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John Ross


Technical Writer and Editor, Business Process Specialist

About Me

I work as an independent technical writer, editor, and owner of "The Soaring Scribe Productions" and as a Business Process Specialist for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation. My emphasis in writing includes strategic risk management, compliance, industrial technologies, electronic devices, computers and networks, and telecommunications technologies. My work includes books, manuals, articles, white papers, and blogs for national and international clients. In addition, I teach English Composition 101, English Composition 102, and Political Science in the virtual environment. My work as a Business Process Specialist covers strategy mapping, process workflows within the energy utility industry, application of the Balanced Scorecard approach, the use of metrics and key performance indicators, and technical documentation. During July 2014, I concluded 25 years of service to Fort Hays State University. Within that service to the institution, I worked in a variety of progressively complex upper administrative positions and led several large-scale projects. I also provided leadership for twelve different higher education accreditation teams through the Higher Learning Commission. My educational background includes a Master of Science Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. I have an extensive background in electronics theory and an Associates Degree in Electronics from Devry. I have also completed the MIT OpenCourseWare Energy courses that cover power transmission systems, alternative energy systems, and energy market policy and regulation.

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My Writing Samples

PCB Design and CAD Software

"PCB Design and CAD Software" discusses the use of design rules in the PCB design process.


Using 360-Degree Cameras to Boost Productivity

This article discusses the use of 360-degree cameras in the construction industry.


DDR3 Memory Interfaces and Topologies in PCB Design

This article discusses the impact of DDR3 memory interfaces on PCB design.


Transforming the Electrical Power Industry with Predictive Analytics

This article discusses the impact of the Internet of Things and predictive analytics on the maintenance operations of electric utilities.



Technical Writer and Editor

I have authored books, articles, white papers, blogs, and content for online texts and courses. Much of my past work focused on technologies from the component level of electronics to the systems level. My recent work includes articles about industrial technology topics, case studies, white papers about the impact of strategic risk management on people and policies, a white paper about the implementation of predictive analytics for an energy utility company, an internal audit manual, and a software users guide. I also provided expertise as a senior editor on the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise re-branding project for Cohesion, Inc.

Company: self-employed

I worked there from 12/1999 until now

Adjunct Faculty - English Department

Instructor for virtual English Composition 101 and English Composition 102 Students include traditional university age learners and adult learners Student demographics include domestic and international learners

Company: Fort Hays State University

I worked there from 8/2005 until now

Business Process Specialist

I work as a member of the Strategic Projects Group and contribute to the Corporation's ICARE2020 strategy with review and suggestions for objectives, objective measures, initiatives, and prioritization. Within this interaction, I have the opportunity to interact closely with the Executive Team and with the Palladium Group. In addition, I provide expertise for business process analysis and participate as a member of the Change Management and Resource Management Teams. I also provide writing and research skills as I attempt to align corporate policies and procedures with the APQC process framework. One of my projects involves the use of the balanced scorecard concept and the cascading of the balanced scorecard approach throughout the corporation. The work with the balanced scorecard has also allowed me to focus on short- and long-term key process indicators. While assisting with the implementation of the Sunflower strategy, I also assist the External Communication group with strategic communication.

Company: Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

I worked there from 7/2015 until now

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