Guy Ball, technical communicator
I'm a technical writer by trade -- presently producing hardware and software documentation for a leading engineering and manufacturing company of high-tech electronic test equipment.
My latest side project was a history book featuring vintage photographs of Tustin, California for Arcadia Publishing (the same company that published my Santa Ana books). The book is available at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and various local Tustin stores. If you want a signed copy, you can buy one directly through me.
In addition, I've written four other books and numerous articles (for reference books, newspapers, encyclopedias, and magazines). My photography has been used in a variety of books and other periodicals. I've also developed, edited, and published a variety of publications for others, including a series of mini-books created for a local non-profit, historical organization.
In the new-technology arena, I have been part of a small, fast-response digital video team and have created a number of video-based engineering and training productions delivered via DVD/CD and streamed on the internet. I'm also involved in continuing research regarding better methods to deliver documentation including using tablets, e-book readers, and other handheld devices to deliver text-based or video documentation.
Beyond that, I do a bit of volunteer web design and internet implementation for two local preservation groups as well as for a California state-wide historical organization. I've been involved in promoting accessible web sites for the visually impaired including writing articles and speaking at a regional writer's conference on how to make your site more accessible.
I've been a member of the advisory committee for the Digital Media Center, an innovative, small-business incubator built by the Rancho Santiago Community College District and on the advisory board for a proposed technical writing certificate program at Orange Coast College.
I'm a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).