About Traci Pearson

I have created written, audio, and visual communication for all sorts of technical, medical, and business industries; scientific and academic fields; and advertising and marketing clients. A technical writer and editor since 1993, I have also been a technical illustrator, a graphic artist, a newspaper reporter, a forensic computer animator and data visualization programmer, and a UNIX system administrator.

Even more important than my experience, however, is my passion for my profession, my continual professional improvement, and my curiosity about a broad range of scientific and intellectual topics. I read, watch video lectures and documentaries, participate in discussions, and take classes and workshops to expand and improve my skills and knowledge.

Degrees

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MS in Technical Communication, 2000
Colorado State University

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BA in Journalism and Technical Communication, 1996
Colorado State University

Honors

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Kappa Tau Alpha (national journalism and mass communication honor society), 1997

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Outstanding Graduate in Technical/Specialized Journalism,
1996–1997, Colorado State University Department of Journalism and Technical Communication

Memberships

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Society for Technical Communication, Senior Member (past)