2743 Westgate Ct.
Concord, CA 94520-5539
An interesting, challenging and active position that can exploit
some of the varied and various skills accumulated during a not entirely
Technical writing experience, 21 years
Technical writing management, 14 years
Word for Windows experience, five years
WinHelp for context-sensitive on-line help
on Windows NT, two years
HyperHelp of Bristol Technology, now designated
acquisition in 2007 by Hewlett-Packard
for context-sensitive on-line help on UNIX, seven years
Direct conversion of FrameMaker to HTML,
Context-sensitive on-line help using
HTML with AWK scripts
Single source both for the context-sensitive on-line help, and for printed help
(In 1998 I attended a worldwide technical-writers
convention in Anaheim, explicitly to network regarding single-source help,
and found no one else who had attempted that feat!)
Electronics hardware documentation, six years
Software user documentation, 15 years
Writing API (application programming
interface) documentation, nine years
Writing Bourne- and C-shell scripts, 15 years
Experience with UNIX, 14 years
Writing AWK scripts, two years
Experience with X Windows since its
Undergraduate degree in electrical
engineering with minor in mechanical engineering
Three postgraduate degrees in theology,
culminating in a Ph.D.
Postgraduate-level teaching experience,
Special knowledge of English grammar
Wrote entire 300-page dissertation without
a single use of the passive voice
Knowledge of Spanish, French, Greek, Hebrew,
with emphasis on grammar
Practical proficiency with Perl (Practical Extraction
and Report Language)
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
He is the very model of a modern Writer-Technical.
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
, Martinez, CA;
the county hospital for Contra Costa County in the San Francisco East Bay.
Serving as a volunteer assisting and cheering up patients and visitors as needed.
Once brought my toolbox to work in order to repair a broken
acquired in 2003 by Magic Software Enterprises
Or Yehuda, Israel; a startup company producing an enterprise web portal for
intranet, extranet and Internet applications. Worked as free-lance
writer to establish the company technical-writing department. Used
FrameMaker to produce a single set of documentation for printing,
for PDF files to be posted on the company Web site, and for generic
Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.
, Herzliya, Israel.
Manager, Technical Writing Department. Used
FrameMaker and HyperHelp on Silicon Graphics UNIX hardware to produce
a single set of documentation for both printed and context-sensitive,
on-line use. Also used FrameMaker on Windows NT as a single source of
documentation both for printing and for generic HTML help using frames,
Tel Aviv, Israel; large producer of electronic alarm systems, primarily for
export. Manager, Technical Writing Department. Boldly established
the department where none had existed before. Used Word for Windows
to write documentation for microprocessor-controlled security systems.
The company had purchased from Germany a very expensive
machine for automated soldering of printed-circuit boards, but had never succeeded
in getting it to function. On my last day at work there, I looked at the paltry
German literature and showed them successfully how to operate it.
Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.
Herzliya, Israel; world leader of software for off-line programming and simulation
of robotic applications; now a product line of
Senior technical writer; manager of department since 1986.
Used Fortune 32:16, a UNIX-based word processor, to produce
reference and training manuals for the company’s line
of robotic applications. Dismantled and repaired the Fortune
computer and remote terminals as required.
Motorola Israel, now Motorola Solutions
Tel Aviv, Israel; analog and digital electronics for irrigation control
and two-way communications. Senior technical writer, group leader.
Wrote technical manuals for RF, audio and digital hardware.
Introduced computing and word processing to the
technical-writing department of Motorola Israel. Security
, Livermore, CA; large producer of security devices.
The only engineer in the company. Design of digital test equipment,
customer support. Set up and handled alone their booth at a trade
fair in Mexico City.
Galfon, Tel Aviv;
sales and service of automotive electronics. Service engineer
for automotive electronics, while studying Hebrew five evenings
Oakland, CA; sales and service of automotive electronics.
Service engineer for automotive electronics, while writing Ph.D.
Baptist Theological Seminary, CA. Assistant Professor. Taught
at least one course in all five departments of the curriculum.
Radio station TGNA,
Guatemala City. Station engineer. Design, construction,
installation, and maintenance of all equipment for the AM,
FM and shortwave radio station.
Rocketdyne in Sparks, NV.,
now a subsidiary of GenCorp
designated Aerojet Rocketdyne
and located near Sacramento, CA.
Mechanical engineer. Environmental test of engines for the Gemini project;
system maintenance and development. Security clearance
Instituto de la Lengua Española, San José,
Costa Rica. Spoken and written Spanish.
FCC First Class
Ulpan Meir, Tel Aviv, Israel. Spoken and written Hebrew.
Mother tongue English.
Fluent written and spoken Spanish, but it’s fading.
Fluent spoken Hebrew, less fluent printed Hebrew, can decipher
handwritten Hebrew with difficulty.
Can get along with effort in written and spoken French.
Knowledge of Greek grammar.
Born 1934: exempt from reserve duty (miluim
Health: two weeks of work missed since 1967 due to illness.
Married, one grown son.
American and Israeli citizenship.
Building and rebuilding and debugging computers.
Classical music, reading, and general household maintenance
including wiring and plumbing. An occasional effort at playing
the piano and organ when no one is near. Able to dismantle,
repair and reassemble any and every part of a
. Well, almost every.
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