Trish Wegert

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Trish Wegert Resume
Last Updated: January 2021


Recent Work Experience

Technical Writer Consultant at NASCO; GeBBS;
100% Remote: Sept 2011 to Dec 2012; March 2013 to Dec 2014; July 2016 to Dec 2016; June 2017 to Nov 2021

  • Analyzed user stories, software specifications, and business requirements to develop, write, and edit end-user documents
  • Facilitated content review cycles with SMEs to verify user guides were technically accurate and consistent with internal style guide, document templates, and Corporate branding standards
  • Participated in Agile development process
  • Coordinated publication life cycle to align with sprint development to ensure the timely publication of end-user documents
  • Created training materials to align with user guide content and delivered live training to support Plan implementation of NASCO-developed applications

Medical Editor Consultant; Almedia Technologies, Inc.; 100% Remote: Sept 2016 to Oct 2021
Omeros Corporation, Kite Pharma

  • Edited and proofed content of Regulatory submission documents, including Clinical Trial Protocols, Safety Narratives, and CMC non-clinical modules, to ensure grammatical correctness and adherence to style and formatting standards outlined in Corporate Style Guide
  • Supported BLA submissions to FDA
  • Authored and maintained versions of Regulatory Style Guide

Senior Technical Writer Consultant at Amgen; SMCI; 100% Remote: Oct 2012 to March 2018

  • Authored, revised, and edited controlled Requirements documents to verify grammatical accuracy, readability, and consistency with Corporate Style Guide, Style Manual for Regulatory Submissions, and controlled document templates
  • Interviewed cross-functional RandD SMEs to analyze existing business processes and documentation to identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Managed document workflows to capture SME reviews, comments dispositions, and approvals using EDMQ controlled document repository
  • Collaborated with IS Business Analyst and System Business Owner to support implementation of RandD Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) System
  • Created MSProject timelines to execute milestones and project deliverables within approval workflow life cycles

Senior Technical Writer; Medtronic Diabetes; Aug 2010 to Oct 2012

  • Analyzed, developed, wrote, and edited device user guides, instructions for use, and HelpLine scripts for diabetes medical devices regulated by FDA
  • Wrote, edited, and maintained content in Vasont content management system (CMS), FrameMaker, and InDesign applications
  • Reviewed and critically analyzed technical manuals, engineering illustrations, and schematics; interviewed SMEs, including product developers, software engineers, clinical research managers, and Regulatory Affairs personnel; and investigated prototype hardware and software to develop and write software online help and installation guides
  • Collaborated with RandD, Regulatory Affairs, and Legal to ensure compliance with FDA regulations, legal requirements, and Corporate marketing branding standards
  • Organized and facilitated quality review boards of content based on established review processes before submission of end-user documents to Regulatory Agencies or for commercialization

Senior Marketing Technical Writer; Micron Technology, Incorporated; Nov 2006 to Dec 2012

  • Wrote, edited, and published all customer-facing technical documents, including data sheets and illustrations, in XML-based CMS environment
  • Wrote and edited all client-facing marketing collateral, including corporate web site content and product brochures
  • Facilitated technical documentation reviews and collaborated with SMEs to publish technical marketing collateral and illustrations
  • Collaborated with business unit product and marketing managers to deliver marketing collateral in conjunction with product campaign strategies
  • Maintained document project schedules
  • Maintained writing group SOPs, style guide, and team SharePoint web site

Medical Marketing Writer Consultant; St. Jude Medical; Oct 2009 to Feb 2010

  • Designed, wrote, and edited all customer-facing medical marketing collateral to support sales of medical devices
  • Adhered to applicable FDA regulations and company SOPs to conduct medical content reviews with Regulatory Affairs, in-house medical physician advisors, and Legal counsel
  • Verified with product managers and design engineers that all technical content and product specifications were technically accurate
  • Collaborated with product managers and graphics designers to execute product launches
  • Ensured medical collateral complied with corporate branding standards

Business Process Analyst; Micron Technology, Incorporated; March 2005 to Nov 2006

  • Interviewed internal customers, including software engineers and product engineers, to analyze and define customer business problems and business practices
  • Wrote and maintained business process documents, including vision documents, use-cases, and system specifications
  • Managed the projects for developing and implementing the appropriate software application solutions for the business problems, including writing project plans and iteration plans and tracking defects and enhancement requests
  • Wrote test case scenarios and then coordinated user acceptance testing for approved solutions
  • Tracked defects and enhancement requests using Rational RequisitePro and organized application iterations to implement requests
  • Coordinated software releases, including writing release notes and other customer communications
  • Facilitated the change management process
  • Created and maintained SharePoint project web sites

IS Technical Writer; Micron Technology, Incorporated; April 2000 to March 2005

  • Researched, organized, and wrote software user manuals, SOPs, and intranet web content to support implementation of proprietary software applications
  • Wrote and customized quick reference cards (QRCs) and FAQs for internal users of third-party applications
  • Collaborated with technical team, including software engineers, to incorporate updated web help into software applications
  • Wrote IT system documentation for software engineers using RUP artifacts
  • Maintained writing group's SOP documentation and tools
  • Designed layout and coded intranet web sites in HTML for IT customers
  • Designed and administered usability tests for software programs and web sites
  • Developed training materials, PowerPoint presentations, and homework assignments and then taught five 16-hour Introduction to Technical writing classes for team members

Medical Writer; Healthwise, Incorporated; July 1998 to April 2000

  • Researched, reviewed and analyzed medical literature, including clinical trials, and then wrote disease-specific medical content for distribution to healthcare professionals and patients
  • Facilitated medical content reviews with in-house physicians and specialist physicians and incorporated requested changes to ensure medical accuracy of the content
  • Planned and coordinated medical content delivery schedules and maintained publication deadlines
  • Ensured medical content complied with corporate style guide and standards
  • Conducted weekly training workshops for medical writing team
  • Participated with team members to develop products and content

Associate Medical Editor; Healthwise, Incorporated; March 1997 to July 1998

  • Edited and proofed all medical content and medical references for grammatical errors, readability, and conformance to corporate style guide
  • Coordinated peer reviews with medical writers
  • Designed, wrote, and maintained corporate style guide and medical topic outlines
  • Conducted weekly writing workshops for the writing team
  • Performed readability analyses on medical content and information products

Computer Skills

  • Document development: Adobe FrameMaker 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 2019; InDesign CS5; Photoshop; Illustrator; and Acrobat X Pro; RoboHelp; Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Visio; EMC2 Documentum (EDM)
  • Content management in XML-based systems: XMetal and Arbortext content editors; Astoria-On-Demand and Vasont databases
  • Web site development: Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and 2003; SnagIt; HomeSite; PaintShop Pro; UltraEdit
  • Project management: Microsoft Project; Rational ClearQuest and RequisitePro


BA, English. University of San Diego, CA. Studied in Oxford, England.

Technical Communications Certificate. Mercer University, GA.

Secondary English, Idaho Teaching Credential. Boise State University, ID.