writeituseit logoCARRIE BLAUSTEIN
INSTRUCTIONAL WRITING AND DESIGN
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Word Excel PowerPoint Access Publisher Visio ExpressionWeb
Dreamweaver Photoshop Illustrator Premiere Acrobat Flash InDesign
Captivate Articulate End Note SAS SPSS ClassScheduler MovieMaker
XHTML/HTML CSS JavaScript Actionscript PHP VBA SQL

EXPERIENCE

Research Support Specialist 10/2008 - Present
University of South Florida Upward Bound Program, Tampa FL
  • Plan, coordinate, research, develop, write, revise, and secure funding for the competitive federal renewal application through grants.gov, as well as prepare supplemental funding proposals.
  • Employ VBA macros, SQL, protections, formulas, and calculations to develop databases, spreadsheets, formative and summative reports, and correspondence for students, staff, governmental agencies, and the community, including verifying and submitting the annual performance report.
  • Document and evaluate policies, procedures, plans, satisfaction surveys, and activities of program.
  • Design, implement, and maintain program website, application forms, social networks, manuals, training guides, web design course curriculum, and marketing materials.
  • Develop and maintain intake and verification database to automate the application process, ensure completeness, validate eligibility, and enable impartial evaluation of student applicants.
Analyst (Consultant) 7/2008 - 12/2008
SmartRevenue, Tampa, FL
  • Prepared data for analysis by labeling it and importing it from Excel into SPSS and cleaning data.
  • Analyzed data by creating variables and running frequencies, cross tabs, and other SPSS features.
  • Used Excel and PowerPoint to produce client presentations that include charts, tables, and graphs. Methods include sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, and using macros.
Scientific Editor -5/2005 - 5/2008
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Compiled, wrote, formatted, and edited manuscripts, presentations, reports, and correspondence.
  • Coordinated multiple grant applications and monitored multi-million dollar grants.
  • Researched, entered, calculated, graphed, and formatted numerical and textual data.
  • Designed, created, and maintained patent and reference databases with thousands of records.
  • Read, deciphered, and assisted with filing patent applications and correspondence.
  • Evaluated, installed, and repaired software and hardware.
Technical Writer - 9/2004 - 5/2005
University of Central Florida Public Safety Technology Center, Orlando, FL
  • Created and managed online and print documentation for an IT development group.
  • Applied style and usability standards to plan, write, design, edit, and implement documentation.
  • Used Word, Excel, Visio, and FastHelp to produce online help files, IT manuals, and specifications.
  • Interviewed developers and interacted with clients to accurately document procedures.
EDUCATION
  • Graduate Certificate - Instructional Technology: Web Design 2011 University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Master of Arts -Technical Communication 2005 University of Central Florida, Orlando
    Honors: Graduate assistantships, Orlando STC Melissa Pellegrin Scholarship, GPA 3.97
  • Thesis: "Only Screen Deep? Evaluating Aesthetics, Usability, and Satisfaction in Informational Websites"
  • Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary Studies- Computer Science, Statistics, and Environmental Studies 2003 University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • Honors: National Merit Scholar, Provost Scholar, Honors Program, President’s and Dean’s Lists, Florida Academic Scholar, UCF Environmental Society Vice President, Gender Gazette Editor, GPA 3.65
AFFILIATIONS
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • Association of Educational Communication and Technologies
  • Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (FAEOPP)
  • Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP)

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