David Priest

Technical Communications


Thirteen years of technical documentation experience.

Author and editor of thousands of pages of detailed engineering specifications, hardware assembly, hardware maintenance and repair, software installation, and software usage manuals and tutorials.

A self-directed, meticulous worker with a history of staying in-scope and delivery of on-time completion of accurate, thorough documentation of cutting-edge audio technologies used in Disney theme parks, Cirque du Soleil spectacles, Broadway and West End shows, Princess Cruise Lines, and the China 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies; and documentation of advanced network threat analysis tools used by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

Regarding my Mandiant work:

The administrator’s guide is flawless, and the same can be said for the user’s guide. SC Magazine, May 2011


Technical proficiency in words, structures, and production.

Excellent English language skills, particularly regarding documentation of work processes, mechanical assembly, software interface descriptions and usage, and project proposal language.

Advanced technical skills in the use of DocBook XML, DocBook XSL:FO, XSLT, XPATH, XMLSH, RenderX XEP, XMLMind, and oXygen authoring tools in a Unix environment. Expert user of Adobe, Microsoft, Corel, and other professional tool sets.

Experience in developing web applications using the Django framework, Python, PostgreSQL, Apache, Git, Mercurial, and other associated programming and development tools.

Excellent eye for page layout.