Andre L. Hinds
309 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904
Phone 412-A-L-HINDS (412-254-4637)
Toll-free voicemail/fax 1-888-333-8985
Security clearance: Inactive Secret Clearance (Department of Defense).
September 2012-January 2013
April 2011-September 22012, September 2009-December 2010
January 2011-March 2011
October 2008-September 2009
AOL Inc. (formerly America Online)
October 2006-October 2008
Developer/Analyst. Designed and developed front-end projects for AOL’s advertising department internet and intranet websites. Developed client-side solutions using AJAX, DOM and CSS, in combination with the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and Typo3 CMS on the server side. Also created graphics using Adobe’s Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and Illustrator.
Advanced Systems Development, Inc.
February 2006-October 2006
TTI of NY, Inc. (no longer in business)
November 2005-January 2006
Techlink Systems, Inc.
May 2005-November 2005
Precision Resources Co. Inc.
January 2004-July 2004, August 2004-May 2005
Senior Analyst (Technical Editor). Repurposed paper-based helicopter repair manuals, turning them into electronic form using SGML and XML, combined with Document Type Definitions (DTD) as a contractor to U.S. Army Special Operations through Westar (now QinetiQ North America) and CSC. Also created specialized fonts for use in paper and electronic manuals. Tools used include ArborText (Epic Editor), UltraEdit, EMACS, FontLab and Photoshop.
July 2004-August 2004
Web Programmer. Designed and programmed an intranet portal site used for daily management reporting, online document library and uptime reporting system as a contractor to Amtrak. Provided day-to-day system administration and support. Tools included SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Data Transformation Services, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, Microsoft Terminal Services, Microsoft Office (including Visio) and Photoshop.
June 2001-January 2004
December 2000-March 2001
NatCom, Inc. (now e-Deals Club, Inc.)
March 1998-December 2000
Executive Editor (March 1998-July 2000). Edited Income Opportunities, a national magazine for people interested in starting their own businesses, and WINNING!, a monthly magazine for people interested in sweepstakes, lotteries and Vegas-style gaming.
Lost Treasure, Inc.
September 1995-February 1998
Editor. Edited Lost Treasure, a monthly magazine (the issues of June 1995-May 1997) and Treasure Cache, an annual magazine (the issues of 1993-1999). Also designed Lost Treasure (the issues of December 1995-May 1997) and Treasure Cache (the issues of 1993-1999). Both are national magazines for people who prospect for gold, dive on shipwrecks and hunt for coins with metal detectors.
Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA)
February 1995-August 1995
Technical writer. Created documentation for 11 DOS- and Windows-based compact disc mastering and verification programs.
April 1993-February 1995
Assistant editor. Wrote, edited and photographed stories for the West Tulsa weekly editions of the Tulsa World. Also edited Broken Arrow edition (April-August 1993). Performed layout and design of each issue.
DOCS, Inc. (now SOAPware, Inc.)
November 1992-March 1994
Technical writer. Created user guides for Windows-based medical software package called SOAPware. Wrote, edited and designed user's guide, administrator's guide and on-line help for two succeeding versions of the software package.
Law Office Information Systems, Inc. (Now Wolters Kluwer Law & Business - Loislaw)
November 1992-April 1994
Technical writer. User guides for DOS-based legal research and retrieval system called PITA. Wrote, edited and designed user's guide and administrator's guide for latest versions of the software package.
Babich & Assoc. Technical Services
January 1992-June 1992
Macintosh scripting consultant. Created and refined in-house programs, including wholesale gas-pricing program called Informant, as a contractor to CITGO Petroleum. Tools included several Macintosh scripting and macro languages including HyperTalk (HyperCard), HyperScript (Wingz/Claris Resolve), UserTalk (UserLand Frontier), Microphone, MacUWS, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect and QuicKeys.
September 1991-December 1991
Technical Writing Consultant. Wrote and edited documentation as a contractor to IBM Corp. for NoteSmith/2, an OS/2 word processor.
George Washington University/CCEW (Now College of Professional Studies)
January 1990 - June 1991
Instructor of desktop publishing and computer programming courses: Managing Publication Workgroups, Design Concepts for Desktop Publishers, Workgroup Publishing, Introduction to Desktop Publishing, HyperCard and the Macintosh System, Introduction to PageMaker, Advanced PageMaker, Linking Macintoshes and IBM PCs, and Introduction to Publishing Graphics.
University of Maryland, University College
January 1990-May 1991
Instructor, Desktop Publishing course (CAPP 398B). Applying concepts of publishing by using personal computers and specialized software. Course includes analysis and discussion of the history and influence of publishing and typography. Semesters taught: Spring 1990, Summer 1990, Fall 1990, Spring 1991.
Information Management International, Inc. (no longer in business)
April 1990-June 1991
Computer consultant. Installed hardware and software for a fully-networked Macintosh publishing system for the Fidia Research Foundation, Washington, D.C., and trained the employees who used it.
Leardata Info-Services, Inc.
August 1987-December 1989
Technical Writing Consultant. Wrote and edited all documentation for the Amoco Distributed Database System (ADDS) database program as a contractor to the Database Research Group of Amoco Production Company (now BP). Created printed and on-line manuals, allowing users to refer to the documentation while using the database program. Worked extensively with IBM mainframe computers, using the programs XEDIT, REXX, DCF Script and TDF (Text Display Facility).
National Reporter Publications, Inc. (now e-Deals Club, Inc.)
August 1983-August 1987
Executive Editor (July 1985-August 1987). Edited BASSIN', Lost Treasure, Popular Lures, Total Fitness, WINNING! and Treasure Industry Trade News magazines.
Managing Editor (August 1983-July 1985). Edited BASSIN', Lost Treasure, WINNING! and Treasure Industry Trade News magazines.
Central States Rodeo Association (no longer in business)
May 1981-August 1983
Public Relations Director. Responsibilities included preparing publicity for annual championship rodeo, writing and editing the association's monthly magazine.
The Tulsa Tribune (no longer in business)
March 1978-May 1981
Sports reporter. Responsibilities included beat coverage of professional hockey, auto racing and rodeo and high school football, basketball and track, as well as wire copy editing.
May 1977-March 1978
Student worker. Responsibilities included on-air announcing, music programming, audio production and secretarial work.
Broken Arrow Ledger
May 1976-August 1976
Newspaper reporter. Served as the only full-time reporter for twice-weekly newspaper. Responsibilities included beat coverage of local school board and sports.
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, December 1989. Attended August 1976-May 1978, August 1989-December 1989. Web address: www.utulsa.edu.
Tulsa Junior College (now Tulsa Community College), Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Attended August 1974-May 1976. Web address: www.tulsa.cc.ok.us.
Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
Document Object Model (DOM)
Extensible Markup Language (XML), XSLT, XPath
Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle
Web application development
User Interface programming and design
Content Management System (CMS) administration
Audio/Video editing and conversion
Adobe programs: Acrobat, CS6 Creative Cloud, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Livecycle Designer and Photoshop
Font creation software: FontLab, Fontographer
Microsoft programs: Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visual Studio
Content Management Systems, such as Oracle UCM, BEA Aqualogic (Plumtree Portal) and Typo3