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Cafe worker - Oxford

Cooking, serving, cleaning

Software programmer - Radford Microsystems

Writing freezer controls (after a programming course)

Technical writer - Vardas

Went into a partnership with my boyfriend writing software documentation

Technical writer - Cadence

Writing about circuit design in Edinburgh

Computing support - Edinburgh university

Documenting, training, writing databases, writing webpages, a bit of automation

Technical writer, tester, interface design - Celoxica

Back to writing manuals, testing software, writing code snippets, commenting on the UI

Technical writer - self employed

Redundancy and single mothrhood. Picking up work wherever I could

Information design, test, and UI - Snap surveys

Back to writing, testing, designing test plans, sketching interfaces. The company contributed towards my Masters.

Usability champion - Arup

I made it.

Usability champion
English, German

You will make mistakes. You will get over them. Life is easier if you pretend not to be shy.

My Education
MSc in Human-computer interaction with ergonomics
University College London
London UK
BSc English and Related Litrature
York University
York, UK
Art, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French, German, History, Mathematics, Physics
Oxford High School for Girls
More about me

Strategic thinking. Understanding of software and engineering. Listening. Translating between vocabularies (e.g. engineering to passenger) Task analysis. Story-telling. Research

Had an excellent woman teacher on a programming course. Had someone who told me that the job I now do existed as a thing. My partner who looked after my daughter while I came to London one day a week to do the course. Meet-ups to discover more.

I would have done engineering or Psychology as a degree

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