Goals

I am most interested in Open Source software solutions and have become an expert in Joomla!! content management system because it offers the users and not just the "techies" access to the web. I have managed large content management projects often serving as the liasion between the content providers, artists, and the IT department. I feel most comfortable in small companies or non-profits where my proactive approach is most accepted.

Interest

Arthurian archeology and mythology; Farscape; Open Source software; social networking (twitter, facebook, linkedIn); Mayan anthropology; Judaism; fantasy and science fiction

Publications

•    UNIX on Command (New Riders Publishing, December 1991) •    Using Microsoft Works for the Macintosh (Technical Editor, Que Corporation, October 1992) •    Nine to Five Macintosh (Hayden Books, Development Editor, August 1992) •    Downsizing to UNIX (Technical Editor, New Riders Publishing, October 1992) •    Excel 4.0 Quick Reference (Que Corporation, June 1992) •    MacWorld Guide to System 7, 2nd Edition (Collaborative Author, IDG Books Worldwide, November 1992) •    Inside SCO UNIX, Reference Manual (New Riders Publishing, Technical Editor, February 1992) •    "Connectivity Issues between Macintosh Laptops and Work Groups," DataPro Information Services Group(Delran, NJ) (September 1992) •    "Nutrition Software" (Review, MacWorld, January 1993) "Expert Landscape Design" (Review, MacWorld, February 1993) , "Tree" (Review, MacWorld, April 1993) •    Enterprise Computing Series: Network Operating Systems (Chapters 6, 13, 14, portions of 15, and 16; New Riders Publishing, April 1993). •    Show Me the Mac (Alpha Books, October 1993). •    Essential PageMaker 5.0 (Windows inclusions throughout, Chapter 13; Alpha Books, September 1993). •    MacWorld System 7.5 Bible (IDG Books Worldwide, November, 1994) Collaborative author chapters 1, 2, 3, 12, 14, 17, 18, and 21 •    MacWorld Word 6 Companion (IDG Books Worldwide, November, 1994) Collaborative author. •    The QuicKeys 3 Book, 2nd Edition (Addison Wesley, January 1995). Collaborative author. •    Visual QuickStart Guide for WordPerfect 3.5 for the Mac (Peachpit Press, Awarded Certificate of Excellence by the Society of Technical Communications, January 1997. •    Maclopedia. (Hayden Books , June 1996) Collaborative author on hardware issues. •    PageMill 2.0 Handbook (Hayden Books, 1996). •    Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS 8.5 in 24 Hours (Sams, 1998). Consistently in the top 20 on Ingram's book list. •    Sams Teach Yourself iMac in 10 Minutes (Sams, 1998). •    Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS 9 in 24 Hours (Sams. December 1999). Selected as the Doubleday Book club alternate selection for March 2000. •    Mac OS in a Nutshell (O'Reilly and Associates, June 2000). •    Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Powered, Inc. 2002) Courseware for Hewlett-Packard.

Summary

I am a "jack of all trades" in the web development arena with over 25 years experience in marketing writing, graphic arts, content management, and web design. I have conceptualized, designed and managed brochure-, portal-, blog-,and storefront-type web sites for both non-profit and for profit organizations. I have also performed Internet research and implementation of new hosting for my clients. My online portfolio is located at www.wordstoweb.net: Project Portfolio .

Work History

Work History
Aug 1990 - Present

Owner, sole-proprietorship

Words To Web

Web design of brochure-, portal-, and blog-type web sites for a wide range of clients, including small businesses, creative individuals, and non-profits for many purposes, including brochure, portal, video streaming, photo-gallery, and blog sites. The work entails everything from setting up domains with registrars, hosting services, installing and customizing templates and extensions, database maintenance, backups and restore management, creating interactive graphics including banner ads, and ensuring that the site is Search Engine Optimized. In addition, all available content is compared to required content needs of the new site, and a strategy is developed for providing new or updated materials for the site which I might write, edit, or coordinate. Content can include text, images, video, or Flash movies. In addition to content strategizing and management, I have set up and customized “web 2.0” social communities with forums, chat rooms, and commenting capabilities as well as personalized profiles with hand-made avatars. In support of this site development, I’ve created icons and other graphic elements from photographs and objects as well as illustrations. 

Most of my current work entails developing, installing, and managing websites based on the Joomla! Open Source CMS platform.I also offer full turnkey services from domain registration, web hosting; the designing, wireframing, installing, editing, and creating of "classic" websites and their supporting multimedia products using Adobe Dreamweaver and Fireworks along with Adobe Photoshop. Every site entailed hand-coding HTML and CSS to enhance the efficiency of the site and its compliance with HTML and XHTML standards.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Web Content Manager

Preventive Medicine, LLC

Responsible for coordinating the collection, editing, and tagging of medical information in support of a new interactive online wellness application for a small startup healthcare informatics company. Coordinated and maintained the liaison between professionals who created the information and the IT department who were creating this Flash-based program. Designed, created, and maintained the corporate website. Created, implemented, and maintained content in Alfresco. Due to the economy, the company closed its operations in November 2008.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

Lead Web Developer

http://ctisinc.com

Responsible for developing corporate and Federal websites in support of clinical informatics systems developed and maintained by CTIS, Inc. Responsible for analysis of current sites, re-design or proposal development for new sites, prototyping, coding and design of layouts, customizing and configuring Open Source content management systems, content writing, and testing.

Education

Education
Sep 1977 - Dec 1978

Master of Arts

Universithy of Wisconsin - Madison

Specialization in ethnohistory of Maya of Mexico. Recipient of the Governor's Scholarship of Wisconsin.

Words To Web Project Portfolio

Published Articles

Skills

Skills

Graphic Arts - Photoshop and Fireworks

Creation of mastheads, banners, slideshows, rollover navigation bars, buttons, textures, backgrounds, typography, and other web graphical objects in both vector and bitmapped formats.

HTML and CSS

Hypertext Markup Language and Cascading Stylesheet coding using Adobe Creative Suite for the Web (Dreamweaver) and Javascript coding using Fireworks. Adherence to strict Web standards.

Joomla! CMS

An Open Source content management system running on Apache/PHP/MySQL.