In articles and communications, I’ve written about medical technology, engineering, information technology (IT), and other technical areas.
In help documentation and technical writing, I have written very clear, understandable instructions explaining actions, such as how to use Drupal and light HTML to make blog and website posts and updates for a laboratory’s communications department.
Here’s a technical blog I did for the University of Utah Water Center about one environmental engineer’s work in water analysis and water safety.
Before starting my writing business, I spent nearly three years as a communications strategist at a 4,000-employee diagnostic laboratory that is a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah, co-managing a blog and writing for an annual digital magazine covering laboratory automation, robotics, other healthcare technology stories; and human stories in health and science. Below are a few samples:
This article is about a machine/robot called the Data Matrix Scanner, created by the lab’s in-house engineering department to automate high-volume testing of cholesterol particles.
Microbiology’s delicate processes were difficult to automate—but that’s changing.
This article rounds up several technologies innovated by employees. For instance, Pipette-to-Light illuminates one well in a 96-well plate, allowing a technologist to correctly introduce microorganisms into cultures where they can grow and reproduce. It can be used for tests including Lyme disease and other infectious conditions.
I wrote about a hand-held device for testing prostate cancer in the field, for Mechanical Engineering magazine, the membership publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It’s available to members.