Skills

Skills

Computer Software

Wide-ranging computer hardware and software skills including: CSS, HTML, XML, hand-coding Dreamweaver Web page design Firebug Web page editing CMS setup (PHP and MySQL) Joined in custom Vinage CMS development Hardware and Software Diagnostics/testing Adobe Creative Suite (Advanced Photoshop Skills) Publishing programs from PageMaker to InDesign Editing Java scripts LAN maintenance and installation  

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Contract Grant Writer

Credit Union Strategic Planning
  • Demand and need research, writing, editing and finalizing applications for grants from the US Treasury Community Development Financial Institution Fund by credit unions across the country.
  • Short term project expired at the end of 2010.
Apr 2001 - Present

Owner/Writer

Barbara Sehr Productions

Barbara Sehr Productions is a sole proprietorship servicing writing and technical needs for clients that include the Buzzbee Company, Nintendo, Microsoft, and smaller businesses.

  • Blogger for Seattle P-I.Com “City Brights,” MSNTechnology and Gadgets site, X-10 Electronics Community
  • Contracted to create Business CAR and CRM site developed by MS vendorBuzzbeeCompany
  • Created, launched several Joomla CMS-based sites for non-profits including http://www.seamec.org and http://giftofgrace.org
  • Author content, write CSS and HTML code to create e-newsletters for small business clients.
Jun 2009 - Sep 2010

Writer

Linda Werner & Associates
  • Write brand assessment, Web site content for company site currently in redesign.
  • Author content for client Web site.
  • Research branding/ redesign resources.
Oct 2005 - Nov 2006

Online Editor

YES! Magazine
  • Increased online awareness of non-profit publication’s Web site.
  • Instituted regular updates and technical revisions of Web site
  • Created additional content, RSS feeds, and graphic design features to increase readership of site.
  • Increased frequency of HTML newsletter to monthly 
  • Generated more user feedback and interactivity on site through blog and recruitment of additional contributing writers.
Apr 2001 - Jan 2003

Independent Contract Writer

Getty Images

Manage and produce online newsletters for Getty Images employees worldwide.

  • Develop, research, write email newsletters with the assistance of the director of internal communications. Increased sharing of common business practices among diverse international offices by focusing on issues facing isolated communities throughout the company.
  • Reduce company printing costs and increased worldwide distribution
  • Transfer existing internal documents such as employee handbook and compensation guide to HTML.
Oct 1999 - Nov 2000

Content Manager

SAGEport Inc

Sageport was a sock-puppet era startup aimed at bringing the Internet to audiences age 55 or older.  I joined the company at its infancy, and remained through its downsizing.

Developed and launched original content plan for 500-page portal site with 39 channels of information.

  • Hire, lead, and assign content team from start to launch.
  • Author, coordinate, and quality-test “Dear Dot.com” member guide aimed at increasing understanding of complex technologyby aging audience.
  • Assisted in creation of internal Vinage CMS.

Education

Education

BA Journalism

University of Houston