I am a senior developer with twenty years of programming experience mostly in Microsoft technologies (C, C++, .NET, C#, MS SQL, Sharepoint). Besides development, I've managed small projects, written functional and technical specifications and done customer interviews and support.
I am interested in new technologies and platforms and ready to invest my time in learning.
With a MA in Bilingual Special Education from City College of New York, I am highly qualified to work with translations, transcriptions, and proofreading, among other types of content on language related areas in Spanish and English. I also offer professional assistance in doing voice overs in the Spanish language.
Translated the book "Rebuilding From Ground Zero" by Seni Hazzan, JIL Publishing, New York (2001) and voiced over its Spanish audio book version.
Willing to establish long-term partnerships with clients who are looking for efficient and reliable services.
I am a natural-born writer published as a poet, essayist, and short story writer in several publications. Along with general writing skills I am an accomplished proofreader and editor with a specialty in fiction writing and academic essays. As an avid and voracious reader, I am an excellent candidate for editing, proofreading, and writing novels and manuscripts. I am not only a fast reader and writer but also a proficient grammarian. I read and edit quickly and accurately, and strive to create clarity and cohesion in every work I edit and write. As a novelist myself, I am well-aware of the importance of conveying a clear message while also retaining passion and love. I can provide writing samples on request.
I served as both the Web and Entertainment Editor for King's College's newspaper The Crown, in addition to acting as Head Dramaturg for the King's College Theatre Department.
I served as an English teacher's assistant for 7+ years at a small prep school.
Programmer/Analyst with over 20 years of experience.
My overarching goal as a programmer is to create products that provide true value to my customers. I try to follow the core agile development principles as much as possible because I believe the principles are sound and proven when properly applied. My experience in software development and deployment over the last 20 years has shown me that a truly useful application will prove itself quickly and provide value for years if managed and maintained properly. A large part of that management/maintenance is listening to customer feedback and improving software, techniques, and documentation whenever possible. As an analyst, I spend a great deal of time monitoring, discussing, and studying processes so that I am able to better suggest alternatives or better directed efforts at streamlining processes before starting the development cycle. This is often crucial to producing a valuable, effective solution.