I believe what distinguishes a good Web developer from a great Web developer is a person’s ability to communicate. Many times I’ve heard clients talk about how hard it is to work with “techy” people. Being technically competent or oriented doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to write and speak effectively too. Even though I am searching for Web development work, I still want to share writing samples from past jobs. I hope these help demonstrate my ability to communicate clearly and effectively. (I haven’t done any tagging or metadata in these PDF files.)

blog article thumbText for blog post about using effective subject lines in email messages (Intranet blog, no URL available)

OIA Connection (2012, September). Did I Get Your Attention?


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Guidance document describing how to add metadata to properties for Office files and PDF files



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Guidance document describing file naming conventions for Web files and SharePoint files and libraries


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PowerPoint Presentation: OIA Connection Blog Introduction for OIA Executive Team

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Two page Fact Sheet feature for the OIA Connection blog


thumbnail news article sample1993 Deseret News Article about small business guides and resources

Calder, Paula (1993, March 28). Guides help firms plan for success. The Deseret News, pp. M1, M2



The following list has links to marketing materials and print ads produced in the days before all of the wonderful online tools we rely on now. There are also additional technical writing samples below.