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Shari Lewis, Web Producer

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OBJECTIVE To secure a position as a Web Producer / Content Manager that takes advantage of my html development skills, graphic skills, web management experience and documentation background.

EXPERIENCE 1/2001 - present NARAL, Washington, DC

Webmaster/Project Manager
I am currently consulting with NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) on the management and strategy of their two websites, and During this time I have performed the following:
  • Balanced the needs and priorities of many different departments
  • Managed the building of
  • HTML (and Javascript) daily and weekly updates to both and
  • Attended strategy meetings and provided feedback on how the websites could be optimally used.
  • Coordinate with vendors on site updates and programming fixes on both sites, reviewed web vendor bills.
  • Developed process for approving and posting content to the websites.
  • Wrote and distributed guidelines for writing web friendly documents.
  • Edit and create copy for websites.
  • Create graphics.
  • Researched and maintained "Reproductive Rights in the Headlines" section.

9/1999 - 1/2001 Commerce One, Arlington, VA

Webmaster/Project Manager/Client Manager
My job titles were: Functional Lead / Business Consultant, which involved:
  • Leading discovery phase for new web sites and upgrades,
  • coordinating and scheduling the resources for site builds, fixes and updates,
  • writing documentation for building and upgrading web sites and
  • performing day to day content strategy and management of several sites, which included:
    • designing and creating new forms,
    • testing and uploading realaudio files
    • formatting and posting documents,
    • editing photos,
    • converting documents to .pdfs,
    • creating simple graphics,
    • converting graphics from .xls to .gifs,
    • posting information in table form,
    • managing email lists,
    • adding items to online stores.
I managed the following client websites:
I managed the construction of:

4/1997 - 9/1999 KBM Group, Inc, Silver Spring, MD

Technical Writer/Web Manager/Admin
I worked on site at the Headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), in the Information Services Division, Software Management Branch (SMB) in the following capacities:
  • Technical Writing
    My primary activity fom April 1998 was writing user's manuals and quick reference guides for new software programs, working closely with users and developers of varying levels of proficiency in English. I was also responsible for collecting entries and editing the SMB segment of the Weekly Activity Report (WAR) to the Undersecretary, and wrote the guidelines for submitting a WAR entry that are referenced by all SMB employees.
  • Web Design, Web Documentation:
    In addition to being responsible for posting all software documentation to the ATF Intraweb in HTML and .pdf formats, I designed the SMB intraweb page and and maintained it as needed.
  • Administrative and Human Resources Support
    My responsibilities to the KBM Group also involved administrative and human resource duties for our on site employees, such as collecting and proofreading timesheets and expense reports. I guided new employees through ATF procedures, submit their security clearance paperwork and create new forms as needed.
  • Awards:
    KBM Group Employee of the Quarter: December 1997
    ATF Software Management Branch Outstanding Service Award: July 1998
    KBM Group Employee of the Quarter: December 1997
    ATF Software Management Branch Outstanding Service Award: July 1998

Intermediate HTML training
Westlake Internet
Arlington, VA

MFA Acting
Northern Illinois
Dekalb, IL

1987 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
BS Theatre Arts

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 1/1998 - Present Member of Society for Technical Communication

SKILLSHTML and Javascript programming Graphics (Adobe Photoshop, PaintshopPro) User Documentation Development of Web Architectures

REFERENCES Julie Piscitelli Former NARAL Communications Director
Phone Number: 202.293.5596
Email Address:

Nan Dawkins Commerce One Client Manager
Phone Number: 703.248.7152
Email Address:

Melissa Wyers Craver Matthews Smith Online Marketing
Phone Number: 703.258.0000)
Email Address:

Mary Zacharias Society of the Little Flower  Web Manager
Phone Number: 630.968.9400
Email Address:

Shirley Sexton Commerce One Manager, Public Action Practice
Phone Number: 703.248.7000
Email Address:

-ColdFusion Studio
-Adobe Photoshop 5.5
-Paint Shop Pro
-Microsoft Access
-Microsoft Word
-Microsoft Excel
-Adobe Acrobat

I have beeen a judge for the Society of Technical Communicators' Annual Competition in the Technical Art category since 1998

I designed and built my website for Designs by Shari L. Lewis, which displays handmade jewelry and boxes.