Pierce Devol: Technical Writer


Proven Technical Writer/IT Engineer seeks to develop clear and concise documentation for your project. Teams I work with can expect:

  • A clear and confident communication style with stakeholders and subject matter experts.

  • A strong base of knowledge in Software and Information Technologies built through experience.

  • Interviews and meetings are efficient and time is well spent.

  • Knowledge at an expert level while writing for every level.


  • Experience with DITA, XML, and other structured authoring techniques and technologies.

  • Principal author and editor of 4 different knowledge bases using Confluence and ServiceNow.

  • Strong and unique ethical background offers insight into the dangers of cultural bias, idiom, and otherwise distracting or offensive language in writing for diverse audiences.

  • Experienced writing with a software development team.

  • Experience working in a CI/DI pipeline with remote repositories, version control, and version tracking alongside the developer’s workflow. (Docs-as-Code workflow)

  • Experience working with Business Analysts in my current.


  • DITA and XML

  • SQL, NoSQL, Non-Relational Databases

  • HTML and CSS

  • Markdown and reStructured Text markup languages

  • JSON and CSV formatting

  • Linux, Windows, and MacOS (OSX) operating systems

  • Computer Hardware Repair

  • Basic Linux and Windows server administrator experience


    • CentOS, Arch, and Ubuntu

    • Active Directory (AD)

  • git and GitHub

  • Content management systems like ServiceNow, Confluence, and AODocs

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud suite

  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills

  • Expert on G Suite Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Smartsheets

  • Lucidchart and Visio diagrams

  • Static site generators such as Sphinx, Hugo, and Jekyll

  • Atlassian products like Jira, Confluence, and ServiceDesk

  • Technical Writing and Editing skills

Writing Experience

  • Systems Administrator Runbooks

  • Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs)

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • End-user documentation:

    • How-tos

    • FAQs

    • Troubleshooting

  • Network and System diagrams

  • Blog content

  • Data Dictionary for a Database.

  • API


  • St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN; Class of 2011; BA majoring in Greek Classics and Religion.

  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; Berkeley, CA; 2011-2013.

Work Experience

Technical Writer III at Sierra Nevada Corporation; March 2020 - Present.

  • Worked documenting our Information Security/Cybersecurity product for

    our US Government Customer.

  • Author of a user guide and data dictionary.

  • Created and maintained complex diagrams describing our product.

  • Held trainings for our product.

  • Presented new features and improvements.

Technical Writer at KDInfotech; November 2018 - September 2020.

  • Supplied writing services for primary biotech client GRAIL Inc.

  • Architect of two IT Knowledge bases.

  • Editor/Ghost Writer of critical infrastructure documentation.

  • A prolific writer of end-user documentation for business-wide


  • Supplied federal compliance documentation for FDA audit.

IT Support Engineer at Twitch/Amazon; December 2016 - October 2018.

  • Authored the majority of end-user documentation.

  • Provided white-glove user support in person.

  • Worked with Remedy and Jira Service Desk for ticketing.

  • Administered multiple SaaS products such as Jira, Confluence, G

    Suite, Lucidchart, Office 365 products, and Jamf.

  • Worked with enterprise-level directory services such as AD and LDAP.

  • Prepared, repaired, and deployed Windows, macOS, and Linux machines.

Technical Service Representative at SmartSource Computer & AV Rentals; employed November 2014 - September 2016.

  • Organized, prepared, and delivered computers and other equipment for

    use in conventions, trade shows & conferences.

  • Focused on asset management and order fulfillment.

  • Imaged large amounts of computers on a daily basis.

Computer Technician at American Tech, Inc; September 2013 to November 2014.

  • Provided break/fix computer services.

  • Performed in-depth malware removal and system cleaning on a daily


  • Learned all the different ways a computer can fail to boot.


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Contact Information



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Mailing Address

Pierce Devol 1370 Hoyt St. Unit 4 Lakewood, CO 80215

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