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I have five years of editorial experience as a Senior Technology Editor with Information Week and as Executive Editor of XML Magazine, as well as more than 20 years of experience as a freelance reviewer, IT consultant and systems analyst. I have a solid business focus as well as a great deal of experience in setting up tests that accurately simulate real world requirements. I'm thoroughly familiar with all aspects of IT using networking, client-server and desktop platforms. I have a solid business and management background, strong analytical and communications skills, and technological fluency. I can reliably discuss complex technologies at any readership level from basic to advanced.

Experience

Senior Analyst / Validation Engineer, SSG-NOW

2015 to Present

Provide analysis and functional testing of storage systems, servers and appliances, NAS and SAN systems, storage management software and services.

Freelance Author and IT Systems Consultant

1982 to Present

Write for magazines including Info World, InformationWeek, InternetWeek, eWeek, Sm@rtPartner, Web Hosting Magazine, Linux Journal, and PC Magazine, and on-line sites such as Internet.com's ServerWatch. Wrote Novell's Problem-Solving Guide for NetWare Systems for Novell Press in 1993. It sold over 35,000 copies and was translated into 7 other languages. The second edition, titled Troubleshooting NetWare Systems, (Sybex Network Press) was finished in 1996. Work with clients to analyze needs, develop strategy, acquire and install systems, train users and administrators, provide technical support and troubleshooting.

Executive Editor, XML Magazine and Lotus Developer Network

September 2000 to September 2001

Redding, CA

XML Magazine is a monthly trade publication for developers working with extensible markup language. Was also responsible for content creation for Lotus Developer Network. Coordinated with other editors to research and select products suitable for reviews. Assigned reviews, worked with freelance authors to produce stories on time and to standards. Responsible for technical editing of feature stories, reviews. Selected items for the new products section, edited copy for the section.

Senior Technology Editor, Information Week                                               

January 1997 to September 2000

Redding, CA

Wrote reviews, primarily of network hardware and software, as well as technical features for Information Week, a weekly trade publication for managers of IT. The reviews focused on the strategic aspects of IT in business, rather than on technology for its own sake - why a product is important to users, rather than what's new about it per se. Edited the What's Hot new products column, performed technical editing of feature stories, analysis of trends.

Manager, IT Solutions, D.H. Scott & Company                                            

September 1996 to February 1997

Redding, CA

Created an IT consultancy within D.H. Scott & Company, an accounting firm. Working from the existing client base, created demand for consulting services, provided consulting services, trained personnel, with the goal of developing an IT group into a separate profit center. Continue to work with D.H. Scott & Co. as a consultant since the move to Information Week.

Manager, Systems Integration, Bell Microproducts Manufacturing          

December 1994 to January 1996

San Jose, CA

Managed the systems integration group, developed first article systems and bills of materials, created ISO 9002 procedures for new systems, developed training materials, trained technicians and provided pre- and post-sales support. Responsible for most P&L activities, some purchasing activities and interfacing with other departments to determine business requirements for the development of internal IT systems for Bell Microproducts Manufacturing

Systems Analyst, Novell, Inc.                                                                           

July 1989 to January 1995

San Jose, CA

Supported the Novell Operations group and more than a dozen publications groups world-wide in IT-related issues. Developed a new server-based delivery system for documentation and code that provided substantial cost and time savings over old methods, then led the implementation effort. Administered and maintained a world-wide heterogeneous networking environment. Provided IT support for Novell Operation's ISO 9002 effort.

Publications Specialist, Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.                        

July 1987 to June 1988

San Leandro, CA

Upgraded document production from manual typesetting to computer-based phototypesetting.

U.S. Army, Officer Cadet    

1983 to 1986

            SanLeandro, CA

Led, managed and administered a heavy weapons platoon, administered a transportation company.

U.S. Army Liaison Office, Liaison Specialist                    

1980 to 1983

Koblenz, West Germany    

Assisted the U.S. Liaison Officer, V (U.S.) Corps to III (German) Korps.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in German Studies, California State University, Hayward 1987

Relevant coursework

Several American Management Association management courses, Windows administration training, C Programming, Windows DNA 2000 programming, PostScript and SGML debugging, UNIX System Administration. Certified NetWare Engineer.