Patricia K. Gibson

pat@sulfurcreek.com

 
  • Skills

    • Excellent adult education and classroom skills
    • Design, write, and code curriculum for on-line training
    • Design objectives, curriculum, and assessment for F2F and Online training
    • Extensive experience with CorelDRAW
    • Extensive experience with PageMaker
    • Experienced professional writer
    • Familiar with HTML coding, Web page design, and Macromedia Dreamweaver
    • Desktop publishing, graphic design and typesetting using CorelDRAW and PageMaker
    • Familiarity with Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and CorelVentura 10

    Experience

    • Thirty years experience as an adult trainer in various environments
    • Twenty-five years experience desktop publishing and computer graphics as owner of business
    • Seven years typesetting and computer graphic design in a print shop
    • Five years paste up experience in a quick print shop
    • Four years design, layout and production of a weekly newspaper
    • Four years paste up experience in a weekly newspaper
    • Eight years experience as a reporter, editor and staff writer for weekly newspapers

    Publications

    • Cookin' with CorelDRAW 7, Advanced Recipes, Cookin' with CorelDRAW 8, Basic Recipes – Textbooks co-authored with Vince Yokom for Instrux, Inc., Houston, Texas
    • Learning CorelWEB.Master Suite – Textbook on creating Web pages using the CorelWEB.Master Suite package. Published by Instrux, Inc., Houston, Texas
    • Learning CorelWEB.GRAPHICS.SUITE – Textbook on creating Web pages using the CorelWEB.GRAPHICS.SUITE package. Published by Instrux, Inc., Houston, Texas
    • Developing Internet Graphics with Corel DRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT – Textbook on creating Web graphics using Corel Draw and Corel PHOTO-PAINT for Technology & Communications, Inc.
      Developed the curriculum, wrote and produced the text book.
    • Two articles published in Corel Journal, a subscription only publication for Draw users.
    • Technical editor Easy CorelDRAW 4, Using CorelDRAW 4, Using CorelDRAW 5, and VisiRef CorelDRAW 5 from QUE publications, a division of Macmillan
    • Four articles published in Corel Magazine, an international magazine for users of CorelDRAW
    • Six years as a weekly columnist for the Austin American Statesman Neighbor section
    • Three years as principal writer for The North Hays County Springer, Dripping Springs, Texas
    • Four years as reporter for Onion Creek Free Press, Buda, Texas
    • Articles published in Third Coast magazine, Catholic Spirit newspaper and The Austin Writer

    Awards

    • Award of Merit, Society of Technical Communicators, for Learning CorelWEB.GRAPHICS.SUITE
    • Honorable Mention in 1991 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

    Employment

    • March 2002 Present, Adjunct faculty, Occupational Education Program, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University-San Marcos, Teaching Technology Applications
    • Sept. 1987 – Present, Sulfur Creek Enterprises, Co-owner
      Our company provides desktop publishing, Web design and page creation, typesetting, graphic design and computer consulting to small businesses and organizations
    • June 1999 - Jan. 2002, Adjunct Faculty, Austin Community College, Continuing Education Division, Teach CorelDRAW and Graphics for Technical Writers, Introduction to MS Word, Keyboarding, Introduction to the PC, Introduction to MS PowerPoint
    • January 2001 - March 2008 On-line workshops for JerGroup, Inc. Teach CorelDRAW, Graphics for Technical Writers, Camtasia, SmartDraw, and SnagIt
    • May 1996 - 1999, MicroAssist Training Center – Teach basic CorelDRAW, PageMaker and other applications
    • March 1997 - 1999, Instrux, Inc. Houston, Texas, Technical Writer, Consultant for curriculum on Corel Corporation software products.
    • April 1995 – April 1996, Applied Concepts & Technical Communications, Inc. Instructor, CorelDRAW
    • July 1988 – June 1994, Typesetter and Graphic Artist,
      Kwik Kopy #697 3267 Bee Caves Road #137, Austin
    • Jan. 1986 – Jan. 1988, Managing Editor, Reporter, and Production Manager, The North Hays County Springer newspaper, Dripping Springs, Texas
    • Sept. 1981 – June 1987, Columnist, Austin American Statesman newspaper, Neighbor section, Austin, Texas
    • Sept. 1985 – June 1986, School bus driver for Dripping Springs I. S. D.
    • June 1981 – Sept. 1985, Reporter for Onion Creek Free Press, Buda, Texas

    Education

    • 2001 Masters of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a emphasis in Career and Technical Education
    • Oct. 1995, Oct. 1997, Oct. 1998, Oct. 1999, Sept. 2000, Sept. 2002 - CorelDRAW International Conference, 9 one-hour sessions put on by Rick Altman and Associates
    • Fall 1995, Technical Editing, Austin Community College
    • Spring 1995, Introduction to Technical Writing, Austin Community College
    • March 1994, Learn CorelDRAW, advanced seminar, 5 one-hour sessions put on by Association of Corel Artists and Designers in Dallas
    • November 1991, PageMaker I, Austin Community College
    • June 1991, Southwest Graphics Seminar on Typesetting and Proof Reading
    • March 1991, Eight hour seminar, The Newsletter Factory, covered all aspects of design and production of newsletters
    • 1984 - Certified Adult Trainer, Lone Star Girl Scout Council and Austin Community College
    • December 1966, Bachelor of Arts, Major American History, Minors in English, Political Science and Social Studies, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

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