University of California – San Diego Extension (UCSD) / Trainnsylvania Railroad
This was my final project for my Technical Communications II class at UCSD. It is best viewed by printing the PDF to two-sided 8 1/2″x11″ sheets and folding them in half to create an eight-page booklet. Next year I will be starting a side business for 3D printing building and accessory kits for model railroads. This instruction booklet doubled as a prototype for how I plan to create my model kit instructions when I launch that business. This course project required that I create it in Microsoft Word, but I will be using Adobe InDesign for the actual booklets. I drew the illustrations in AutoCAD for temporary use since I haven’t designed the actual kit yet. My kits will be designed with 3D modeling software, so the actual kit instructions will have illustrations based on the 3D models.
I am a freelance Technical Writer based in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Lehigh Valley. I am passionate about technology, writing, and helping others learn. My background in information technology, web design, drafting, commercial construction, and model making have given me a solid understanding of technical topics, and my ability to quickly learn enables me to write about technical subjects with ease.