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Personal Information

Name: Bodie Paul Shallenberger

E-Mail address: bcshallen@gmail.com


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Major: English and Professional Writing — Major GPA 3.4 | Concentration in publishing and copyediting content

Minor: African-American Studies

College career spans from August 2006 to May 2011


  • Betty Starkey Memorial Scholarship for English (2006 - 2007)
  • Admitted into Practicum Tutoring Business Writing
  • Honorable Mention in the Kneale Award for Developing Nations Literature in Purdue University’s 2010 79th Annual Literary Awards (2010)


  • Purdue University Professional Writing Club (August 2008 - May 2011)

Work Experience

Orchard Software Corporation, Carmel, Indiana

Range of Work: September 2011 - Present

Position: Technical Writer

  • Provide written documentation support for 3 major medical healthcare laboratory information systems software
  • Write and prepare clear, concise technical programming information to hundreds of laboratories across the country
  • Transcribe, edit, and update software manuals, documentation guides, and design specifications for projects
  • Formulate words and concepts through programmers to convey points and actions that take place within the software
  • Create, edit, and update website information and technical tips as well as corporation information and logistics
Demand Media Studios, Internet Industry

Range of Work: August 2011 - Present

Position: Freelance Writer

  • Research technical material in order to convey topics to readers
  • Proofread articles before submitting to senior editors
  • Write technical, instructional, and topic view articles in AP style that let individuals complete simplified tasks
  • Work closely with online senior editors while keeping stable communication in different geographical locations
The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, West Lafayette, Indiana

Range of Work: March 2011 - June 2011

Position: Student Editor, Student Editorial Board

  • Proofread and copyedited 12 submissions and articles of different technical affiliations using MLA style
  • Worked alongside students and faculty of different collegiate backgrounds—including sciences, engineering, and pharmacy—to edit and style 12 submission entries
  • Formulated ideas and concepts to enhance the effectiveness of the undergraduate journal to better the journal for marketing and communication to different geographical areas
Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana

Range of Work: January 2011 - May 2011

Position: Senior Publishing Intern

  • Updated Press website content creation and managed e-book publications of 15 titles
  • Managed files and digitally archived past book, author, and launch sheet information for 20 titles
  • Reformatted and redesigned content and file arrangement for 10 years of 3 different academic journals to increase Press revenue and to ensure a smooth flow of content
  • Copyedited and proofread online multimedia assets and 4 book titles while writing press releases for said titles that are distributed nationwide for personal and academic use using MLA and AP styles
  • Reviewed academic rights and permissions content for text, graphics, and media while applying legal knowledge of permissions paperwork for 3 academic journals spanning 15 years of issues/volumes
  • Designed advertisements for four major Jewish books that appeared in the catalog Jewish Book World, which is viewed by thousands of scholars and interested beings
Purdue University's Independent Newspaper, The Exponent, West Lafayette, Indiana

Range of Work: January 2007 — May 2007

Position: Staff Reporter

  • Updated and published content—wrote, edited, and published articles
  • Conducted interviews, made appointments, relayed facts in informative format
  • Remained in contact and responded to routine correspondence
  • Remained organized and met article deadlines for the newspaper set
  • Obtained real world experience outside of the building following up on stories
  • Expanded communication skills speaking/interviewing companies and people
  • Interacted with professional graduate students/employees working as journalists
Hillenbrand/Windsor Dining Court

Range of Work: August 2007 — May 2011

Position: Waiter

  • Handle food and food product
  • Serve a mass amount of Purdue students
  • Extremely knowledgeable on OSHA rules and guidelines
  • Prepared in safety and sanitation
  • Fast-paced work environment — set priorities under pressure
  • Prepare food to be eaten
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Range of Work: Summer 2008, Summer 2009

Position: Sales Associate, Lawn and Garden

  • Assisted in customer service
  • Extremely knowledgeable on OSHA rules and guidelines
  • Ran cash register and handled large sums of money
  • Possessed knowledge of all departments within the store
  • Obtained and distributed information from various sources within the store
  • Maintained communication and contact with management
  • Assisted with publicity and promotional offers
  • Performed tasks under extreme pressure while remaining organized
  • Well-informed of all safety guidelines within the store

Computer/Office Skills

  • MLA and AP style guides
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
  • Adobe InDesign CS4
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Contribute CS4
  • Adobe RoboHelp CS4
  • Microsoft Office
  • Apple iMovie
  • Prezi
  • HTML
  • Document Formatting
  • File Conversion
  • Well-organized
  • Able to prioritize under pressure
  • Superb communication skills
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 — Windows Seven
  • Apple Macintosh OS X Leopard
  • Understanding of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition