David M. H. Butler

357 Main. Street
Cromwell, CT 06416

Residence: 860-635-4374

Summary Over 20 years experience in automating and managing the publication of printed and online documents, including User Guides, Web sites, training videos, Windows Help, and Adobe Acrobat documents. Six years as a manager of technical publishing and system support, working with my own team as well as managing outside vendors.
Software Skills Adobe GoLive, FrameMaker, PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Acrobat.
I have written programs in VisualBasic, SuperCard/HyperCard, JavaScript

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Work History And Accomplishments

Manager, Applications Development Adobe Systems, Incorporated, 2002-2005
Manage the development of tools to streamline content deployment on Adobe.com. Authored the Adobe XML specification. Oversaw development of FrameMaker to XML application and integration with Teamsite document management system. Managed the upgrading of the Lotus Notes to HTML and RSS feed publishing system.

Online Production Manager Adobe Systems, Incorporated, 1994 - 2001
Manage the schedule and resources for both online and print documents. Prepare files for localisation and answer questions during localisation process. Manage the department support staff, which includes desktop systems support, Web server support, custom tools creation and administrative assistance. Investigate and develop the specifications for document delivery systems including Adobe's recent switch to HTML Help and XML implementations.

Speaker, WinWriters Online Help Conference, 1998
Gave two presentations at the 6th annual conference: Single sourcing your print and online documents; An overview of Acrobat.

Documentation Production Lead Aldus Corporation, April 1990 - 1994
Coordinate production of software user manuals, produce art. Provide workstation and network administration and troubleshooting. As an Aldus Trainer, I Developed and presented monthly classroom training sessions to Aldus employees. I also provided training to non-profit groups on PageMaker.

Publications Graphic Designer Gretag Systems, Seattle, 1976 - April 1990
Coordinated the design, production and printing of documentation for photofinishing systems. Designed technical and marketing documents including user manuals, corporate newsletters and data sheets. Wrote specification and installed the department's first networked Desktop publishing system. Provided graphic support to Tradeshow manager for booth layout and signage.

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University of Hartford, 1971-1973
Ward Technical College, Associates in Applied Science

Managing Online Documentation, 1993
UCLA extension seminar by William Horton

Supervising for excellence program, 1991
Aldus Corporation 4 part seminar in Supervisory skills training

Presentation and Training Skills, 1991-1994
Aldus Corporation Course for employee trainers, with quarterly seminars

Seattle Language Academy, 1997-1999
Evening course in Advanced and Conversational French

Awards And Achievements REMark Magazine, Article published
"Microsoft Word and Page Composition"

Rio Grande Weekly, Comic strip published
"Duke of Earwig," ran for a year in this New Mexico newspaper

Society for Techical Communcation, Award for Illustration
Aldus PhotoStyler User Manual
Web sites

Butler Family of Cromwell CT. Genealogy Site

Bob Vess Building

Das & Das Handmade Batik and Tye-Die Tee Shirt

David Butler Online. Photo Galleries and more