Elizabeth E. Crane
435 Eureka Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 826-5228


University of Pennsylvania, BA in English, with honors, 1987
Philomathean Society, scriba 1985, Editor, Philomel magazine, 1986

Work History

1994-present    Freelance writer, San Francisco
Computer-related, Internet-related, and general interest writing.
Publications include a book, Yahooligans! Way Cool Web Sites, and articles for:

general interest print magazines: Woman's Day, Kids Activities for Families
(a Woman's Dayquarterly), Where San Francisco, HipMama

tech and computer print magazines: PCWorld, Smart Business, InfoWorld,
InfoSecurity News, Open Computing

Web sites: ChickClick, Dadsworld, MSN Underwire, MyTeam, Web Review

newspapers and newsletters: San Francisco Examiner Magazine, Castro Star
newspaper, San Francisco Observer newspaper, Autodesk's Federal Bulletin

Work includes business case studies, local merchant interviews, comparative reviews, food and travel,
Internet reviews, first-person narratives, and artist profiles.

1998-present    Quality Assurance Tester and Web Host, Well Engaged, Sausalito
Work as part of a team to implement bug testing on Internet discussions software. Responsible for reporting
and following-up on bug reports, working on a tight deadline, and maintaining own schedule. Host duties include
maintaining and directing online conversations.

1991-92    Office Manager, Polyglot Language Service, San Francisco
Responsible for over-seeing every aspect of the translation process from the hiring of the translator to delivering
the finished product. Helped develop new payroll systems, filing systems, and data tracking systems. Job required
extensive client contact, hiring of assistants, and knowledge of various computer platforms, software, and desktop publishing.

1987-91    Caterer, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco
Worked both as a self-employed chef and for other catering operations. Oversaw menu development, directed staff,
orchestrated parties, prepped and cooked food for hundreds, or for twelve.

Equal facility in PC or Macintosh computing. Well-versed in Microsoft Word. Internet savvy. E-mail enabled.