As a former Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing at a mid-size community hospital in New England, I have extensive experience writing all manner of materials and content for physicians, hospitals, and clinical service lines ranging from women's health to gastroenterology. I write niche content for revenue cycle management, medical collections and elder care in a voice and style appropriate for the client. Whether developing website, blog, whitepaper or patient education materials, the goal is to always make the content engaging and easily understood by the reader.
I've been writing for over five years, both as a personal means of expression, as well as contracted freelance work. Over that time, I have completed numerous short stories, penned articles for social media and satire blogs and websites, and have written and edited chapters for various authors. Within fiction, which is my main area of focus, I write intense, emotional scenes to great effect, as well as dark humour. I write literary fiction and sci-fi, for the most part, but I also have experience in romance and erotica. Other creative work has included satire, emotional wellness blogging, social media how-to columns, and well-researched, informative articles on a vast range of topics. I am fortunate to have the opportunity this year to study an honours degree in Creative Writing through Wits University, during which I hope to perfect my writing style, as well as gain experience from interaction with and feedback from experts in the South African writing community. In addition to my own creative work, I am skilled at recognising and differentiating good writing from bad. I will utilise these skills to edit, critique and provide expert recommendations to ensure your work meets the high standards required for unqualified success. Within the corporate field, I write engaging copy for businesses and entrepreneurs, which provides information and guidelines, while maintaining the reader's interest and keeping them entertained when appropriate. Over the course of an honors degree in Psychology - including experience with group therapy and trauma counselling - I have gained great insight and perspective into human nature. This is a major strength in my writing. I write realistic characters and bring clarity and insight into stories, whether fiction or non-fiction. Overall, I'll produce work which is of a very high quality, in terms of writing style and content. Thanks for reading!
I'm interested in all aspects of antenna design and integration from conception to testing of the installed product, including antenna measurement system design and implementation, hardware integration, and development of test, measurement, and analysis software. I have over 25 years of corporate experience in electromagnetic theory and design including field theory, and antenna and RF design. My technical background includes o Ten years experience in electromagnetic modeling and development using FEKO o Proficient developing electromagnetic aircraft models using CAD tools such as FEMAP and CADFEKO o Hardware design, fabrication, test, implementation and integration of antennas o RF signal processing, FFT analysis, RWR AOA error analysis RF compatibility studies as well as the development of coupling and RF cosite compatibility analysis tools o Link margin analysis and studies between air and ground stations o Shielding effectiveness and lightning effects analysis and modeling o Coupling and multipath measurements, studies, and analysis o Design, development, and integration of automated RF and antenna test systems including positioner control, and multi-channel data acquisition using PNA analyzers o Proficient in the development of data acquisition and analysis software using Visual Studio.net Applications have included o Large aircraft antenna, and RF component system integration o Antenna and radome design and modeling o FEKO analysis including aircraft CAD model development, employment of various modeling techniques, and consulting/ mentoring o Cosite analysis including the compatibility between systems on a platform, knowledge of the techniques to minimize system-to-system interference, and consulting/ mentoring o Developing specifications, statement of work, and managing the technical aspects for subcontracted component suppliers o Application and testing with basic passive microwave components including but not limited to antennas, transmission lines, filters, isolators, and switches o Application and testing with active microwave components; primarily amplifiers, receivers and transmitters o Design, fabrication, testing and integration of military antenna systems and RF components o Antenna performance improvement by designing, testing, recommending and implementing solutions Since leaving the corporate world, I have enjoyed programing and other analytical challenges in other areas of application including electronic design, education, and finance.
I began working as a programmer 6 years ago as an office employee for foreign and local companies and moved to freelancing here on oDesk two years ago. I have 4 years experience in salesforce, having created appexchange packages, custom apps, and org customizations, with broad use of apex and visualforce, as well as css styling and js/jquery.
I am a creative, highly-qualified marketing executive with 18 years of distinguished performance, a broad-based background and an exceptional work ethic. On oDesk I have consistently secured 5-star feedback (only two exceptions out of 30 jobs!) and I own the highest possible score on the oDesk Internet Marketing test. In short, if you choose to work with me, you can expect three things: (1) You can expect my 100% attention (2) You can expect clear communication. (3) You can expect that the work will be done quickly, while I adhere to the highest professional standards. My speciality is helping business owners with their marketing efforts with an emphasis on promotional materials, direct mail, email, and online content. Here are a few of the things I can assist with: - Strategic Marketing Plan - Direct Mail (letters, post cards or emails) - Promotional materials (flyers, posters, brochures, booklets or catalogs) - Copy-writing or editing - Web writing, including landing pages, squeeze pages, and home page text - Content research and creation - Presentations - Email campaigns using tools such as Constant Contact or MailChimp - Blogging on platforms such as WordPress or Blogger - Online Account Set-up: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube - Facebook Advertising - Google AdWords - Google Analytics - Finding and supervising talented graphic designers - Training on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Word Press or Blogger My degrees are in Marketing Administration (Masters from NYU) and Communications (Bachelors from CUNY). I you choose to work with me, your marketing needs will be handled with focus, care and precision.
Seasoned Business Analyst, Business Analysis Trainer/Mentor and Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients (of varied size and industries). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the India, U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia. Experience of training in Business Analysis and CBAP preparation across individual or small batches from the US, UK. Also have experience of training large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. Proud to be Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and happy to be ODesk endorsed as Top Rated Consultant. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.
FileMaker Developer with over 10 years experience designing, modifying, and upgrading databases in FileMaker Pro versions 7-13 for use in a variety of industries including but not limited to publishing, marketing, marine management, and aircraft repair. Experience working in large, complicated databases, including legacy systems. Detail-oriented and big picture-focused. My FileMaker development skills include scripting, custom functions, report writing, and layout design. I use a clean aesthetic in my development, so layouts are easy to use and look at. I enjoy developing systems that users are happy to work with, and I do that by focusing on how my clients work and what their needs are.
Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch