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Lynn Beighley

lynnbeighley@gmail.com
twitter @lynnbeighley
http://shouldbewriting.com

Professional Profile
Enthusiastic about creatively presenting tedious or complex technical
information in an easy to understand manner both in print and online
"If you and your book using my unique combination of creative technical writing experience
and Web development background.
were performing on • Hold Masters Degree in Creative Writing and Bachelors
Degree in Education.
American Idol, all
• Author of a dozen books and training courses designed to
four judges would be teach technical topics.
• Determined to find new and creative ways to help people
drooling and the learn topics they think are boring or too difficult.

other contestants Education, Honors, and Certifications


M.F.A. Creative Writing
would be told to pack Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ. 2009
up and go home.” Bachelor of Science Education
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. 1987
Amazon review of Jolt Productivity Award
Head First SQL Head First SQL, 2008

Key Qualifications
Published author of ten technical training books and three CD-ROM
courses on jQuery, Drupal, Flash, Photoshop, SQL, PHP, and
Dreamweaver.
Experience in Web design, development, data management, and
project management.

"Lynn was a fabulous Course Development and Teaching


• Created video and online courses in Flash, Dreamweaver,
author to work with, Photoshop, CSS and Web development
• Taught online courses for Sessions.edu in CSS and Web design.
always happy to go • Classroom experience as 6th grade reading teacher.

over any questions Computer Skills


• Applications: Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, In Design,
(no matter how silly) Photoshop, Illustrator, Blackboard, ANGEL
• Programming skills: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, ActionScript, PHP
and with just enough & MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Drupal, WordPress, SQL

of a sense of the
Employment
absurd to make her
Author, Berkeley Heights, NJ July 2004-Present
Author, Web Designer, Programmer
teaching really stick.
• Writing Teach Yourself Flash CS5 in 24 Hours
• Wrote jQuery For Dummies
She was a blast to
• Wrote Drupal For Dummies
work with and I • Design and program a variety of web sites from the initial
Photoshop to finished CSS, PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, Flash, and
recommend her very MySQL code
• Wrote Teach Yourself Flash CS4 in 24 Hours
highly.” • Wrote Head First PHP & MySQL
• Wrote Head First SQL
Louise Barr , • Wrote The Unofficial Guide to Dreamweaver 8
Development Editor, • Wrote technical articles for Amazon and Wired’s
Head First series , webmonkey.com
O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Canfield Scientific, Fairfield, NJ Oct 2009-Present
Clinical Data Manager/Web Developer
• Query and transfer data from clinical trials and image analysis
using SQL, Access, and Excel
• Create and manage independent panel reviews
• Design and project manage creation of imaging applications
and consumer Web sites

Yahoo!, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2000 -July 2004


Technical Yahoo
"This book really
• Create and implement dynamic online advertisements for
Yahoo! front page
helps a non-
• Design and manage creation of imaging applications and
consumer Web sites
programmer or non-
• Program interactive advertising experiences with JavaScript
and Flash
web developer go
• Program, track, monitor, and summarize user interaction with
ad units
from having an idea
• Write and illustrate technical documents for other engineers,
designers, and clients
about a web site to
Palm, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2000-Oct 2000
ACTUALLY having a
Web Programmer, System Administrator
• HTML, Cold Fusion, Perl/CGI, SQL, and JavaScript programming
real, functioning, and
• System Administrator for the Palm, Inc. technical support Web
site
useful web site. And
Self Employed, Los Alamos, NM and Sunnyvale, CA 1999-
it does it in a very
2001
Author, Web Designer, Programmer
clear, clean, and
• Contract with various companies to produce Flash, HTML, PHP,
Perl, VB, SQL, and JavaScript programming
plain-English sort of
• Graphic design and creation of assorted Web sites
• Wrote Essential Flash 5 for Web Professionals
way.”
• Wrote Essential Flash 4 for Web Professionals
• Wrote and starred in three video courses: Lynn Kyle's
Amazon review of
Dreamweaver Training Course on CD-ROM, Lynn Kyle's
Drupal for Dummies
Photoshop Training Course: A Digital Seminar on CD-ROM,
Lynn Kyle's Macromedia Flash Training Course: A Digital
Seminar on CD-ROM

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 1997-


1999
Webmaster and User Account Manager
• Maintain and update multiple web servers on several operating
systems
• Design, create, and maintain Internet/Intranet sites
• Program dynamic Web applications in Perl and VBscript
• Create and manage databases and Web interfaces to them
• Educate staff about operating systems, application, and
security issues

Publications
• jQuery For Dummies, Wiley; June 2010
• Drupal For Dummies, Wiley; December 2009
• Teach Yourself Flash CS4 in 24 Hours, Pearson; May 2009
• Head First SQL, O’Reilly Publishing; August 2007
• "Making Money with the Associates Program, and PHP,"
Amazon Web Services; February 2007
• Unofficial Guide to Dreamweaver, Wiley Publishing; April
2006
• “Create a Web Photo Album with Dreamweaver and
Fireworks,” Webmonkey.com
• “Put Your Site in Motion with Dreamweaver,”
Webmonkey.com
• “Advanced Timeline Behaviors in Dreamweaver,”
Webmonkey.com
• “Turbulence,” Short Story, Kelsey Review; 2005
• Lynn Kyle's Dreamweaver Training Course on CD-ROM,
Prentice Hall; December 2001
• Lynn Kyle's Photoshop Training Course: A Digital
Seminar on CD-ROM, Prentice Hall; October 2001
• Lynn Kyle's Macromedia Flash Training Course: A
Digital Seminar on CD-ROM, Prentice Hall; October 2001
• Essential Flash 5 For Web Professionals, Prentice Hall;
December 2000
• Essential Flash 4 For Web Professionals, Prentice Hall;
October 1999