Virginia Butler

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2005 - Jun 2009

Senior Technical Writer

Wrote telecommunications software user guides, software release notices, and help systems.Wrote process narratives and control activities and participated in a Sarbanes-Oxley audit.

Feb 2005 - Nov 2005

Senior System Documentation Analyst

Pacific Life
* Served as content administrator for a division-wide content management system for Annuities software documentation. * Participated in Sarbanes-Oxley and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning efforts. * Designed flow charts to document change control process for several departments. * Used Information Mapping concept to write training manuals for business analysts.
1997 - 2004

Senior Technical Writer

* Wrote and designed help, job aid quick reference cards, training guides, user manuals, guided tours, internal newsletters, web sites, and flow charts for pharmaceutical distribution software. * Re-created company-wide AS/400 help system after a six-year gap of help maintenance.
1989 - 1994

Senior Technical Writer

State Of The Art
Wrote DOX, XENIX, and UNIX user manuals for accounting software.


1978 - 1983


California State University-Fullerton
Completed paid internship at Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce during senior year of college. Graduated with high honors.


Deadline-driven, customer-focused Senior Documentation Analyst with extensive software documentation experience on multiple platforms, including the web, desktop, Macintosh, Palm, midrange, and mainframe. *Delivering quality, timely documentation since 1989.*

Positioning Statement

I am a customer-focused and deadline-driven senior technical writer with extensive software documentation experience. My strengths include my user-friendly approach, my ability to learn quickly, and my ability to communicate effectively with developers, marketing professionals, and management. I have written online help, software release notices, user manuals, quick reference cards, web site content, and multimedia presentations on multiple platforms, including the Internet, Windows, Macintosh, handheld, midrange, and mainframe for a wide variety of audiences, from novice to system administrator.