Susana Maria Rosende holds a BA in English/Technical Communication from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and has over 20 years experience in written and visual communication, mostly as a technical writer in IT and DoD. Susana attended MBA classes at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Florida. She also has 10 years experience managing a Technical Publications (Documentation) Department and over a decade managing a freelance communications company offering creative, technical, and editorial services at Write Way Designs, Inc. (http://www.writewaydesigns.com)
Additionally, Susana has taken Web programming and Digital Design courses at local community colleges, as part of an ongoing challenge, in her copious spare time, toward earning an A.S. in Programming, one semester, and one class at a time, including Introduction to: Web Programming, ASP.net, C#, XML, Visual Basic.net, and FLASH.
In her 20-year-plan on her road to retirement, her lofty goals include earning both an MBA and a Masters in Creative Writing, as well as growing her part-time/freelance company into a full-time venture that will sustain her in the current economy and through her retirement years. "It is good," she says, "to have goals." Her NUMBER 1 GOAL right now is to make Write Way Designs a FULL TIME, thriving business.
Her eldest son Brian graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Music Composition and currently works as a Technical Writer for JHT in Orlando, her daughter-in-law, Jue Zou Lutz, graduated with a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Florida State University Graduate School and is Marketing Director for several online companies in Orlando and abroad, and her youngest son Joey graduated from Winter Park High School and is employed at a local web hosting company as a full-time Linux Server Analyst to pay his way through Valencia Community College, and eventually, University of Central Florida, with dreams of becoming a a software engineer.
Her other "children" include "Angel," a White German Shepherd dog, "Brandy," a Shih Tzu, "Romeo," a Yorkie, "Snoopy" and "Einstein," two Jack Shitz (Jack Russell/Shih Tzu crossbreeds), "Tinkerbell" a tortoiseshell cat, and "Sylvester," a black and white "tuxedo" kitten.
In addition to The Content Wrangler Community, Susana is a member of both the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and the IEEE Professional Communications Society (PCS).
A first-generation Cuban-American, Susana also has English/Spanish technical translation experience at several companies, such as Fiserv, an international banking software firm, and has written and translated website content, articles, and technical documentation for several start-up software companies and e-commerce sites.
At her communications company, Write Way Designs, (http://www.writewaydesigns.com), Susana offers technical writing, copy writing, ghost writing, resume writing, editing, proofreading, illustration, cartooning, website authoring and design, web programming, photography, tutoring in English as a second language, tutoring in Spanish, and English/Spanish, English/Mandarin Chinese, and English/French translation...for your communication needs.
Susana is also available full-time as a Communications Director or Manager/Art Director/Copy Director/Technical Publications Manager or Senior Technical Writer/Copy Writer in the Greater Orlando, Florida area or as a telecommuter from Orlando, Florida.