Scott McMahan

2601 N. Quinlan Pk. Rd. Ste. 501 Austin, TX 78732 

Phone: 512-799-5858  

E-Mail: scottcmcmahan@gmail.com  

Work Summary                                                        

My skills in python programming and data analytics acquired through self-teaching and the soon-to-be-completed Data Visualization Bootcamp at UT complement my science and technology journalism background. So, I will be able to help companies visualize and succinctly communicate impactful information derived from data.

Web Developer                                                                                Dec. 2019-Jan 2019  

  • Created WordPress website for realtor at goaustinrealtor.com
  • Wrote instructions for adding and updating photos for galleries

Contributing Editor                                                                        Jan. 2019-July 2019  

  • Technical and content writing and editing for Powerpulse.net  
  • Composed over 500 articles based on press releases, emails, and journal articles, as well as device and component data sheets 
  • Edit photos, images, and charts for site inclusion 
  • Researched complex topics for background 
  • Used WordPress plugin Yoast Professional to improve site ranking 

Technical Writer and Editor                                                           2005-2018

  • Technical and content writer and editor for SolidStateLighting.net, SolidStateLightingDesign.com, and CompoundSemi.com 
  • Wrote 10,000+ articles based on news releases, phone interviews, email correspondence  
  • Drove 1million page views per month in total to the three web sites with help of  SEO 

Web Developer                                                          2002-2018

  • Created websites based upon client requirements and design requests 
  • Composed content to market web sites and increase page views with SEO  
  • Ensured content conformed to client messaging and brand identity 

Educational Software Developer 1997-2000

  • Produced animations and educational material with multimedia tools including Flash, Photoshop, and Director 
  • Created educational content for Agricultural Engineering Department 

Education  

University of Texas                                                                 Nov. 2019 – April 2020

  • Data Analysis and Visualization Boot Camp

Texas A&M University                                                                                 1997-2000

  • Master of Science in Science and Technology Journalism

Texas A&M University                                                                                 1992-1997

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism 

Skills           

  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Python
  • Excel
  • MySQL
  • Content writing and editing about science and technology    
  • Web-based research as well as phone and email interviews  
  • WordPress and other content management systems  
  • AP and APA styles 
  • Microsoft Office, HTML, photo and graphics creation and editing, newsletter creation 
  • Keyword optimization and SEO