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Person: Cynthia Gaskins

Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

Professional Resume

Ms. Gaskins is detailed oriented and has over 19 years of editing, administrative, office management, and proofreading experience. As a Software Engineer, she has been involved in all phases of the systems/software engineering life cycle, from requirements analysis, design, and development to implementation. Work experience encompasses the development of several Internet-based systems using HTML, JavaScript, PL/SQL, and JAVA for generating static and DHTML. Background includes systems/software analysis and design; software engineering, software development, web site design and development, web graphics, HTML conversion, configuration management, quality assurance, web site testing and analysis, network administration, user technical support, and software and system documentation.


• Internet-Based Systems

• Web Site Design and Development

• Web Site Usability

• Web Graphics

• Technical Writing

• Office Administration

Proficient in various MAC/PC computer applications presentation/graphics, word processing, spreadsheet, and database management


• Diploma in Internet Specialist, Stratford Career Institute, 1998

• Certificate, MS Project 4.0 Introduction, CompUSA, Jul 98, (.7 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to Object Technology, ZDU Online, Jul 99, (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to HTML Part 1, ZDU Online, Jul 99, (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to Web Site Design, ZDU Online, Oct 99 (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to Programming in JAVA, ZDU Online, Aug 99 (3 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Internet Advertising, ZDU Online, Aug 99 (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to HTML Part 2, ZDU Online, Aug 99, (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Getting Started in Computer Programming,, Mar 00 (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to Dynamic HTML w/IE4,, Apr 00 (3 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Promote Your Web Site in 5 Days,, Apr 00 (1 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Active Server Pages, Level 1,, May 00 (3 ceu credits)

• Certificate, C++ Programming, Level 1,, May 00 (3 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Introduction to UNIX,, Jul 00 (3 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Microsoft Publisher 2000,, Oct 00 (2 ceu credits)

• Certificate, C++ Programming, Level 2,, Oct 00 (4 ceu credits)

• Certificate, Fundamentals of Computer Programming,, Nov 00 (3 ceu credits)


Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA, Oct. 2003 to Present

Newspaper Carrier

Provide home delivery of local newspaper to over 420+ customers on a daily bases. Handle all the bookkeeping of billing customers and collecting monthly payments.

iHosting Webs, LLC, Fredericksburg, VA, Apr. 1999 to Present

Website Hosting & Development/Retail Sales

Provide support in designing and maintaining client’s websites and hosting their domains. Maintain all the customer’s accounts details to meeting with them to discuss their business ideas, signing contracts, bookkeeping, and to keep them aware of new possibility of expanding their businesses.

Provided service to customer’s on retail merchandise from selecting items, locating items, and shipping details of orders placed. Maintain all the AP/AR to vendors and customers.

7-11, Fredericksburg, VA, Feb. 2005 to Sept. 2005 / Apr. 2003 to Sept. 2003 / Aug. 2002 to Jun 2003

Sales Associate

Provide customer counter sales to customers in a convenience store. Placed in charge of training new employees on day-to-day operation procedures. The training consisted of working the register, stocking retail merchandise, cleaning the facility inside and out, and keeping order in the cooler area of beverages.

Systems Research and Applications International, Inc., Fairfax, VA, 1996 to Jul 2002.

Software Engineer/Web Developer for Defense Information Systems Center

February 1999 – July 2002

Provides web site and application development support for the DoD’s S&T InfoWeb rapid application development effort, which employs HTML, and JAVA software for generating static and dynamic HTML, JavaScript, and DHTML. Perform configuration management, quality assurance, and testing activities, ensuring conformance to set standards and specifications. Supports the InfoWeb, Collaboration Tool, Defense S&T Planning, Defense S&T Reliance, Virtual Technology Expo, and BioSystems ( web sites. Serves as the lead on the Technology Area Review and Assessment (TARA) ( analysis, design, and development for the site. Maintenance of the FEDSIM project site located at ( Coordinates software, system, functional, and project-related documentation from development to delivery. Responsible for document layout, editing, proofreading, and production.

