Brooke Austin

Portland, Oregon ยท contact@brookeaustin.com

Technical communicator, document designer, reformed accountant, and self-taught coder. Enemy of disorganization and people who don't like Oxford commas.


What I've been up to

Technical Editing / Document Design

GRI

Currently, I use my background in written and visual communication to edit and design client deliverables and marketing collateral for GRI, a geotechnical engineering consulting firm.

User Documentation

Oregon Health & Science University

I worked collaboratively with subject matter experts to compose and edit IT-related documentation, including help and how-to articles, support web pages, and internal corporate communications for OHSU.

Talking Orange

A JavaScript-based generative poem that mimics the disjointed speaking patterns of Donald Trump by generating three-line stanzas composed of randomly selected quotes from the 2016 US presidential debates.
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Laptop Repair Guide

iFixit

I collaborated with a team of technical communicators to produce repair guides for the Asus Chromebook C300MA. The project entailed user analysis, writing, editing, and photography. The group maintained a detailed task schedule to track team milestones.
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NY Onion

A Twitter bot that mashes up headlines from the New York Times ("fake news") and The Onion (actual fake news).
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Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Software
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • MS Office
  • SharePoint
  • SnagIt
  • Asana

Education

Portland State University

MS Technical Writing
2018

Utah State University

BS English
2012