Christopher P. Winter

355 N. 12th Street

San Jose, CA 95112-3335


Professional Objective: A Position in Technical Communications
Work History
  Fry's Electronics, Sunnyvale, CA 2/06-3/09
  Sales Associate — Sales of consumer electronics in various departments  
  Securitas, Inc., San Mateo, CA 8/04-5/05
  Security Officer — Providing access control, physical security, and employee assistance at client facilities  
  Ontelix Inc., Santa Cruz, CA January 2004
  Consultant — Redesigned Web page for Ontelix, a provider of e-mail services.  
  Adept Technology, Livermore, CA 7/01-10/01
  Technical Writer. As the principal writer at Adept's Livermore facility, developed the User's Guide for an automated system that assembles optical-fiber communications components. Revised and updated manuals for other robotics equipment. Developed a set of standard templates for use in all Adept technical manuals. Used Adobe Illustrator to create a library of ISO-compatible safety symbols.  
  Dell Computer Corporation, San Jose, CA 11/00-02/01
  Senior Technical Writer. Working with a team of writers, interviewed engineers and other technical personnel developing a networked data storage product. Organized the information collected into a user manual for the product and formatted it according to Dell style guidelines.  
  APS/Pinkerton, San Mateo, CA 9/98-11/00
  Security Officer. Patrolled client premises and controlled access to them. Marked and reported safety hazards and items needing maintenance. Assisted client employees where feasible.  
  WinterWare, San Jose, CA 1995-1998
  Sole Proprietor. Self-employed as WinterWare, developed and marketed shareware computer programs and created World Wide Web pages.  
  Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Sunnyvale, CA 1980-1992
  Senior Research Engineer. Designed electronics hardware and performed systems engineering taks for a variety of military and civil space programs. Wrote hardware specifications, manuals, and engineering memos. Developed presentations and training materials.  
Education and Professional Training
Computer Science and Technical Writing Courses Foothill & De Anza colleges 1992-1994
HP/UX Administration and Instrument Programming Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto Summer 1990
BS in Electrical Engineering University of Iowa 1977-1980
BS in Electronics Engineering Technology (honors) DeVry Institute of Technology 1970-1973
Professional Associations
Member of the Society for Technical Communications, Silicon Valley chapter   2001-present
Additional Relevant Work
Skills in computer software & technologies
Platforms   Apple II; Macintosh; IBM PC & compatibles; HP9000-300; DEC Vax; Tektronix 4051; IBM, DEC & Univac mainframes
Operating Systems   CP/M; MS-DOS; PC-DOS; DR-DOS; OS/2; Windows 3.1-2000; GeoWorks; UNIX; HP-UX; Linux, Mac System 7; Tek 4051 BASIC
MIS Applications   Microsoft Office; MS Word; Word Express; Wordstar; WordProof; GeoWrite; Mass-11; Lotus Manuscript; MS Excel; Quattro Pro; Lotus/1-2-3; GeoCalc; MS Powerpoint; Aldus Persuasion; Canvas; Visio; Filemaker; MS Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
DTP Applications   Adobe Acrobat; Adobe Framemaker; Adobe Pagemaker; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; JASC Paint Shop Pro; GeoDraw; MacDraft; MacDraw II
Datacomm Applications   BitCom; Mirror II; Procomm Plus; TAPCIS; CIM 1.4; GeoWorks/AOL; Prodigy; NetCruiser; Netscape; MS Internet Explorer; Opera, Mozilla, MS Outlook; Eudora; Pegasus Mail; Forté Agent
Programming Languages   BASIC; C; Fortran; Borland Pascal; IBM Generalized Query Language
Technologies   HTML; CSS; Javascript; XML
Personal Web pages
My Philosophy
I believe in the importance of sharing information, and I try to make the information I put forth as accurate as possible. In design, I generally prefer what is simple and solid and does the job over fancy bells and whistles and bleeding-edge technology.

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