Elizabeth L. Armbrecht

Technical Communicator

Welcome

My name is Elizabeth Armbrecht and I am a junior professional writing major at Missouri State University. I hope to graduate in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing. I have applied to the Missouri State Graduate School with the goal of taking the accelerated master’s track to have my Master’s in Professional Writing by May of 2017. Along with my major, I have minors in Spanish and astronomy.

My experience

I currently work as a technical writer for Meek's Lumber in the college relations assistant position. My duties involve writing for, editing, and publishing a monthly newsletter, keeping employment lists up-to-date, and updating the student services manual. I also work as a consultant for the Missouri State University Writing Center. I read student writing (essays, cover letters, projects) and help the student improve his or her writing skills. I also occasionally help brainstorm or outline before the student even begins writing. Other extra-curricular activities include copy editing for The Standard, writing for the Residence Hall Association newsletter, the RHA Review, and reviewing submissions for the Missouri State University undergraduate research journal, LOGOS.

About this portfolio

This electronic portfolio details my experience in and out of the classroom at Missouri State. In Technical Writing I have examples of audience analyses, a help system, and a manual among other projects that demonstrate my technical skills. The documents in Editing highlight my editing capabilities along with some style document creating. Under Creative Writing is a short story I wrote for a class that underwent a peer review session and had changes made to it. My Academic Writing includes research papers and an example of literary criticism along with essays demonstrating my ability to write in Spanish. The Extracurricular page has links to various activities that I have done outside of class that pertain to technical communication. In the Résumé tab you will find my current résumé and personal statement.