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Lorna Badman-Scheel, MS Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-389-9722 (Cell) email@example.com www.linkedin.com/in/lornabadman/ Technical Writer / Standards Development Specialist A dynamic and motivated Technical Writer, Standards Development Specialist and Project Manager seeks to bring 13+ years of progressive experience to an industry-leading employer. Strong history of success in a wide range of project coordination, team leadership, and technical management roles. Adept in all phases of Standards Development. Proven record of successfully recruiting, developing, and supervising multifaceted teams. Diligent and goal-oriented, with the skills and experience needed to make an immediate positive impact as a part of a fast-paced team. KEY STRENGTHS Technical Writing Skills ● Standards Development ● Document Creation and Control ● Technical Editing Training Manuals ●User Guide Creation ●Reference Manuals Professional Presentations ● Media Releases Project Management ● Process Analytics/Improvement ● Staff Training/Development ● Scientific Research Consensus Processing ● Facilitation ● Team Leadership and Oversight ● High-Level Networking PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE NSF INTERNATIONAL , Ann Arbor, Michigan 1999-2013 Manager, Standards Development (2011-2013) Managed a full range of daily NSF Standards development and revision activities, including standards, protocols, guidance documents, final standards authorization, and more. Exercised team leadership to ensure staff compliance to ANSI procedures and NSF Standards Policies. Generated quarterly status and progress reports on departmental activities for management review. Helped to implement and execute the management of annual budget and monitoring of budget discrepancies. Presented at conferences and NSF meetings; represented NSF on ANSI’s Board of Standards Review (BSR). Designed a standardized organization system on multiple shared electronic storage devices resulting in improved access to documents. Increased the efficiency of processing changes by designing and implementing a new process, affecting a 58% increase in the number of issues processed since 2009. Developed professional documentation, including training modules, speaker packets, and training materials. Senior Standards Development Specialist (2006-2010) Coordinated activity of NSF administered US TAGs consistent with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) policies and procedures. Ensured better collaboration and alignment with the business units by providing input into the development of the new Standards business plan. Supervised, trained, developed, maintained, evaluated and motivated a competent Standards department Represented NSF in external standard development activities with ANSI and ASTM. Assisted in assessing new business development opportunities and marketing activities Generated $100K in new business by facilitating the development and adoption process of NSF/ANSI 305 “Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.” Standards Development Specialist (1999-2006) Coordinated all standards activities, such as designing, managing and preparing scientific research projects and reports, while working to develop test methods and protocols per research design. Wrote technical standards and assured all issues and objections to a standard under revision were addressed. Liaised with regions, labs, toxicology, programs and stakeholders to resolve complex technical issues. Managed the revision of over 30 published Health and Safety Standards in accordance with ANSI’s procedures. Career note: Previous positions include Microbiology Product & Applications Specialist (1998-1999) and Microbiologist (1997-1998) for the Pall Corporation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. EDUCATION Master of Science, Molecular Biology - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (2004) Bachelor of Science, Biology - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (1995)
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