Steven P. Kennedy
2025 Euclid Avenue #3
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
E-mail
Cell (650) 274-2709

 
OBJECTIVE: To be a: Home Solar Consultant / Telecom Technician / Writer / Film Maker

EXPERIENCE:
 

Technical Writer
Transoptic Solar
2010
Wrote 6 page Solar Thermal brochure for customers interested in solar hot water. Directed placement of photos and diagrams.
 

 Using a logger's tool called a "peavey"
 
Contract Writer/Documenter/ Proofreader
Symbol Technologies, VARs Inc. and Eloquent Software
1997-2000
Wrote a Start Here Guide, for Symbol, enabling VARs to create a development platform for client/server systems using Spectrum24 wireless LAN terminals. Wrote a Users Guide, for VARs Inc., to be used as a reference manual for system administrators and as a text book to train fab workers to use an image archiving system. Proofed transcripts, for Eloquent, against audio recordings of seminar presentations.
 
Computer Sales
Fry's, Wards,
& Price Club
1992-1997
Sold software, Sony Play Station games, books and music CD's. Also worked in computer sales, components, accessories and RTV (Return To Vendor) departments. Used hands-on work experience to sell telephone wire, lineman's tools, oscilloscopes and electrical meters. Wrote training materials for Fry's components department sales associates.
 
LAN Installer
CWA & IBEW.
1990-2003
Installed 10 Base T point to point LANs. Ran twisted pair copper wire for voice, data, and LAN PDS (premisis distribution systems). Supplemented job training with night classes.
 
Electronics Tech
Modern Office
1985-1990
Repaired Konica Royal photocopiers. Used knowledge of electronics to troubleshoot to circuit board level, replace defective parts, adjust, test, and perform PM's. Developed sales skills while selling maintenance contracts and supplies.
 
 
Technical Editor
Microwave News
1984
 
Proof read typeset copy against manuscripts written by microwave engineers. Wrote several monthly columns and the sidebars for supplementary articles on ferrite devices. Participated in STC activities.
 
Skills Software Hardware
Grant WritingMicrosoft WordOscilloscope and Volt-Ohm Meter
EditingWord PerfectSignal Generator and 4 Pair Tester
IndexingFrameMakerHP Scalar Network Analyzer
Interviewing
 
Web site designTone Generator/Detector
PROFESSIONAL
TRAINING:
Various STC seminars on writing and editing.
Printing Techniques and Writing for Public Relations.
Cisco Networking.
Microsoft Front Page.
EDUCATION &
COURSEWORK:
BA English California State University, Stanislaus Certificate
C.E.T.ís MMIC Microwave Technician Class
Data Communications, BASIC, Konica Copier School
AFFILIATIONS:The Vegetation Management Video Project Committee
Producer of "The Cannonball Express" http://www.canonbal.org

To be a: Home Solar Consultant / Telecom Technician / Writer / Film Maker