Laura Malt Schneiderman


Web Developer and Professional Writer

Contact:

lois.lane2006@yahoo.com

 

Samples of Work:

Squirrel Hill Historical Society

Texas Environmental Studies and Analysis, LLC

Career Center, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Career Center, Catalyst Connection

Pittsburgh Technology Council News (everything but the State of the Industry Report)

Black Belt Club, C.S. Kim Karate

 

Additional Consulting Work:

Newsletter Editor, the Pittsburgh Family Cooperative (a social organization for young families): Write, edit, and develop bi-monthly newsletter [sample newsletter, PDF 320 K]

Writer, SHADY AVE magazine: reported and wrote stories for quarterly journal aimed at Pittsburgh's East End and Fox Chapel residents

 

Experience:

Web Consultant and Writer, 2005-present

Web Developer, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Catalyst Connection 2000-2004

Web Master, TissueInformatics Inc., 1999-2000

Multimedia Producer, vs|interactive (formerly Visual Symphony), 1997-1999

HTML Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1997

Web Consultant, Project Link to Learn, Summer 1997

Web Developer, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 1996-1997

Web Designer, University of Pittsburgh Placement Service, 1995

Journalist, (Greensburg, Pa.) Tribune-Review, 1994-1995. Most famous for story of man buried in his Corvette.

Journalist, Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, 1991-1994. Most well-known for story of boy who got his tongue stuck to the freezer. Won state-wide award in 1993 for series on local prisoners of war from World War II.

Journalist covering technology-related issues and cable TV, Electronic Media magazine (now TelevisionWeek, a Crain Communications publication), Washington, D.C., bureau, 1989-1990

Researcher and Writer, Crain Communications Inc., Washington, D.C., bureau, 1987-1989. Wrote for Business Marketing (now BtoB), Advertising Age, Crain's Chicago Business, Business Insurance.

 

Education:

Master of Science, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1997.
Thesis: "Evolving De Facto Standards on the Web"

Bachelor of Journalism, cum laude, University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1987.

Boston University College of Communication, 1983-84.

 

Special Skills:
  • Database-driven web site development and design
  • Relational database development
  • Strong writing and editing abilities, including ability to customize content for web environment
  • Graphic art capabilities, including web art and gif animations

     

  • Technical Skills:

    ColdFusion
    ASP.NET
    Microsoft SQL Server (MS-certified in system administration) and Access
    Adobe Photoshop


    Awards:
  • First place for a news series, Pennsylvania Women's Press Association, 1993
  • National Merit Scholar, 1983