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Georgy Ivanovich Blagodatov
September 2006 – now Yandex LLC
Documentation Manager and Team Leader
I came to Yandex to design technical documentation for entire Company from scratch, and to build a documentation team. I’ve chosen the DITA XML documentation standard. My team is providing user’s and developer’s guides, API reference books. We’ve designed a technical documentation portal for Yandex.
Yandex is the absolute leader among Russian-speaking Web portals, and one of the largest search engines. It is the fastest growing IT company in Russia. Yandex provides a lot of other services, including free email, electronic payment system and so on. HQ are located in Moscow.
I am one of the ex-Borland specialists who organize the Saint-Petersburg office for Yandex LLC.
August 2004 – August 2006 Borland Software Corporation
I have been involved in the following Borland projects: Together, Delphi, CaliberRM, and ECO. Find below brief descriptions of my tasks.
Authoring content in English, supervising structure, graphic design.
Implementation of the new Borland structured XML-based documentation architecture (similar to DITA). Migration of large documentation projects to XML.
Development of documentation and online help in the following formats: Microsoft Help 2.x, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help, PDF, and HTML.
Maintenance of the documentation Web site.
November 2002 – July 2004 Monolit-Info
Expert in Documentation and Marketing
I designed and implemented the documentation system for a huge ERP project called Monolit SQL. I designed the documentation architecture, structure, style, and templates, trained writers and set up applications and file repository for them. I authored and edited a lot of content. Then I started with the following tasks.
Design and maintenance of the company Web sites.
Development of the marketing strategy for Monolit-Info. I created white papers, press releases, and other promotional and presentation materials in Russian and English, designed the corporate style, performed public relations and direct marketing actions.
April 1996 – November 2002 NOVAVOX AG
I started in the department of documentation, online help, user interface, and localization, and finally became its leader. NOVAVOX AG (now Seversoft) is a Swiss-Russian company that develops a well-known computer telephony system called Smartphone. Find below brief descriptions of my responsibilities.
Documentation and online help in English
Software and documentation localization (up to 10 languages)
Technical writing and translation
Supplementary software development
I performed all these tasks myself and managed a team of up to 15 people. The documentation project is ca. 2000 pages per one language.
I was also involved in many other tasks, including ISO 9001 certification process.
1995-1997 Armenian Community of Saint-Petersburg
I provided design and pre-press services for the community.
We published the community newspaper, booklets, and other materials.
Content technologies and architectures: DITA, XML, Microsoft Help 2.x, WinHelp, HTMLHelp, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help, Adobe PDF, Wiki, Web sites
Publishing tools: Syntext Serna, Arbortext Epic, Adobe FrameMaker, Web Works Publisher, QuarkXPress, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver, other
Graphic tools: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand, Corel Draw, other
Sound tools: Finale, Samplitude, Cakewalk, SoundForge, Audition, other
Platforms: Windows (any), OS/2, DOS, Linux, Eclipse
Programming: C/C++, Basic, Pascal/Delphi, InstallShield, scripts
Standards: UML, Agile Development, ISO 9001, other
2006-2007 Saint-Petersburg State University
Business education diploma
Faculty of Management, specialty: “Enterprise Management.”
1994-2000 Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Master’s degree in the computer science
Faculty of Engineering Cybernetics, specialty 552808: Information Systems and Computer Software. My diploma topic is: “Object Oriented Design in Computer Telephony.”
Practice in the Central R&D Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics.
Bachelor’s degree in the computer science
Faculty of Engineering Cybernetics, specialty 220100: Computers, computer systems, and networks. My diploma topic is: “Firewalls in computer networks.”
1999 Microsoft Certified Professional
My certification topic is: “Implementing and supporting Windows NT”
1984-1994 High school #321
I graduated with honors (awarded with a gold medal).
I studied in the advanced class with additional courses at the State University of Economics and Finance.
At the same time I graduated cum laude from the School of Music.
I took several courses of the English (advanced) and German (beginner) languages.
I’m getting a diploma in music (playing pipe organ, harpsichord, and carillon).
I play piano with the University orchestra. I am also a commercial director of the orchestra.
I’ve got background in photography and digital imaging.
I can work in a team, alone, or as a team leader.
I’ve got no health problems. I don’t smoke.
I am located in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I spend a large amount of time in Moscow now. Foreign passport is available (2003-2008).
I have a car driving license.
Find more information on my personal web site and in the LinkedIn network.