I believe in bringing creativity to all facets of life.

My expertise is in technical communication, digital illustration, multimedia design, and photography. I am interested in language, literature, UX design, and the next big social media trend.

I strive to live life to the fullest every day, as a writer, artist, photographer, and designer.

About Me

Writing

I write accurate and concise documents in a timely fashion as a technical writer.

 
Illustrator & Photoshop

I have put in countless hours and mastered the tedious business of editing curves in vector drawings. As an avid photographer, I spend plenty of time adjusting levels.

 
Blogging

I maintain active blogs using multiple social media platforms.

 
Proofreading & Editing

I proof and edit copy to remove spelling and grammatical errors, improve clarity and consistency, and ensure factual accuracy, and I mentor new writers on my team.

 
Social Media

I create online content such as photographs, illustrations, logos, and personal branding. 

 
Single-Source

I create print and online help using my XML documentation skills in MadCap Flare.

Skills

Education

  • Completed a twenty-credit single-major degree in English Literature through part-time studies

  • Received The Trent University Scholarship and was placed on the Dean's Honour Roll

  • Achieved a 3.7 GPA

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours, English Literature

Trent University

2001 - 2010

  • Studied principles of art and design as well as computer programming

  • Developed extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Multimedia Design

Durham College

2006 - 2008

Experience

  • Responsible for creating end user documentation for human capital management software within an agile environment

  • Liaise with developers, subject matter experts, and other professionals in order to produce clear, coherent documentation within, and often ahead of, prescribed timelines

  • Deliver single-sourced content in both print and online formats, optimized for each output

  • Follow department style guidelines to ensure consistency of tone and voice throughout the lifecycle of all documents under my care

  • Expertise using MadCap Flare, SnagIt, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat 

Senior Technical Writer

Ceridian Dayforce

2011 - Current

  • Design websites and blogs for businesses and individuals

  • Create print layouts for advertising, marketing and corporate communications 

  • Provide original illustrations and photographs for client use 

  • Produce engaging written content and ensure the validity of facts and claims within, or edit provided copy for factual integrity and grammatical style 

  • Generate active lifestyle content for social media platforms

Designer, Copywriter, Illustrator, and Blogger

AmandaTamane.com

2004 - Current

  • Attended math and science lectures and summarized relevant information into point form notes for students unable to do so because of disabilities 

  • Maintained an accurate record of interactions and discussions that took place in the classroom, including questions asked and fielded 

  • Provided electronic copies of notes to students in a timely manner

Hunt Personnel

2010 - 2011

Computerized Note Taker  
  • Created in-house advertisements and promotions 

  • Designed and implemented in-house training manuals and materials for new and existing employees and subcontractors 

  • Maintained inventory, payroll, cash sales and scheduling

Salon Micca

2009 - 2010

Training Coordinator
Office Administrator

The Newhouses Group Services Inc.

1997 - 2009

  • Designed, laid out and performed research to provide copy for quarterly newsletters 

  • Created and maintained digital archive scans and database of physical files that were no longer required to be hosted on site 

  • Prepared personal income tax returns and provided bookkeeping services 

  • Greeted clients, answered phone calls and oversaw communications and mailings 

  • Provided day to day management of the office including scheduling work for staff, troubleshooting computer problems for clients, and purchasing office supplies

© 2017 by Amanda Tamane