Have I got the chops?
You be the judge.
How can you know if you want to hire me without seeing samples of my work? The simple answer: you can’t.
So here are a few examples of some of my most recent work.
(If you’re looking for UX writing samples – including my most recent style guide – I can provide those upon request. Just ask!)
TecKno home page and video
This pilot educational program was recently created by Dell Ireland, and I’ve been involved in content almost from the start. It’s still very new and definitely a work in progress, but if you scroll down a bit you’ll find a video that was written and voiced by yours truly.
FIRST 2020, reveal by Mark Hamill
Produced by Lucasfilm to announce the theme for the 2020 FIRST competitions, this video features the background narrative I wrote to pull all four games into one cohesive story. I wrote the narrative thinking it was just background material–-with no idea it would be used as a video script, and DEFINITELY no idea that my…
Mizzen by Mott landing page
The Mott Foundation created the Mizzen app to help afterschool caregivers provide fun, educational programs for their students. I wrote all of the copy for this introductory landing page.
FIRST 2019: LAUNCH promo video
The FIRST organization is built around four yearly, international robotics competitions for kids K-12. In 2019, they hired my agency client to bring all four competitions under a common theme: space. The agency was hired to create an overarching theme name and narrative to build a cohesive brand around the year’s events. And I was…
SANS student success story
As part of a new sales collateral piece, the SANS Institute cybersecurity training company wanted to include profiles of some of its most successful students. This was the first in a series of stories that I created for that larger piece. I interviewed and researched the student and wrote his story, then participated in a…
Canary investor slide deck
This is a draft of an investor slide deck I did for a client who wanted to develop an app that would use machine learning and AI technology to identify symptoms of anxiety and/or depression in teens on social media. I did all of the research, writing, and editing for this deck and, while this…
Luminex style guide
I wrote this guide for technical writers and trainers to create content in a new, single-sourced publishing environment. Many team members were new to writing content, and this was meant to guide them through that transition. I left the company before this was implemented, so what I’m presenting here is the final draft that I…
CultureMap: Austin articles/reviews
I did a few articles for CultureMap: Austin back in 2013. Two of the articles I published are here: one, a review of a local roadside attraction, and the other a list of popular old-school spots around Austin for parents to take their kids. They’re a little dated (Kiddie Acres closed last year, sniff), but…
Vivian’s Muse landing page
I developed this landing page content in 2014 for a local Austin client who does boudoir and fashion photography. Most of it is still in use today, but I’m sharing it here in its original format. It’s a good representation of my early work in UX and with freelance clients.
Luminex technical writing
Here are some Software Upgrade Instructions and Uninstall Instructions that I wrote during my time as a technical writer at Luminex Corporation, a bio-technology company. I chose short documents to keep it simple, but if you’d like to read some longer user manuals (or are having trouble sleeping), let me know and I’ll send one…
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