We are thrilled to welcome Wendy Hurst, Christine Christensen, and Patrick Green to our annual employment panel this Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm EDT. These three documentation managers will share their experiences and answer your questions about technical communication jobs and the hiring process.
Come prepared with your questions and get ready to hear stories from the ground floor of the hiring process. This panel will not only benefit early-career technical communicators but those with experience as well. It’s always a good idea to sharpen your interviewing skills, you never know what the future holds.
Visit the Employment Panel event page for details on how to RSVP and pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details.
Manager, Documentation and Client Communications
Wendy Hurst has over 30 years of experience in both the Documentation and Marketing areas for Sagent – a leading financial services software company. Wendy and her team of technical writers and other communications professionals are responsible for authoring documentation and release notes for a suite of software solutions that automate the full spectrum of loan servicing tasks for lenders throughout the country. Under her leadership, the company moved to publishing documentation over a secure website and developed screen-level help by integrating documentation with their flagship loan servicing product. Recently her team adopted MadCap AMS to streamline the content development lifecycle and improve the user experience by publishing documentation to an easy-to-use HTML5 output. Wendy is a graduate of Valparaiso University and holds a BA in English and French.
Documentation Manager at Cityworks, a Trimble Company
Christine Christensen is the Documentation Manager at Cityworks, the leading provider of GIS-centric asset management and permitting software solutions for local government agencies and utilities. She has worked in the tech comm field for eleven years and has a master’s degree in technical communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State University. She is a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) and currently serves as the president of the STC Rochester chapter and the co-facilitator for the Women in Tech Comm SIG. She lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two dogs.
Technical Documentation Manager at Lockheed Martin
Patrick Green is a Lockheed Martin (LM) Technical Publications Manager who works at the Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS) facility to provide high-quality technical publications for the products developed at this site. Patrick moved to Orlando in 2014 when he started as the Technical Publications Manager and now oversees a team of 20 writers who develop a variety of publications. Before this, he worked at the LM RMS facility in Syracuse, NY as a Logistics Project Manager where he was responsible for all logistics products for various ground-based radar systems. In addition to these two positions, Patrick has been a technical writer and customer trainer while at LM. Patrick is also a retired Marine with over 21 years of service. Patrick is a graduate of Columbia College and holds a BS in Business Administration and Human Resource Management.