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I grew up many years ago "down south" and got involved with computers, business, and writing about the same time.

Many hours of volunteer work, hours spent being mentored by people I'm grateful to who saw potential in me.

I am often online and have a wide ranging set of hobbies from camping, being outdoors, to working with literacy and community service agencies.

I have always been a independent person who can work alongside others, but prefers when possible to work alone. Having lived and traveled overseas for work, I really enjoy travel as well.

Here is my website for more information:

www.tekbiz.weebly.com

Profile Summary:
Technical Writing Honolulu, HI
Small Business Consulting Honolulu, HI
Wide Ranging IT Generalist Honolulu, HI
Journalist Multimedia Tech Honolulu, HI
Education & Training Honolulu, HI
Grant Writing Honolulu, HI
More About Me
books,camping, computers,conversation, hiking, online, photography,reading,travel,
Work Experience:
Employment History

Company Name: AZTECH Technical & Business Services – later renamed Solomon Technical & Business Services

Position Title: Small Business Consultant/Document Designer
Position Level: Senior Manager

Specializations: Advertising Client Servicing/Media Planning, Daily Business Management and (as needed) limited computer support

Industry: Consulting (Business & Management)

Employees: 15 Employ Dates: June 1984-Current
Location: Home-based U.S. business
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Work Description

Created and sold to various sized small business clients custom business support plans. Requested services varied according to specific client needs and work environments.

Most often, requested services would free up owner/manager from typical office administration tasks or would involve client representation to outsiders especially media interests and/or civic groups.

Typical client sizes tended to range from 30 employees to around 250 employees spread out over the U.S.

Clients would typically meet with me and after one or perhaps several on-site evaluations, offered services would be discussed and chosen from a "buffet style" plan depending on their unique needs.

Extended Support Plan pricing varied and services could be even further expanded as the client's operations grew.

Other skills also.. if you have specific needs, please ask...
Education:
Highest Education

Level: Bachelor's Degree
Fields of Study: Mass Communication, Speech, Pre-Law
Major: Technical Writing (Computer Documentation)
Institute / University: University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)
Location: United States Graduation Date: Dec 2004

Second Highest Education

Level: Associate of Arts (AA) Degree
Field of Study: Mass Communications
(Self-study: computer hardware/networking)

Major: Journalism (emphasis Broadcast)
(Self-study: online document design)
Institute / University: National Park Community College
Location: Hot Springs, AR United States Graduation Date: June 1984

Other education consists of self-study and some certifications.
Organizations / Affilations:
Many affiliations - please ask!
Carleton Smith is located in Honolulu, HI and has the following skills: Technical Writing, Small Business Consulting, Wide Ranging IT Generalist, Journalist Multimedia Tech, Education & Training, Grant Writing
Consulting, Computers / IT, Writing / Journalism, Education
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My Skills

Technical Writing

Category: Computers / IT
Description
I take highly complex information (both visual and text) and customize it for different audiences (Sales/Marketing, IT/Engineering, Front/Corporate Office, Stock/Stakeholders, etc..).

I also give corporate speeches, provide skills seminars, one-on-one mentoring along with Media and Multimedia Support.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 22

Small Business Consulting

Category: Consulting
Description
Working with small business firms from (10) to (250)employees, normally I meet a prospective new client, do a basic walk through of his facility, talk to his employees, create a basic needs analysis and action plan.

Have led small teams and employee collaboration efforts. Have helped more efficiently organize office paperwork flow and as needed, provided media support and contact on behalf of my clients.

I have lived/worked overseas primarily in SE Asia for over (22) years working in many different fields at various times mainly on short-term contracts.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 22

Wide Ranging IT Generalist

Category: Computers / IT
Description
My computer skills initially began as a hobby before the internet and have grown over time as technology has evolved, becoming more sophisticated and multi-purpose.

I find not only computers but technology overall to be fascinating, challenging and above all without finite limits.

The most fascinating area for me is the interaction (and possible dual connection) of human and machine.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 22

Journalist Multimedia Tech

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
Accurate, reliable, and timely information regardless of format is absolutely essential but of no use until in a clearly defined, quickly scanned format since few people today truly have time for "real reading" much less the "pleasure reading" of a good book or novel.

As a journalist, my job is to ask questions my readers want to know about how this or that event impacts them (and often their wallets or their voting) and the world around them.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 22

Education & Training

Category: Education
Description
Education and Training.. today, one has to stay constantly updated and well-trained on not only the latest technology, but also as English becomes more firmly established as the world's language of business and internet commerce, there is a massive need to become fluent in English like never before.

Most of my life, I've spent in Education or Training in some form.

Whether training another, overseeing several new hires, retraining long-term employees, creating training materials, or updating old curriculum to make it more "internet friendly" the need for ongoing education and more efficient faster education training methods/delivery continues...

I also have taught English as a Second Language overseas and teach Business English upon demand to non-native English speakers.

How can I help you?
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 22

Grant Writing

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
Grants! Say grants and people come running! "Free money", wow! Now I can do this and that or my money worries are over.

But grants can be highly technical, quite exacting, and above all time consuming to write. Even "web based" applications don't always save time and all it takes is one small turn of a phrase wrongly, one missing or inaccurate attachment, or even one file sent in a non-acceptable format and poof! It's all over...

But if done right, completed accurately, and all the required information is there then...

Now I can do that research project, now I can look into that lab study, or whatever can hopefully benefit others and society.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a AA Degree in Print/Broadcast Journalism, a BAS Degree in Technical Writing with double minors in Speech Communication and Pre-Law. Dale Carnegie Professional Development Courses (persuasion, sales, marketing, human relationships)
Years Experience: 10