March 1996 – February 1999 / Executive Assistant

Provided support to the Director and Program Manger of the Corporate Information Management (CIM) division on a variety of Information Resource Management (IRM) projects, including BPR workshops, training programs, briefings, brochures, and proposal efforts for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence). Maintained the SRA BE-Net web site for CIM. Responsible for the document design, editing, proofreading, and production on several projects. Coordinating tasks and served as the word processor, graphic design and database management. Served as the Facilitator coordinator within the company to provide guest speakers for bi-monthly group sessions. Provided editorial, graphics, and production support for the DoN group and the Marine Corps project. Maintained calendars, conferences, internal reports, office equipment, correspondence, requisition supplies and files.

Temporary Solutions, Woodbridge, VA, Sep 1995 to Mar 1996

Administrative Assistant

Various temporary assignments for commercial companies such as (Basic Technology, Inc. and Corning Hazelton). Responsible for document layout, editing, proofreading, and production. Involved in developing reports, briefings, performing office duties filing, faxing, mailing, spreadsheets, maintaining technical databases, and email documents.

MRI, Inc., Fairfax, VA, Apr 1994 to Apr 1995

Senior Desktop Publisher

Designed the layout and format for the Technical Digest for Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division using QuarkXpress. Xeroxing and binding DoD client documents. Prepared presentations, charts, and drawings for DoD clients from the Pentagon. Converted PC and MAC diskettes for proper format conversions for customers. Assisted in scheduling and managing client meetings and conferences. Scanned documents and provided clean up and formatting of documents into proper formats. Data entry on spreadsheets, databases, and coding of various documents. Responsible of invoicing, updating, and filing of client files. Established formatting guidelines and configuration management procedures to ensure compliance with proposal requirements.

Global Associates, Ltd., Arlington, VA, Jul 1991 to Apr 1994

Executive Secretary

Provided assistance to the President, Executive Vice President, and three other Vice President’s in general office duties such as typing, filing, presentations, arrange meetings, answering phones, and maintain calendars. Assisted on classified proposals with coordinating and word processing.

Core Personnel, Inc., Tysons Corner, VA, Mar 1987 to Jun 1991


Various temporary assignments for commercial companies such as (Fairfax Park Authority, RJO, Mandex, ManTech, and Office of Naval Research). Responsible for document layout, editing, proofreading, and production. Involved in developing reports, briefings, performing office duties filing, faxing, mailing, spreadsheets, and maintaining databases.

SAIC, McLean, VA, Jun 1986 to Jan 1987

Office Administrator

Security Controller for the classified material and documents in the SCIF area. Performed personnel interviews for the company’s relocation opportunities of Engineers. Established formatting guidelines and configuration management procedures to ensure compliance with proposals. Provided general office duties and assisted other areas of the company when needed.

Central Intelligence Agency, McLean, VA, Jul 1985 to Jun 1986

Executive Secretary

Assigned to the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Mail and Courier division. Responsibility of seventy-six employees timecards, sick leave, overtime, and attendance records. Typed vehicle accident reports, office correspondences, and courier routes. Helped in other divisions when they needed assistance such as Motor Pool, Procurement, and the Head Office.


Hardware: IBM-compatible PCs and MAC

Operating Systems: Novel NetWare v3.12, Microsoft Windows 2000, 98, 95 and 3.1

Software: MS Office 2000, 97, 95 in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and Access; MS FrontPage 2000 and 98; WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1; Adobe PhotoShop 5.0, Adobe Illustrator 5.5; PaintShop Pro 6.0; UltraEdit-32; QuarkXpress 3.31; PageMaker 5.0; PhotoImpact 4.2; MacDraw II, MacDraw Pro; CorelDraw 5.0; Lotus Notes; Freehand 3.0; Allaire Homesite 4.0; Linkbot Pro 4.1; Adobe Acrobat; WinZip; CoffeeCup; SQL Navigator; Oracle for Windows 95

Languages: HTML, DHTML, (Intermediate level) - PL/SQL, ASP, JavaScript, JAVA, XML, C++

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