2011 - present
Create back-of-the-book indexes for technical and scholarly books.
Technical and Business Writer and Editor
2001 - present
Write and edit technical manuals, articles and other documents for
professionals in the environmental sciences and land-use planning fields.
Software Analyst and Technical Writer
1968 - 1976;
1978 - 1992;
1995 - 2001
Designed, implemented and supported information systems to
support business users in the financial services, manufacturing
and human resources fields. Wrote documentation for both technical
and business users, including feasibility studies, design
specifications and user manuals.
Citizen Advocate on Transportation Issues
1998 - present
Develop plans and advocate for improved bicycle, pedestrian
and rail transportation infrastructure on local, regional and
national levels. Chaired local Bicycle and Pedestrian
Advisory Committee (2000 - 2001)
and prepared annual reports to city council.
Freelance Technical Writer and Editor
1993 - 1994
Wrote and edited software manuals, articles and reports.
Board Member of Non-Profit Organizations
1992 - 1998;
2002 - 2003
Served as board secretary for Ben Lomond Quaker Retreat Center
and for San Francisco chapter of the National Association of
Professional Organizers. For Quaker Center, rewrote employee
handbook / policy manual, and wrote long-term plan.
Crisis Line Counselor and Trainer
1986 - 1994
Developed training and evaluation materials on empathic listening
techniques, domestic violence issues, anger management
and suicide prevention methods.
University of Colorado,
Bachelor of Science in Journalism; minor in Mathematics
Portland State University,
Post-graduate studies in Urban and Transportation Planning.
National Association of Professional Organizers
Conferences and workshops on organizing skills: space planning,
working with persons with Attention Deficit Disorder and other
chronically disorganized persons, dealing with emotional blocks
to organizing, and related topics.
American Society for Indexing
Self-study course in indexing.