Technical Writing Portfolio

A growning selection of writing samples

Technical Documentation & Research

Software Installation Guide:
Installing AMPPS on Windows 10 and Setting up Wordpress using the Softaculous Auto-installer

AMPPS is a free server software stack created by Softaculous. It includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, MongoDB, Perl and Python, a popular server software stack used by millions of websites. Also included with the AMPPS stack is the Softaculous auto-installer. The free version of Softaculous gives developers one click access to 55 popular open-source web applications, while the optional premium version includes access to hundreds more.

The purpose of this document is to assist new WordPress users with setting up a Wordpress website locally on their Windows 10 computer for development purposes. The process requires installing a local Apache server and MySQL database, which can be complicated for new users. This guide walks users through the process of using the AMPPS software stack to streamline the installation of Wordpress.

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Standard Operating Procedure:
Clear Cache Contents in Google Chrome

The purpose of this document is to assist users with clearing the cache contents in their Google Chrome browser. In some circumstances, deleting the cache may fix certain problems or improve browser performance.

This procedure applies to:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Windows 10x

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Research Paper:
Optimal Diet Options for Preventing and Managing Type 2 Feline Diabetes

Type 2 feline diabetes is a common disease. The most important, controllable risk factor that cat owners need to be aware of is obesity. Many commonly available cat foods have a nutritionally poor composition. The goal of this research is to determine the proper nutritional composition to meet the unique dietary needs of the domestic cat’s digestive system. This report presents a further overview of type 2 feline diabetes, its causes, and concludes with specific dietary recommendations.

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Research Examination:
The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents

In 2018, Pew Research Center released an analysis of Census Bureau statistics on unmarried parents in America dating back to 1968. The analysis revealed the changing profile of unwed American parents living with one or more children under the age of 18. Below are two charts taken from the analysis that highlight how the data has changed over time ( Chart 1 ), and the change in demographics among unmarried parents from 1968-2017 ( Chart 2 ).

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Additional Writing Samples

blog post: informational
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Informational
blog post: educational
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Educational
blog post: instructional
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Instructional
blog post: educational
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Educational
blog post: educational
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Educational
blog post: informational
  • Type: Blog post
  • Category: Informational
social media: @hikeSD
  • Type: Social Media
  • Category: Informational
copywriting: corporate branding
  • Type: Copywriting
  • Category: Corporate Branding
copywriting: product insert
  • Type: Copywriting
  • Category: Product Insert
copywriting: product description
  • Type: Copywriting
  • Category: Product Description