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Karin Rex

Agent: StudioB, Neil Salkind
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States


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AOL: karexx

Karin Ann Rex

Phone: 215-393-7640
FAX: 215-393-7641

Professional Summary

* Technical writer and technology trainer with more than 17 years of professional experience
on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

* Skilled author and editor with a wide range of writing experience including books, articles,
courseware, training manuals, user guides, reference materials, quick reference guides,
computer-based training modules, job aids, e-learning, and feature articles.

* Proficient and creative e-learning developer/author.

* Engaging instructor/presenter able to provide both online and in-person training.

* Excellent command of basic web page design and implementation.

* Strong graphic arts background including desktop publishing and design.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

ComputerEase, Lansdale, PA (1989 to present), Trainer/Writer/Developer
Provide computer training, consulting, technical writing, project management and e-
learning solutions. Manage a group of per diem trainers and freelance writers. Develop
personal clients, provide technical support, and manage all client relationship activities.

Dun & Bradstreet, NYC, NY (1990-1992) Trainer/Writer/Developer
Provided instructor-led training, writing/editing, and course development.

PTS, King of Prussia, PA (1989-1991) Trainer/Writer/Developer
Provided instructor-led training, writing/editing, and course development.

Maxwell Training Centers, Norristown, PA (1989-1991) Trainer/Developer
Provided instructor-led training.

ComputerWare, Philadelphia, PA (1988-1989) Trainer
Provided instructor-led training.

The Kingswood Group, Ardmore, PA (1984-1988) Typesetting Manager
Managed traditional typesetting and proofreading department. Provided typesetting, layout,
and design services. Introduced and taught desktop publishing. Wrote and designed
corporate communication procedures.

Published Books

The Internet Illuminated
Skillpath Publications, ISBN 1-57294-042-5, 258 pages

Internet Search Techniques
Ziff-Davis Publishing, ISBN 1-57294-042-5, 82 pages

Computers in Clinical Practice
American College of Physicians, ISBN 0-943126-33-9, (chapter contributor)

Published Online Courses

* Element K / Ziff-Davis University / SmartPlanet
* Internet Search Techniques, 4-week course, developed & taught
* Front Page 2000, Level 1, 4-week course, developed & taught
* Front Page 2000, Level 2, 4-week course, developed & taught

Powered Inc. (Barnes & Noble University, Dell University, CodeWarrior U, HP University)
* Quicken Basics, 4-week course, developed & taught
* Building Your First Web Page, 4-week course, developed & taught
* Buying a New PC, 4-week course, developed & taught
* Keeping Your Child Safe in Cyberspace, 4-week course, developed & taught

Other Publications Experience

* Stone Edge Technologies, Technical Writer and Editor (e-commerce manual)

* Sharper Training, Technical Writer and Editor (course development, articles, tips)

* Evolving from Shrinking Violet to Willow Woman, Book Editor

* ICast / Zinezone, Web Content Editor (research, content provider)

*, Contributing Writer (reviews, features)

* Encore Software, Technical Writer and Editor (gaming instructions)

* The Reporter, Freelance Writer (feature articles)

* MacViews, Columnist (monthly publication)

* MacLine, Contributor (quarterly publication)

Experience Overview

Facilitated seminars and courses for corporations, pharmaceutical companies, government
agencies, and small businesses. Conducted hundreds of seminars training thousands of
executives, managers, professionals, and staff members in the use of computers and other
technology-related subjects. Presented nationwide public seminars for Dun & Bradstreet (40-
150 participants daily).

Developed and maintained a long-term business relationship (since 1990) with Merck & Co,
providing training, course development, and training coordination for large-scale software and
operating system migration projects.

Delivered hands-on training in large corporations, such as Aventis/Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Elan
Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Wyeth-Ayerst and many others, including
technical migrations and corporate-specific software. Participated in dozens of software and
hardware rollout projects in the pharmaceutical industry.

Conducted online courses for a global audience (including real-time), in a variety of technical
and non-technical topics for such institutions as Element K, SmartPlanet, ZDUniversity Barnes
& Noble University, HP Learning Ctr., Sony Learning Ctr., Suite101, and c|net Help U.

Created e-learning solutions (narrated PPT, Authorware) for an international audience.

Technical & Soft Skills Expertise

These are programs and topics I have taught, written about, and/or used significantly.

Windows Platform

Windows OS (95 to XP)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
MS Publisher
Adobe Acrobat/Distiller
FileMaker Pro
Photoshop Elements
Windows Messenger
Team Folders

Macintosh Platform

Macintosh OS (8 to X)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)
Adobe Acrobat/Distiller
FileMaker Pro
Photoshop Elements
Extensis BeyondPress

Internet/Other Topics

Macromedia eLearning Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, Authorware)
America Online
MS Explorer
Cascading Style Sheets
Adobe GoLive
Internet Search Techniques
Netting a Job Online
Palm OS
Digital Photography
Time Management
Technical Writing


BA, Communications/Writing, Rowan University 1982

Graduate Studies in English and Public Relations, Rowan University 1983-1984

Ongoing technology education through Element K


Supplied upon request.

Interests: technology writing, course development, digital photography editing, automotive writing, technical writing, freelance writing, research, internet search techniques, user guide, training manuals, reference guide, reference manual

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Internet Search Techniques
  • Testing 1-2-3: Putting Your New Digital Camera through its Paces
  • Color-Coding Your Outlook Calendar
  • The Internet Illuminated
  • Of Megawhozits and Pixawhatzils
  • Computers in Clinical Practice
  • Fixing Red Eyed Relative Demons
  • No time to gather the family together? Try a 'Virtual Family Reunion'
  • 3-2-1 Clicks to Open Windows Explorer