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Apple: U.S. Army Website Case Study

When the U.S. Army needed a more robust platform for its public website that could provide better protection against hackers, it chose Mac servers. I interviewed the technical manager of www.army.mil and wrote a case study about the website for Apple. In times of peace and in times of war, the Army website provides access …

Various: Science & Technology Magazine Articles

I have a wide range of scientific and technical interests, including astronomy and space, amateur radio, geocaching, and benchmark hunting. I’ve had the opportunity to write about those topics in a number of regional and national magazines. My feature articles have included: Surveying Walt Disney World Searching for survey marks at the Disney parks The …

American Surveyor: Disney World Magazine Article

Even though I’m not a professional surveyor (only an amateur benchmark hunter), I was fortunate enough to get a cover story in The American Surveyor. “Mapping the World”—an outgrowth of my interest in Disney survey marks—explored the history of surveying at the Walt Disney World resort, starting with Disney’s secret purchase of land in the …

Cisco: Military Networks Collateral

Cisco products can play a vital role in ad hoc networks for military communications. I was asked to write two pieces about that: a 14-page white paper discussing the underlying technology (Radio Aware Routing) that enables Cisco routers to connect multiple segments of radio-based networks, and a two-page solution overview summarizing the benefits of RAR …

Amazon: Kindle User Guide

Although my corporate work is mostly writing marketing collateral, I have made a few forays into documentation and UI/UX copy. My efforts for Amazon have included onscreen text, an editorial style guide, and the user guide for the first Kindle Touch. Chapter 1 Getting Started Welcome to your new Kindle Touch. This short guide will …

Apple: In-store Event Flyer

This flyer was used in an Apple Store to promote a showcase of four Etsy artists. It required short blurbs that would get store visitors interested in coming back to see the featured artists. Etsy, Local Artists, and Technology Join representatives from Etsy as they showcase local Etsy artists Ethically Engineered, Le Papier Studio, Mojo …

Symantec: Packaging Copy

Remember when software came in packages on the shelves of computer stores? For several years, I wrote the packaging copy (and accompanying data sheets and web copy) for Symantec’s consumer products, including Norton SystemWorks and Norton Internet Security. Although your company may not need copy for a physical box, I can help give your product …

Apple: Multilingual Editing

Although I only speak one language besides English (Français) even passably, I’m good at picking up the basic structures of other languages. That has enabled me to successfully edit—and catch typographic errors—in copy written in many other languages, including Asian languages. (Of course, the pieces also went through editing in their home countries.) Here are …

Apple: Digital Video in Medicine White Paper

Ghost-written for a leading surgeon, this Apple white paper had to provide a lot of detail on both surgical equipment and computer systems so that doctors reading it could make informed choices about buying their own digital video system. The ability to capture and edit video footage of surgeries and other medical procedures is now …

Apple: DNA Sequencing Solutions Brief

This two-page solutions brief for Apple’s Enterprise Sales division discussed how Mac computers could be used for analyzing DNA samples. A new generation of hardware and software is bringing dramatic reductions in the cost of DNA sequencing, combined with extraordinary improvements in throughput. While the plummeting costs are making sequencing available to a wider range …

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