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Edward P. Costello

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Dec 4, 1990, 1:25:36 AM12/4/90
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Hi there...
I'm currently a graduate student in the Professional and Technical
writing program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
I'm mainly looking for employment in the Pittsburgh area for the spring
semester. I'm also looking for employment after graduation in May.
I'm experienced in publishing on the Macintosh as well as on Unix (troff)
and IBM (BookMaster, DCF) systems. My primary interest is in creating
documentation for computer systems that will work well in online
and paper formats.

My resume follows.
Thanks!

Ed Costello

PS: I am currently interning with IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY.
I can be reached at home at (914) 297-9347 until January 4 when
I return to Pittsburgh.

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Edward P. Costello

1455 Wightman
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-2650
ec...@andrew.cmu.edu
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Education
Carnegie Mellon University
M.A. Professional Writing, May 1991.

Allegheny College
B.A. English; Minor: Computer Science, May 1989.

Experience
Information Developer, Data Systems Division, IBM Corp.
Revised a command reference manual and developed a small
reference booklet for an MVS system product. June 1990 -
January 1991.
Research Assistant, ENFI Study, Center for Educational
Computing in English, Carnegie Mellon. Assisted in a study
of how people use criticism in writing. Set up subjects
for think-aloud protocols and face-to-face criticism
sessions. March -May 1990.

Manager, Communications Design Center, Carnegie Mellon
University. Managed a local area network of Apple and IBM
personal computers and helped students to use the resources
available through the local and campus networks. January -
May 1990.
Writer, Field Robotics Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
Planned and wrote a marketing pamphlet for an research
affiliates program. September -November 1989.

Writer, Materials Characterization Center, Mellon Institute.
Created and revised marketing brochures and assisted in the
planning for a conference. June -August 1989.

Writer, Office of Residence Life, Allegheny College. Helped
to design and create posters and pamphlets using an Apple
Macintosh. January -June 1989.
Manager, Morrison's Custom Management, Allegheny College.
Supervised a staff of fifteen student and full-time employees
in the production of meals in a campus dining hall. Helped
manage a catering staff for special events. September 1985 -
January 1989.

Editor, Allegheny College Campus newspaper. Edited
editorial and entertainment sections of the weekly student
paper. Member of editorial board for three trimesters.
Helped develop use of computers and desktop publishing to
edit and layout the paper. September 1987 -January 1989.
Computer Skills
Extensive programming experience in Pascal on Unix systems.
Knowledgeable in C, FORTRAN, Prolog, and Rexx. Experienced
in the following operating environments: Apple Macintosh,
MS-DOS, IBM CMS, AT&T and Berkeley versions of Unix
environments.

Affiliations
Member of the Society for Technical Communication (1989) and
of the Association for Computing Machinery (1988).

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