Resume

Michael Wengal

OVERVIEW

A versatile writing and editing professional with more than a decade of web and print experience, spanning a wide range of disciplines and industries.


SKILL SETS
  • Writing – disciplines include procedure mapping, online guidance, sales, marketing, magazine, news, and internal communications.
  • Editing – techniques include light and heavy edits; finding errors in logic, consistency and word usage; converting static documentation into interactive web content (webinization).
  • Researching – combining online research techniques with my historical methodology training.
  • Managing Knowledge – obtaining information, organizing and reapplying it.
  • Building Web Pages – manipulating graphics, source code and content to build or update pages.
  • Brainstorming – developing simple solutions to resolve complex problems.
  • Problem Solving – applying a fresh perspective from my diverse, multi-industry background.

TOOL SETS
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage, Image Composer, and Visio
  • Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Acrobat, RoboHelp, InDesign, InCopy, DreamWeaver and Fireworks
  • CyberLink PowerDirector and WaveEditor
  • WebEx Meeting Center
  • eMailLabs Enterprise
  • Lotus Notes
  • Languages HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

EXPERIENCE
(summary)
  • Technical Writing – generated procedure mapping and user instructions at Monster, Granitar Consulting, Sun Life Financial, and Meditech.
  • Web Writing/Editing – created concise, compelling content at Storage Magazine, Monster, Millipore, Meditech, WalkforOI.org, Granitar, Waters, Fidelity, Donovan Group, Sun Life Financial, and Excelergy.
  • Sales & Marketing – wrote the full range of traditional and online marketing collateral for companies such as Monster, ADS, Waters, SLF, IBT, Excelergy, Granitar, and Meditech.
  • Magazine Production – acquired and copyedited articles, wrote sidebars, and generally supported book production at Storage and BioExecutive International magazines.
  • News Reporting – provided internal and external corporate communications at Granitar, Meditech, WalkForOI.org, Fidelity, Sun Life Financial, IBT, and Waters.

EXPERIENCE
(details)
  • Wordsmith/Webmaster – WalkforOI.org (part time since 2005) Framingham MA
  • Web Content Editor – Millipore (current since August 2010) Bedford MA
  • User Experience Copywriter – Monster.com (2008-2009) Maynard MA
  • Marketing Consultant – Sun Life Financial (2007-2008) Wellesley MA
  • IT Marcom Tech Writer/Analyst – IBT/State Street (2006-2007) Boston MA
  • Managing EditorBioExecutive International Magazine (2006) Westborough MA
  • Marcom Manager – Waters Chromatography (2005) Milford MA
  • Account Enrollment Writer – Fidelity Investments (2004) Marlborough MA
  • CopyeditorStorage Magazine (2004) Needham MA
  • Marketing Writer/Editor – ADS Financial Services (2003) Quincy MA
  • Senior Proposal Writer/Webmaster – Excelergy Software (2001-2002) Lexington MA
  • Communications Specialist – Granitar Consulting (2000-2001) Framingham MA
  • Web Project Manager – The Donovan Group (1999) Northborough MA
  • Senior Marketing Writer/Intranet Producer – Meditech (1990-1999) Framingham MA

EDUCATION
  • Certificate in Internet Technologies – Northeastern University (1998-2003) Dedham MA
  • BA in History (Italian Terrorism) – Merrimack College (1985-1989) North Andover MA
 
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