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Welcome

My name is Jim Sheedy and I am a website developer and technical writer with over 20 years of professional experience. My specialty is designing and implementing dynamic Web sites for academic organizations and small businesses. I can also teach onsite writing workshops in technical writing.

Dynamic Web Pages

I primarily work with the OpenSource database MySQL, but I can also work with Microsoft Access or SQLite. I would be happy to do the following for your organization:

  • Design a database schema and dynamic web pages that can update and report on the data stored in the database.
  • Design and implement online forms. For example, set up online registration forms for website users, and internal forms that staff can use to insert form information into an existing database.
  • Access the data through Web pages that contain PHP or ASP scripting code. When appropriate, I can access the data asynchronously using Ajax and JavaScript for a more seamless user experience.

Writing Training

For over 10 years, I have been teaching technical and business writing for Duke University's Office of Continuing Studies and for the North Carolina Writers' Network. I offer the following training services:

  • Onsite writing workshops. Topics include writing software documentation, procedural guides, reports, and proposals.
  • A workshop on writing skills for work-related writing (I teach this workshop through the Center for Business and Technical Writing, a program of the North Carolina Writers' Network). The course covers the fundamentals of effective communication: conciseness, word choice, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and more.