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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 experience

Oct 2010Present

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 2001Present


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 and
  • Author content, write CSS and HTML code to create e-newsletters for small business clients.
Jun 2009Sep 2010


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 2005Nov 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 2001Jan 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 1999Nov 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” member guide aimed at increasing understanding of complex technologyby aging audience.
  • Assisted in creation of internal Vinage CMS.


BA Journalism

University of Houston

Writing Samples


  • Creativity under fire —able to write and edit quickly with passion.
  • Currently blog for Seattle City Brights.Previously a bloggerfor MSN Technology and Gadgets site.
  • Extensive experience on proprietary and public domain content management systems such as Drupal and Joomla.
  • Wide-ranging experience in print and online journalism, including columns in daily newspapers, computer magazines (including ComputerWorld and InfoWorld and numerous corporate Web sites).
  • Joined pioneer effort in Web content production as part of independent Mining Company/ team.
  • Experienced in using, understanding, and sharing with social media.
  • Familiar with search engine optimization, ranking algorithms.


Barbara is a skilled writer in subjects as diverse as computer storage technology and political humor. She began her career on a Los Angeles metropolitan daily, and currently blogs for .  In between she has written for national computer magazines, Microsoft, Getty Images, and a large number of technical and non-technical publications.

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