PDQuin

Fresh air, just in time.


Will work for food
caffèTo merge form and content in one coherent presentation creates consistent delight.

The other things I like are a good mystery, walking out at dawn, a hot cupp'a java and a home-cooked meal.

Perfection is work designing + writing teaching materials that pays for my food. Plus a book and a trip now and then to somewhere it's fun to walk around.

Amor y paz.

Paz y amor.

On-line communication is my passion.

Teaching critical thinking at USF a few years ago, I put materials on the web. Simple student access + low production costs. I set up to receive, correct and grade papers on-line. The experience left me seriously bullish on on-line interaction. This past year, I designed a virtual, critical-thinking course + a training course for instructional design. Now, I'm more than excited.

What do I do?

Design + write for the web.

Beginning with a concept or existing materials, I can write, design and set up a website, on-line course or eBook. I work to objectives, create or discover appropriate links + other resources and weave narratives. I write instructions, draw up forms, present data, build study guides, write help documentation.

Write + design supporting materials.

On-line operations use many types of materials; I do them all. Greetings + messages. Step-by-step instructions. Backgrounders. Annotated bibliographies. Discussions and FAQs. Citation reviews. Study + reference guides. Quickstart guides. In print, html, rtf or pdf format.

Create introductions + train instructors.

On-line interactions need faciliation. I help with slideshows, policy documents, short-courses, presentations on differentiators, top features + functionality, handbooks. I present these as interactive web pages, downloadable documents or eBooks.


For decades, I have pushed the envelope on ways to present information. From letterpress to offset – a revolution in quality + variety that let publishers experiment with new formats: Heavily illustrated texts, colouring-book texts, tech user + programmer guides, cartoon how-tos. I started an early laser typesetting service. Designed, wrote and produced on-line, multi-media tech newsletters. Built and filled on-line content repositories.


London learner

Now I'm working on collaborations – experts, cloud and community. If you're involved in the on-line communication of information and the construction of community knowledge, I'd like to help.


Here are some references if you want to know how my colleagues have experienced my work.





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