Jellyfish turnedTechnical Writer - Leaving the ocean to become a master of the written word
- Greater Seattle Area
While at RPS Evans-Hamilton, I learned to use Matlab and wrote code for new programs to help with data analysis and GIS mapping. I routinely utilized ArcGIS and AutoCad to create maps combining the data we collected and site information.
I was an effective data processor for current meter and CTD data, and I worked on GIS mapping and data visualization. I also have experience servicing instrumentation and writing technical and report documents. As an oceanographer, I:
I studied biological oceanography while at the University of Washington in Seattle. I participated in research cruises during the Spring and Summer, studying the connection between light, absorption, and phytoplankton using GIS remote sensing. I also learned to manage the Oceanography Department website, edited a student magazine, and learned the basics of using Matlab.
I chose to attend a local community college to take advantage of lower tuition costs and rent-free living. The experience had the extra advantages of small class sizes and closer relationships to professors. While at YVCC, I was the stage manager for a play, wrote for and edited the student newspaper, tutored other college students in biology and mathematics, assisted with a summer math program for high school students, and was granted a Community College Internship at PMML's Marine Sciences Lab in Sequim, WA.
Nearly 5 years experience writing metadata and page copy for a Fortune 100 company's website.
Wrote how-to-guides for fellow employees, documented Matlab code.
Studied biological and physical oceanography.
Processed and analyzed oceanographic data and some website performance.
8 years experience writing reports, guides, BKMs, and more.
Reviewed the work of other writers, including student and professional works.
Skilled with Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Knowledge of remote sensing techniques and skilled with ArcGIS products.
5 years experience in editing and writing Matlab scripts and programs for data processing, analysis, and interpretation.