Rebecca Matson Sukach Baker

beccad4wn@gmail.com
Plano, TX
United States


EMPLOYMENT

December 2010 to Present
Manager, Product Design
CA, Plano, Texas.

December 2003 to Present
Senior Usability Engineer
CA, Plano, Texas.

February 1994 to December 2003
Documentation Project Manager, Technical Writing Manager, Technical Writer
Computer Associates International, Plano, Texas.

Research

Training and Support Writing Development Management

November 1993 to March 1994
Technical/Marketing Writer
TankMaster, Houston, Texas.

July 1992 to December 1993
Research Assistant
Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

June 1991 to December 1992
Assistant Manager
Cineplex Odeon Spectrum 9, Houston, Texas.


FREELANCE WORK

January 2007-December 2009
Contributor
Tea in Texas

Contributed regular articles to the Tea in Texas magazine. Performed all research and editing for articles.

January 2006-December 2008
Newsletter Editor
Dallas Paleontological Society

Gathered articles, collated, edited, storyboarded, published, and distributed newsletter to membership of over 200, in both paper and electronic format. Researched and provided innovative methods of production and distribution, creating significant savings for the organization. Introduced methods of electronic production and distribution. Documented new methodologies and trained replacement for following year.

May 2004-June 2007
Texas TeaMap Coordinator
Adagio TeaMap

Moderated questions for the Texas area tea rooms. Provided frequent reviews of tea rooms and answered questions for tea enthusiasts visting the state.

March 2003, February - March 2004
Writer
Iimage Retrieval and nextScan, Carrollton, Texas.

Researched, reviewed, and created documentation for Fusion scanning software. Created and reviewed service guide for the Eclipse scanner.

December 2004-December 2007
Listserv Moderator Host (volunteer position)
ASIST SIG Information Generation and Publication

Maintained and moderated listserv postings.

May 1999-January 2000
Writer/Pod Host
Tripod Writers' Block Online Community

Groomed, maintained, and moderated message board, pod community page list, and chat room discussions. Researched, designed, solicited submissions, edited, and created monthly newsletter for distribution to Writer's Block pod community.

June 1998, March-May 1999
Writer/Trainer
Aurion Technologies, a subdivision of Aurora Natural Gas, Dallas, Texas

Researched, reviewed, and created documentation for Enerview product. Outlined approach and trained entry-level writer to create Elvis product documentation. Edited Elvis product documentation.

March 1996, March 1997
Writer
Net-Com Image Inc., Friendswood, Texas.

Researched, reviewed, created, and maintained online help for Windows NT testing product. Created graphics for use with the product. Edited database questions.

October 1995 to February 1996
Editor
TSR Inc., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Edited, reviewed, storyboarded, and revised 64 page game master’s guide and 32 page player’s guide for Forgotten Realms project. Provided additional story line, where necessary. Provided art descriptions. Verified and corrected game statistics.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Physics, Minor - Math

One and a half years graduate classes and research University of Houston, University Park - Graduated May 1991

Currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in the Information Science program at the University of North Texas.

During my years at the University of Houston, I worked as a lab assistant at both the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center (SVEC) and at the Streamer Chamber Assembly Research Facility (SCARF). I revised and corrected English papers, essays, and technical theses. I helped found the Science Fiction/Fantasy Guild (SFFG) and organized activities and fundraising events for the group. I edited, published, and distributed the Purple Podium, a newsletter for the SFFG that contained short stories, chronicles, original artwork, and book and movie reviews. During the summer, I tutored special problems children in math, science, and English. I helped them develop motivational programs for themselves to learn required subjects more easily.

Since graduation, I have written numerous short stories and game modules for private enjoyment. I have authored a complete role playing game system (Masker’s Cursed), including game modules and short stories. I have created and hosted four interactive murder mystery dinner parties.


REFERENCES AND WRITING SAMPLES

Available upon request.

PUBLISHED WORKS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PATENTS

Usability

Baker, R., Sun, X. and Hendrich, B. (2011) Testing Touch: Emulators vs. Devices Proceedings of the HCI International Conference

Baker, R. (2010) Comparing the Readability of Text Displays on Paper, E-Book Readers, and Small Screen Devices ( Dissertation)

Matson Sukach Baker, R., Kiris, E., and Vasnaik, O. (2007) Testing Remote Users: An Innovative Technology Proceedings of the HCI International Conference

Sukach, R. (2003) Don't Fence Me In: Understanding Software Usability and Accessibility CAWorld ‘03

Sullivan, T., and Matson, R. (2000). Barriers to Use: Usability and Content Accessibility on the Web's Most Popular Sites. Proceedings of the First ACM Conference on Universal Usability

Content Management

Matson Sukach, R. and Kennedy, R. (2005) Finding Your Way: Creating a Single-Sourcing Information Architecture Workshop delivered at the 51st Annual STC Conference (full day)

Sukach, R. (2004). A Practical Approach to Implementing Content Management. Proceedings of the WritersUA Conference

Sukach, R. and Kennedy, R. (2004). Recycle, Reuse, and Rebuild: Information Architecture on a Budget. Proceedings of the ASIST Information Architecture Conference

Sukach, R., Kennedy, R., and Devine, M. (2003). Single Sourcing Pilot Project: Results and Observations. Proceedings of the 50th Annual STC Conference

Sukach, R. and Kennedy, R. (2003). Writing for Content Management. Workshop delivered at the 50th Annual STC Conference (full day)

Sukach, R. (2002). Identifying Information Design Heuristics Proceedings of the 49th Annual STC Conference

Sukach, R., Kennedy, R., and Devine, M. (2002). Implementing Single Sourcing in Your Organization Proceedings of the 49th Annual STC Conference

Sukach, R. and Kennedy, R. (2002). Yours, Mine, and Ours: Writing for Content Management Workshop delivered at the 49th Annual STC Conference

Matson, R. (2001). Re-Forming Information: A Case Study in Teaching Content Encapsulation Proceedings of the ACM SIGDOC Conference

Sukach, R. (1999) Single Sourcing RTF and DOC Using Microsoft OLE. Presentation at Help University's Help '99 Conference.

Solid State Physics

Lu, M., Bousetta, A., Sukach, R., Bensaoula, A., Eipers-Smith, K., Waters, K. and Schultz, J. A. The Growth of Cubic Boron Nitride on Si(100) by Neutralized Nitrogen Ion Bombardment, App. Phys. Lett. 64[12] (1994) 1514 - 1516.

Detection of Insulating Phases in HTS¹s with Cathodoluminescence Microscopy, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 36, 363 (1991); Ref. No. 91:086 (contributor)


Fiction and Articles

Baker, R. Real Men Drink Tea: The GearBox Tea Club, (2009) Tea in Texas

Baker, R. Tea and…2, (2008) Tea in Texas

Baker, R. Tea and…, (2008) Tea in Texas

Baker, R. Belles and Bullets, (2007) Tea in Texas

Baker, R. Big D Tea, (2007) Tea in Texas

Sukach, R. (1996) Faeries, Grrrowl ezine


Patent

Pending - System and Method for Information Encapsulation for Providing Multiple Document Formats from One Information Source