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S. Elektra Hammond
P.O. Box 85
Odessa, DE 19730-0085
(607) 279-6047

Software Environments:
WIN98/2000/NT, Linux, VM/CMS, DOS, MVS/TSO, VS, TOPS-20, TOPS-10, VMS

Languages and Packages:
C/C++, BAL, Java, PL/I, html, Javascript, Word Perfect, Word, Quattro Pro, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop, FoxPro, FORTRAN, Pascal, VS Assembler, APL, Algol, Basic, LISP, EXEC, EXEC2, REXX, PROLOG, CA-DATACOM (DATA-DICTIONARY, IDEAL, DATAQUERY), Pagemaker, SAS, SPSS, INTELLECT, VS Script.

December, 1984 - MS in Computer Science, SUNY-Binghamton.
included courses in: Databases, Algorithms, languages, architecture, and compiler design

2005/2006 - Online continuing education from Editorial Freelance Association (EFA)
included courses in: grammar, copyediting, copyediting electronically

2002/2003 - Tompkins Cortland Community College
non-degree classes in: Web Design, Programming in Java, Programming in C++, Writing for the Web

September 1987 - enrolled in P/T MBA program, Bentley University, McCallum Graduate School of Business.
courses included management and accounting

May, 1983 - BA in Computer Science, Cornell University

Work Experience:
September 1998 - Present
Freelance Editor, Copyeditor, and Proofreader   Until Midnight, P.O. Box 85, Odessa, DE 19730
Edit, and copyedit/proofread fiction, primarily for Dark Quest Books,, Double Dragon, Baen Books, SRM Publisher, Ltd., and Windhaven Press.
Copyedit non-fiction, including The Cat Breeders' Handbook and several magazines, including award-winning Bengals Illustrated.

September 1994 - July 2009
Consultant/Software Development    Troika Systems, 130 Lake Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
Software development in C. Website development. Database development and maintenance under FoxPro.

August 2001 - June 2002
Webmaster    Academic Computing Center at the Engineering Library (ACCEL), 247 Carpenter Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Website design and development. Web research.

January 1999 - October 1999
Programmer/Analyst    The CBORD Group, Inc., 61 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Design code, test, maintain, intergrate software for systems used in the administration of institutional food service and related departments.

December 1997 - August 1998
Product Engineer    Pathlight Technologies, 9 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Tested hardware/firmware/software under Solaris. Created and documented shell scripts to facilitate test procedures. Wrote test specifications and test plans. Developed utilities (in C) to run on a realtime operating system (VXworks).

May 1992 - June 1993
Consultant    Butler Services Group Inc., 110 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 460, Montvale, NJ 07645
Worked onsite at Corning Inc., debugged and enhanced a Corporate Education and Registration system, written in CA-IDEAL. Handled communication and coordination with Technical Services as well as user support. Became the only support person for the system. Produced appropriate documentation for both the technical side and the user.

August 1991 - May 1992
Lecturer    Department of Math and Computer Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York 14850
Taught introductory courses CS110: Introduction to Computers [for use in business] and CS157: Computers and You, and Fortran Programming. Wrote lectures, homework assignments, quizzes and labs following a general content outline provided by the college. Selected material to be covered in some cases. Used a variety of hardware including networked PCs and a VAX cluster. Gave individual aid to particular students when needed.

September 1989 - August 1991
Database Analyst    Emerson Power Transmission, 620 South Aurora Street, Ithaca, New York 14850
Created the MVS version of a VSE utility (RAPS3UTL) complete with user's manual and technical documentation. Wrote preprocessor routines and utilities in BAL under MVS to aid in a VSE to MVS conversion. Provided support for all aspects of database applications using CA-DATACOM products. Was the motivation behind an effort to create standards for newly acquired products (IDEAL) and to review and document current standards. Researched and implemented additional security measures. Built User Requirements tables and Dataviews, as well as designing and building new databases via DataDictionary. Provided other programmers with an interactive tool to create their own User Requirement's tables, fully tested and documented.

September 1988 - August 1989
Senior Technical Consultant    AGS Information Services, Waltham, MA
Worked onsite at IBM Glendale on CP and CMS Component test of ESA. Participated in all phases of test: Development of a test plan, confirmation of current functionality, enhancement and testing of a "test tool", and actual testing in several different environments, including use of a PC to drive mainframe testing.

April 1988 - September 1988
Senior Systems Programmer    Cornell Computer Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850
Upgraded programs from VM/SP to VM/XA. Worked on known bugs in service virtuals.

July 1986 - April 1988
Software Engineer II    WANG Laboratories Inc., One Industrial Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01851
Developed, tested and debugged various optical disk utilities, including user interfaces and external documentation. Developed, tested and debugged various pieces of a microfilm-based imaging system, including a copy server and printer server, working in VS Assembly Language. Helped develop tools to test the imaging system. Integrated with tasks written by other groups, as well as with hardware support. Wrote necessary external documentation.

April 1985 - July 1986
Software Engineer    Artificial Intelligence Corp., 100 Fifth Avenue, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154
Enhanced and test portions of INTELLECT (a natural language database interface) involving the use of SQL and VSAM databases and sequential files. Worked closely with Quality Assurance on determination and resolution of problems. Translated and debugged programs from PL/I to C.

December 1983 - March 1985
Programmer    IBM Corporation, Endicott, New York 13760
Designed, coded and tested programs written in PL/I and BAL for use in computer-aided manufacturing. Modified and updated existing system code to reflect design changes. Created external documentation using SCRIPT.

IBM 30XX, IBM PC, IBM 43XX, SUN, IBM 370, WANG VS 6/85/100/7300, DECsystem 20, DECsystem 10, VAX, WANG PC, Machintosh

Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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