Dr. Charles Wohl
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: "My summary advice is --- hire her!"
Ashley Hutson, Solutions Architect and Principal Software Engineer at Coforma: "I highly recommend Kimberly to anyone looking for a talented and quick-learning proposal writer. She’s not just skilled in her field; she's a team player who elevates everyone around her."
Luis Reyes, Executive Director, Continuous Improvement and Innovation at Wells Fargo: "Kimberly is an absolute pleasure to work with ... Her expertise, work ethic, and knack for making technical subjects approachable make her a researcher and writer that any team would be fortunate to have."
Dr. Neil Lindeman, Coordinator of the Technical and Professional Writing Program, San Francisco State University: "An extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and thoughtful editor with whom it is a joy to work."
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ABOUT MY WORK
This is where I'm supposed to sell myself to you, in not more than 500 words. But I'd much rather sell your products and services, and I'm a lot better at that.
One challenge here is that in more than a decade of technical writing, I've worked on so many different types of documentation that I don't know which ones interest you. Maybe you're looking for help with:
I've done all of that and more. And except for what's on my portfolio, I can't share any of it with you because I will never break a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). I hope my resume and the content on this site shows you that I focus writing on the information you need.
If you're evaluating me for a user experience (UX) or content design role, here's an example of a product recommendation: Weebly won't let me change the font color of my in-line links. I underlined "my portfolio" and "my resume" in the paragraph above, but I really want to make them the usual blue (like #007bff).
If you're evaluating me for an engineering documentation role, and wondering why I'm using Weebly instead of building my own site: I haven't had time! But this site is very simple, and one new year's resolution for 2024 is to transition to my own code.
I'm all about usability on-screen, because I'd rather be outside or working with physical objects. I ski in the winter, garden in the spring, paddle in the summer, and hike in the fall. When bad weather keeps me inside, I'd rather be working with wood, metal, or textiles than with a keyboard.
Some readers might question my work ethic, but while I value my work-life balance, all my references will attest to how hard I work, and how much I get done with my time on-screen. In fact, off-screen is where I solve writer’s blocks --- it’s where my best thinking happens, so it makes me more productive. And research shows that I’m not alone in this.
And yes, like many writers, I am an introvert --- one with a large network of friends and family. I’m happily single and don’t have kids, but I love being an auntie! It’s like skipping straight to grandparent, and I’m honored to have been a part of the village raising children in at least three time zones.