Who We Are

Susyn Almond


Susyn fell in love with writing in the 7th grade while living in Japan and she's journaled ever since. Her jobs have always included writing tasks and collaborative writing projects. Susyn initiated, solicited and edited The Center for Health Training's first staff communication mechanism for 3 regional offices to enhance interoffice communication. Susyn wrote and edited newsletters for Nixon School, Cross Cultural Center and Richmond Community Music School. At Stanford University, she created numerous marketing and public relations campaigns to promote mandated training for faculty and supervisors.
Susyn received a BA from University of the Pacific and an MBA from Golden Gate University.


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Estelle Broyer


Estelle has a passion for writing and an avid curiosity for technologies. She has worked for nearly ten years in the semiconductor industry as a digital design engineer and engineering manager before starting a new career in technical writing. Estelle obtained her MSEE with a major in microelectronics from CPE Lyon (France). She is taking the professional sequence in technical communications at UC Berkeley Extension to complement years of hands-on experience writing highly technical documentation and training material.

Estelle also has a thing for food and blogs about it at My French Cuisine.


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Marie Highby


Marie has always been fascinated with how people communicate and with words and their power. After beginning her career in the financial services industry, she taught business communications and technical writing at San Jose State University and managed its technical writing certificate program. More recently, Marie founded 2MULES, a leadership coaching and consulting firm, and worked for Synopsys as a technical editor. A lover of books, Marie's reading list includes ones about social media as well as Steve Martin's latest novel and Jules Feiffer's autobiography. In addition to her bachelor's in English, Marie's degrees include an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia and a master's in English from Duke.


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Terri Powers


Terri has been known as “the software engineer who can write!”  She is very proud of her over 15 years’ experience as a full-life-cycle developer delivering fully documented and tested customized database applications across a broad spectrum of industries.  As a developer she was involved in every aspect of documenting her projects:  requirements specification, design documents, inline documentation, user manuals, and training materials.
For the past few years she has been consulting, outside her field of study, and has rediscovered her passion for writing as she pursued opportunities to proofread and edit technical presentations, white papers, technical resumes, and the occasional college term paper.



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