Objectives, Projects

How can we help you improve the quality and usability of your printed and web content?

Professional Objectives, Services

Fixed-length or ongoing freelance communications opportunities; prefer defined projects involving technical, scientific, and historic topics; for example:

  • Research and analysis of communications issues
  • Writing, editing, indexing, controlled-vocabulary creation
  • Content conversion (for example, unstructured to structured documentation)
  • Website creation and management (using frameworks like WordPress and Drupal)
  • Artifact and archive curation, preparation, cataloging, photography

High-quality results at a reasonable price. Clients can be in any geography; 80% or more of work must be done offsite.

Experience with typical professional tools/frameworks like XML/DITA, asciidoc, WordPress, Drupal, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop. Strong technical, business, and marketing savvy; creative ideas and efficient implementation techniques.

Sample Projects

  • XML/DITA documentation for DITA and the DITA Open Toolkit
  • XML/DITA documentation for a Drupal 7 module
  • Drupal 8 User Guide index
  • Markdown-language conversion of technical documentation
  • Research on the misuse of a standards organization's proprietary documentation
  • WordPress and Drupal websites for small businesses, nonprofits, communities, and individuals
  • Papers on sociological and historical topics
  • Custom Python scripts that transform content generated through WordPress export to XML/DITA, where it can be further processed to other output formats like PDF
  • Python programming language curriculum for high school students
  • Artifact and archiving projects for the Computer History Museum (Mountain View, California)
  • On-site paleontological, archaeological, and anthropological projects

If any of your current content and communications needs match these descriptions, please contact us to explore how we can help!