Here is an example of a short report and executive summary I created during my time at the University of Calgary. The excerpt includes a brief description of the intended audience and purpose. Part of the assignment was to create an imaginary audience and purpose that would necessitate writing a ten page report. For my focus, I decided to use an environmental narrative, with emphasis on research, and a sales tone.
During my time at McGill, I aided in the developmental stage of a systematic review with a team of researchers. The project investigated the relationship between habitual intake of a population’s self-selected diet as recorded in nationally representatitve nutrition surveys, the proportion of animal- and plant-based foods, and any resulting environmental impacts.
In my spare time, I enjoy collaborating with different open source projects. In these projects I contribute to technical documentation, through writing or copyediting.
This design piece was an experiment in understanding the relationship between Sphinx and custom CSS.
These writing-prompt pieces were an exercise in tone, style, and audience, constrained to a meager word count of 150.
Copyediting is quickly becoming a favourite pastime. Monitoring for inconsistencies, repetition, style incongruities, and readability is at the same time deeply relaxing, and also a puzzle waiting to be solved.
Canine dilated cardiomyopathy: Investigating the roles of taurine, diet composition, and nutrient processing on heart health
McGill Department of Political Science comparative ecolabel research project
While at the University of British Columbia, my particular area of research was in the Department of Science, where I specialized in animal physiology. I authored a collection of essays concentrated on race horses, who due to their nature as high performing animal atheletes, have a host of physiological adaptations that make them nonpareil from a biological perspective.
I am currently writing documentation for a local server build project. For this project, we are using Antora to host the scripts and versioned documents.
Antora is a static site generator used to create and publish technical documentation. The three featues that make Antora especially useful for complex projects are:
A brief collection and description of various freelance documentation projects I’ve had the opportunity to work with.
A localization project for an open source LaTEX application
This GitHub opporuntity allowed me to combine several skills—including information architecture, copyediting, technical writing, and how to ask the right questions.
Part 2: Launching an Antora website with GitHub Pages (A tutorial… based on personal experience)