Development and refinement of Dryad digital respository application and interfaces.
Improving user interfaces and correcting software defects.
Developing tools to repair corrupted data.
Developing automated tests.
Providing technical assistance to data curators and data submitters.
Updating or creating technical documentation.
Freelance Software DeveloperDec.
2013 – Present
Self-employed, Birmingham AL
Software and markup development.
Open Bilbiography : web
and markup development for a TEI-based digital
humanities startup project. The delivered prototype
is a low-overhead HTML/CSS/JS web publishing
solution for authors of descriptive bibliographies
targeting a relevant subset of TEI P5. Repository
available at Github. Example bibliography
XSLT 2.0 stylesheet development for TEI-to-HTML5
functionality. Library and plugin usage includes:
jQuery, Saxon-CE, Underscore.
CSS3/LESS prototyping using Bootstrap 3.1
Application development and
configuration, user training, quality control,
in-house IT infrastructure maintanance, user
technical support, and pre-sales engineering for
eXtyles, a manuscript editing and production tool
used by academic, government, NGO, and industry
Development of application user-interface,
system, and and Microsoft Word plug-in code.
Implementation of document conversion filters
and editorial-style configurations within eXtyles
Development of application functionality for
validation and interchange of publication
Development of application functionality to
structure and semantically enrich user content,
targeting standard and custom markup vocabularies
including NLM/JATS DTD, Federal Register DTD, and
CrossRef Deposit Schema.
Maintenance and development of Inera technical
infrastructure, including application build
system, automated test suite, issue-tracking
database, configuration management tools, and
Delivery of user, administrator, and
developer-level training on eXtyles application
framework to clients.
Provided technical support for installation and
Provided quality assurance for editorial
configurations and distributed builds.
Provided product prototyping, scripting, and
document analysis for sales support.
Freelance Editor Sep. 2007 – Oct.
2007 Editorial Assistant July 2004 – Aug. 2007
Compiled contents, edited, and provided
project-management support for legal manuals. Assisted with
development and production of legal manual series, including
copyediting, typescript coding, revision management,
fact-checking, and proofreading.
Administered manuscript submission and
peer review processes for higher-ed business math and
statistics textbook list. Coordinated editorial–production
communications and served as initial point of contact for
external editorial inquiries. Drafted editorial contracts,
budgets, and sales-forecast documentation.