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K i m b e r l y  E.  B e a l l
kimbeall@krystalrose.com

Web Design

Graphic Design

Content Management

Copy Writing

Technical Writing

Production Editing

Documentation
Website Testing and Analysis

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Summary

Over fifteen years experience in corporate and business web content development and management, graphic design, technical writing, production writing and editing, and website analysis, testing and documentation. Goal is to combine technical skills with attention to optimum website efficiency.

Key Skills

  • Content Production and Management
  • Internet and Intranet Web Design and Development
  • Copy Writing and Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Production Editing
  • Graphic Design, Branding, and Illustration
  • Rapid Application Development and Iterative Prototyping
  • Website Testing and End-user Experience Analysis
  • Accessible Design
  • Cross-Platform and Cross-Browser Interoperability

Languages

HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript

Platforms

Windows, NT, DOS, Mac, and UNIX environments

Software

  • Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe ImageReady, PaintShop Pro
  • Adobe Acrobat and Distiller
  • Content Management and Document Management systems including Lotus Notes Domino, BroadVision, WebSphere, etc.
  • Graphical and non-graphical HTML editors including MS Front Page, Adobe, DreamWeaver, Drupal, etc.
  • Microsoft office environment including Microsoft Visio
  • FTP and other client/server protocols

Professional Experience

KrystalRose Designs - www.krystalrose.com
1996 to Present
Webmaster/Co-Owner

Web Site design, development, and maintenance for local businesses and non-profit organizations. Services include requirements analysis, iterative prototyping, site design and/or re-design, site installation and deployment, graphic design, content production and content management, copy-editing and proofreading, e-newsletter creation and distribution, site navigation and file system architecture, domain registration and hosting server setup, search-engine optimization and meta-tag coding, and training for end-users. Using HTML, XML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, PhotoShop, and Perl-based CGI scripting to create, manage and analyze websites, online forms, online surveys and client-friendly site management tools to ensure accurate and up-to-date content, site efficiency, user-friendly design and optimum client return on investment.

KRYSTALROSE PROJECT PORTFOLIO:


PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT EXPERIENCE:

IBM - RTP, NC
February 2006 to October 2007
Technical Consultant Contract
Project: Sales Support Information (SSI) intranet site

In a Lotus Notes-based content management environment used technical writing skills, HTML, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Image Ready, Adobe Acrobat and Distiller, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to manage and update, create and illustrate sales support collateral, teleconferencing schedules and documentation, online forms and surveys, client-ready brochures and presentations, e-newsletters and collaborative calendars.


Bridgepoint - Cary, NC
December 2002 to March 2003
Webmaster - Contract
Project: Proprietary web and printed documents for various Bridgepoint clients

Using technical writing skills, HTML, DreamWeaver, PhotoShop, Microsoft Word and Excel, created, updated, and illustrated software documentation, online help documentation, online forms, service level agreements and technical proposals for high-profile Bridgepoint clients. Provided content to clients via e-newsletters and intranet web sites. (Bridgepoint provides logistics software for the railroad shipping industry.)


Nortel Networks - RTP, NC
November 2001 to December 2002
Senior Technical Consultant - Contract
Project: Partner Information Center - http://www.nortelnetworks.com/prd/

Using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, Adobe Acrobat, UltraEdit, FTP, Telnet, and BroadVision applications performed technical writing, editing, and maintenance of template-driven technical documentation, online forms and tools in HTML and PDF format.


IBM - RTP, NC
May 2001 to October 2001
Webmaster - Contract
Projects: Multicultural Families in Technology -
               http://www.lafamilianet.net
               Knowledge Management Systems KM Community -
                              http://www-1.ibm.com/services/kcm/

Using HTML, XHTML, PhotoShop, Ultra-Edit, and Lotus / Domino development environment, performed site design, technical writing and editing, graphic design, and content-management for these and other external and internal corporate Web sites for IBM's in-house web design job-shop, iMedia.


IBM - RTP, NC
November 1999 to March 2001
Web Production Editor - Contract
Project: DeveloperWorks - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/

Using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, PhotoShop, and Lotus/Domino development environment, performed site design, technical writing and editing, content management, graphic design, usability testing, and cross-browser compatibility for this award-winning corporate Web portal. Ensured compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


VisionFactory - Cary, NC
June 1999 to September 1999
Web Design consultant - Contract

Assisted in the design and implementation of the review-web for Nortel Networks' HTML-based presentation application for World Telecom '99 in Geneva. Responsible for design and creation of the web site, file system architecture for thousands of HTML and Flash files, end-user requirements analysis, coordination of artwork, and technical advisor for content providers and artists.


Web Island - Raleigh, NC
March, 1998 to May, 1999
Webmaster - Contract
Projects: NC Navigator - http://eslmi12.esc.state.nc.us/navigator/
                 Web SARAS -
http://eslmi12.esc.state.nc.us/websaras/

Using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, PhotoShop, ASP, SQL Server, and Microsoft Visual InterDev, participated on the team that created a web-based interface for the NC Employment Security Commission. The State of North Carolina awarded the NC Navigator site two citations for innovation and public service.


Nortel Networks - RTP, NC
August, 1997 to February, 1998
Web Analyst / Designer - Contract
Projects: Tool Time and Baseline Architecture Repository Tool

Using HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Paint Shop Pro, and script-based website testing and analysis, redesigned the web-based interface for two internal corporate web-based reporting tools for Nortel Networks' Information Services department.


Education
Office Technology, Anthropology 
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA, 1986-1989

Salary History / Requirements
Salary history and expectations are in line with professional achievements and experience level, and the requirements of the position under consideration.

References
Business, Personal, on request

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