston, USA N/A Mind Over Matter portal Vehere Interactive Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata Websites Placed on IBM Project through WDC, Kolkata WDC Limited
Aug 2007 - Feb 2008

Connectiva Systems Inc

Connectiva Systems Inc
J-2, Block EP & GP Salt Lake, Sector V, Kolkata- 700 091
Apr 2004 - Aug 2007

EIL

EIL
Kolkata-700020. India
1999 - Mar 2004

Senior Officer Information Services

EIL
Exide House, 59E Chowringhee Road Kolkata-700020 India Senior Officer Information Services In-Charge of Information
1996 - Jul 1996

Institute Inc

Institute Inc
SAS., 100 Sas Campus Dr Cary, NC 27513, USA
1993 - Apr 1993

PDR Information Services

PDR Information Services
4020 Stirrup Creek Dr, Durham, NC 27703 USA 919-544-0777

Education

Education
Jan 1989 - Dec 1990

Associate degree In Technical/Business Writing

Rockville Online University

Completed full two-years study and received completion degree/certificate.

1990

A.Arts

Rockville Online University
Aug 1978 - Jan 1984

MA In English

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
1983

M.A

Jadavpur University

Certifications

Certifications

Life membership

IASLIC

Hardware Assembly and Network Administration

BITM Kolkata
Jun 1989 - Dec 1990

Associate degree in Technical & Business Writing

Rockville Online Univ.

Skills

Skills

Technical Documentation Dev Skills

Strong topic and audience research and analysis skills Strong familiarity with various business Domains Adaptability to new technologies and tools, such as single-source documentation & web 2.0 technologies Working experience in Technical Writing/Editing,, Marketing Writing, & Web Content Writing Hands-on experience designing and creating doc plans, style guides, usage & reference manuals, procedures, policy manuals, help systems, process documents, web pages, marketing collateral, web content, training materials Conceptual & practical knowledge of e-learning, CBT and WBT development Conceptual understanding and practical experience in marketing communications Working knowledge of Proofreading and Indexing Working knowledge of Information Services functions Conceptual understanding of networking and networking tools and technologies Working knowledge of the web authoring and tools such as MS Frontpage, Dreamweaver MX, and HTML Working experience in Online Help Authoring and tools such as Robohelp & HTMLhelp Working knowledge of text formatting and tools such as FrameMaker & MS Word Limited supervisory skills including project and team leading skills