When I was in high school I elected to take a class in isometric drafting, becoming the teacher’s first female student in 1975. Learning technical drawing could have led to an internship in an engineering department at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Instead, despite parental protest to the high school principal, the work-study opportunity was awarded to a boy in my class because, the teacher said, “Boys will marry and need to provide for their families.”
So my mother, who worked at DEC, helped me get hired into the Temporary Assistants Group (TAG). I spent two summers working secretarial and administrative jobs in accounting, reception, library, and warehouse before being hired by Digital’s Educational Publishing Group as a technical illustrator. There I learned to design and illustrate instructional books, some of them winning technical publishing awards.
A website’s linear structure is often a poor fit for presenting my non-linear work history. I’ve reorganized this site to simplify navigation through various facets of my work. As part of this update, my books are now presented on their own page. Here is a link to the new page of my Books.
ABOVE: Fig 12 & 13, From Eniac to Univac, Digital Press, 1981
From Eniac to Univac, Digital Press, 1981