Web Development and Consulting

I was an acquisitions editor for a medical publishing company in the 1990s. About half way through that decade, the World Wide Web became a visual environment for sharing information and people started getting computers with modems.

When I first saw a simple web page, the first thing that flashed through my head was that a person -- by herself -- could become a publisher with a global reach. I taught myself basic coding and got a graphic design degree. I've been wrapped up in both the technical and cultural aspects of the Web ever since.

Consulting

Since I've been working in the Web from the very beginning, I have the advantage of a long view. I've lived every trend, boom, and bust. I've acted as an on-site consultant for different organizations and even run two consulting businesses. In my experience, it's hard to put the consulting needs of an organization (or even an individual) into a catagory. The needs tend to be more of a continuum that includes consulting on:

  • Management (of people, time, money, and sanity)
  • Outreach
  • Design
  • Usability
  • Editorial work process
  • Technology

I listen to a client and, together, we decide what he or she needs. It might mean I sit with a person and teach them how to run a piece of software. It might mean that I create or update documentation. It might mean that I do all of the maintenence of a website with minimal oversight from someone at the organization. It might even mean that I take a pile of papers and brochures home and make a website out of them.

Websites that I have recently worked on are:

Large websites that I have worked on as a full-time manager are aarp.org and kaboom.org. For references and a full CV, please contact me directly.

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