Technical Writer Resume Sample

Jane Smith

123 Main Street • Hometown, PA • (555) 555-1234 •



Dynamic professional with extensive background in research, international studies, and academic/technical writing. Effective written communicator with ability to explain scientific and technical concepts in simple language. Critical thinker who compiles intelligent data from various sources disseminating to appropriate individuals reaching departmental objectives. Strong ability to write technical direction on product announcements, marketing brochures, advertisements, and marketing specifications. In addition, writes articles and reports on current trends in relevant industries while preparing charts, graphs, or forms to compliment rough drafts. Extensive international relations experience in addition to delivering engaging instruction and developing competent curriculum. Thrives in fast-paced environments where tight deadlines must be consistently met. Functional leader adept at identifying areas for needed improvement while designing efficient resolutions. Self-starter who takes initiative in work environment collaborating with colleagues and senior management to drive toward overall goal achievement.




·     Worked as interpreter at Royal Alberta Museum

·     Maintained conservation of artefacts for University of Porto and affiliated museums under Ministry of Culture

·     Mentored under German painter and designer in Barcelona

·     Bounded work into personalized poetry book as well as exhibited own works displaying photojournalist photographs, drawings, and paintings

·     Participated in various archaeological works as well as conducted investigative fieldwork in legal area and accounting research

·     Supervised and taught students in South Korean schools; volunteered as host at International Centre

·     Examined and recorded details of manuscripts into Métis Archival Project database




·     Effective Communication

·     Detail-Oriented

·     Critical Thinker

·     Relationship-Builder

·     Self-Starter

·     Organization

·     Time Management

·     Analytical

·     Research Skills

·     Software Computer Skills

·     Faster Learner

·     Goal-Oriented



2006 - 2013

University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada

Researcher, Interviewer, & Alternate Format Assistant & Editor

Served within a variety of departments for University of Alberta including Researcher, Interviewer, and Alternate Format Assistant & Editor. While working with Specialized Support and Disability Services – University Student Services, administered alternate format of exams and course materials for the university and international students requiring specialized support as well as provided expert editing. Provided high degree of accuracy, detail attention, and adherence to strict security guidelines under tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities and Achievements:

·     Delivered presentations to various institutions and colleagues regarding the impact and interplay of conditions and disabilities relative to adaptive technologies, alternate format materials, reasonable accommodations, and human rights legislation

·     Researched and mapped legal and support services available to under-represented litigants involved in civil and criminal course cases with Canadian Forum on Civil Justice – Department of Law

·     Drafted reports with this same department including detail report submitted for publication utilized as an aid by the Forum

·     Transcribed and reviewed Nunavut and Ontario community workshop researcher notes concerning civil justice issues

·     Researched, examined, and recorded early manuscripts, land grant scrip, declarations, charted wagon trails, and voyageur trade routes to further understand Métis history with the Métis Archival Project – Faculty of Native Studies

·     Conducted interviews collecting primary data for academic research projects through surveys and demographic analysis with Population Research Laboratory – Department of Sociology


12/2004 - 11/2005

Datapakken, Copenhagen Denmark

Cross-Cultural Communications Editor

Edited webpages and documents in this Cross-Cultural Communicators Editor position. Projects included European Union report for the Forum for Holistic Integration, university dissertations, and business promotional materials. Provided expert editing knowledge, demonstrated organizational skills by balancing several tasks at once, and communicated effectively by conversing with a variety of colleagues and departments from diverse backgrounds.


11/2003 - 09/2004

SSBI Kids English Institute & Garam School, Seoul South Korea

English Teacher

Provided English instruction to elementary and kindergarten students in this English Teacher position. Drafted detailed lesson plans in advance carefully staying on task to remain within school curriculum policies and procedures. Collaborated effectively with colleagues, teachers, and administration to deliver outstanding education. Trained and assisted students with school drama performances and extracurricular activities as well as tutored adult students on a part-time basis.


1997 - 2001

Universidade de Évora, Évora Portugal

Archaeologist & Museum Exhibit Interpreter

As Archaeologist and Museum Exhibit Interpreter, conducted archaeological works including excavation, drawing and mapping, conservation, and cleaning and cataloguing of artefacts. Kept meticulous records of all details demonstrating effective written communication skills. Worked extensively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Key Achievement:

·     Served as exhibit interpreter at museum’s Genghis Khan: Treasures of Inner Mongolia exhibition


1994 - 1996

Alberta Department of Energy, Edmonton Canada


Consulted audits of the royalty submissions filed by oil and gas companies compiling work paper, reports, and recommendations following investigation ensuring compliance with Natural Gas Crown Royalty Regulations and Guidelines.


1992 - 1992

Coopers & Lybrand (Pricewaterhouse Coopers Inc.)

Accounting Technician













“Reaching Further: New Approaches to the Delivery of Legal Services”. Reaching Out with Research. London, UK, 2008. Cited: June 18-20. Radio.

Raga-Mala: Celebrating 25 Years. Eds. Amira Arshad & A. Buhr. 2008.

“A Self-Represented Family Litigant.” News & Views on Civil Justice Reform. 2007. Fall: 12-14.

Reprinted in: LawNow. Vol.32 #5: 2008 May/June: 35-38.

“The Status of Women in Indian Music.”  Raga-Mala. 2002. Spring/Fall: 6-7.



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