Stan Sinasohn

Stan Sinasohn

Online Portfolio

http://www.pianodog.com/portfolio

Objective

I am looking for an opportunity with a small to mid-size company where I can make an influence and impact and help the company and their customers be successful.

Summary

I am a technical trainer and writer with 15 years of experience both as an individual contributor and manager. I have extensive experience in group facilitation, conflict resolution, presentation skills and trainings. My background is in speech communications, specifically how people use language in different settings and situations and how different factors influence how we communicate. Additionally, I have been responsible for managing documentation and training projects and schedules, meeting with project managers and executives to map and plan upcoming releases, hiring, training, and managing additional writers and trainers, and recommending, purchasing, and provide training for documentation and training tools.

Work History

Work History

Technical Publications Manager

Hybrid Networks
  • Restructured, scoped, and re-configured the entire Hybrid documentation set including doc templates.
  • Interviewed, hired, trained, and managed technical writing staff 
  • Created documentation plans, bill of materials, and schedules for Hybrid product releases

Technical Publications and Training Manager

Action Engine Corporation
  • Researched, wrote, and released release notes, upgrade documents, API documentation, quick reference, administration, user, and programming guides, for the entire range of products
  • Created course materials and delivered technical training for SDK and platform administration.
  • Interviewed, hired, trained, and managed staff of contract technical writers
  • Designed and implemented new documentation templates
  • Developed new style guide for Action Engine documentation

Training Manager

Vidiator Technology
  • Prepared and updated course materials and delivered training for Vidiator's streaming and encoding platforms
  • Managed training and documentation projects and schedules, including project plans and customer contracts
  • Installed and configured training network and conducted troubleshooting on various computer hardware and network issues related to classroom set up 
  • Developed training framework and standards
  • Interviewed and recommended technical writers for both the Bellevue and Mountain View offices
  • Wrote and produced internal API and end-user documentation

Contract Technical Writer/Training Developer

UIEvolution
  • Defined training scope and created training materials for UI Evolution's proprietary development language and SDK 
  • Managed training and documentation projects and schedules

Corporate Training Manager

Talyst
  • Managed training department projects and staff including staff reviews, training project schedules, project plans and customer contracts
  • Installed, configured, and managed training lab and conducted troubleshooting on various computer hardware and network issues related to classroom set up
  • Designed and specified requirements and evaluated vendors for building a remote training center
  • Created proposal for training staffing and management

Senior Technical Trainer

Bsquare
  • Developed and delivered training curriculum for the full suite of Microsoft embedded technologies
  • Developed and delivered the first Microsoft Embedded Automotive platform developer curriculum worldwide
  • Developed and implemented online training curriculum and technologies 
  • Developed technical API and SDK documentation for internal products

Contract Training and Documentation Consultant

Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Managed training projects for software roll-out, including identifying which training components should be instructor led and which could be developed through CBT. 
  • Developed both instructor-led and self-paced, interactive training curriculum for internal store-design software roll-out

Writer

Microsoft
  • Managed writing projects and contract writers for the Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Microsoft Auto documentation
  • Managed and implemented customer and partner feedback programs for the documentation and WindowsEmbedded.com website
  • Created API and SDK documentation, User Guides, Whitepapers, including sample code and development tutorials
  • Created and delivered internal tools and product trainings for writers and developers
  • Designed, created, and managed internal SharePoint sites for the embedded content publishing group as well as other Microsoft employee groups

Education

Education

B.A.

San Francisco State University

My course of study focused on  how people use language in different settings and situations and how different factors influence how we communicate.  I also specialized in group facilitation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communications.

Certifications

Certifications

MCT

Microsoft

MCT

Microsoft

MCTS

Microsoft