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TR Newcomb

Content Developer / Technical Writer / Trainer / Japanese SQA Engineer

Email: TR Newcomb

SUMMARY
Performed content development, technical writing, training, editing, blogging, knowledgebase management, RightNow administration, black-box software testing, internationalization/localization, Japanese/English translation/interpretation, software testing, leading of software test teams, technical writing/editing. Wrote scripts and programs in Perl, AppleScript and C++, performed UNIX system/network administration, testing on Windows, Macintosh, UNIX platforms. Communicated in Japanese with vendors and clients.

SELECTED BACKGROUND & QUALIFICATIONS
Languages
Japanese; Perl; AppleScript; UNIX shell scripting; C++
Operating Systems
Windows 95-Vista; Macintosh 7.1-10.5; Red Hat 7.3; Solaris 8/SunOS 5.6; PalmOS 3.3-4.1
Software Packages
Adobe Acrobat, FrameMaker, Camtasia, Creative Suite 1-3; Microsoft Office, Project, Visio; eHelp RoboHelp Office;
Filemaker Pro; Mathemaestetics Resorcerer; Metrowerks CodeWarrior
Miscellaneous
Network configuration/administration- wired/wireless
Web site design & administration: http://gankomon.tripod.com

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1) Developed standard format for knowledge base articles and training materials for Logitech Support. Generated and delivered training on tools and products for support staff in English and Japanese. Developed processes for managing KB-related aspects of RightNow.
2) Translated Efficient Networks' Macintosh product into Japanese.
Verified that it correlated to the Windows product.
Performed manual testing, imaged and maintained test equipment and liased with development team members to release products on time and quality-approved.
3) Led the Japanese SQA team for the m500/m505 product.
Responsible for ensuring the Japanese device and desktop products were released on schedule.
Tracked the bugs, managed the Japan-based test team, liaised with Localization Engineering and represented the SQA team in project meetings.
Translated bugs filed in Japanese to English, and communicated in Japanese with my team.

ESL Instructor1997-1999
WORK EXPERIENCE
COMPANY POSITION YEARS
Logitech, Inc Content Developer 2005-present
Authenex. Inc. Senior SQA Engineer / Technical Support Lead 2003-2005
Efficient Networks, Inc Contract SQA Engineer 2003
Kelly Educational Staffing Subsitute Teacher 2002-2003
Silicon Valley ECS 2002-2003
Palm Computing Contract Japanese SQA Lead Engineer 2000-2001
Apple Computer Contract Japanese SQA Engineer 2000
Adobe Systems Contract Japanese SQA Engineer 1999
Pay-e Inc. Technical Writer 1999
Marriott Corporation Front Desk Clerk / Night Auditor
SSC English Academy ESL Instructor (Japan) 1993-1996
TCLC ESL Instructor (Japan) 1992-1993


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
*UNIX System/Network Administration Certification, Foothill College (In Progress)
*M.A. Master of Arts, San Jose State University
*B.A. Bachelor of Arts, CSU Fresno (2 years undergraduate in I.T., Electricity/Electronics)
*Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist
*California 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit

REFERENCES
Full resume and references available upon request
Please Email Me for more information.





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