Rita Lewis

10606 Maplecrest Lane Potomac, MD 20854 USA
Website: http://wordstoweb.net

Professional Experience

Designing web sites is a passion. As a computer expert, I've given lectures, taught classes, written books, and conducted research, but nothing satisfies my curiosity for technology, arts, and electronic media like web design. Taking a simple concept and turning it into a quality marketing device is my singular goal, and I relish each step in that process. I am expert in using both PHP-based Open Source content management systems, such as Joomla/Mambo, WordPress, OSCommerce, or HTML to build store fronts, brochure-type, and blog sites for non-profit and small-business clients.


Content Editor (online)
25 Years
Web Designer
10 Years
Social Media
5 Years


Books & Literature
15 Years
19 Years
2 Years


Independent Feature Film
5 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
15 Years
Online/new media
19 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

McMillan Computer Publishing (6-10), O'Reilly & Associates (1-2), Peachpit Press (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Alex's Art Loft (3-5), Interfaith Community Against Domestic Violence (3-5), Shayanne Productions (3-5), Mobile Medical Care, Inc. (1-2), Children's Innovative Therapy Group, LLC (1-2), Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center (1-2), Open Education Resources For Cancer (3-5), Noahide Nations (1-2)

Other Work History

Web Content Manager and designer, CTIS, Inc.; Web Content Manager, designer, and managing editor, Preventive Medicine, Inc.; Webmaster, Editor, and PR Associate for The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Technical Skills

Photo editing (Photoshop, ImageReady, and Fireworks), Web Design (Dreamweaver, GoLive), Content Management (Mambo/Joomla), Bulletin Board management (SMF), E-Commerce Solutions (OSCommerce, ZenCart, E-Mal Shopping Cart), Technical Writing

Foreign Language Skills




Computer Skills

Mambo/Joomla, OSCommerce (Classic, CRELoaded, & OSMax), SMF, B2Evolution, WordPress, TypePad, Live Journal, Gallery 2, Mac OS X, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Acrobat, Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, Office, ZenCart, CSS


Digital camera (Canon SureShot), iMac G5, HP OfficeJet All-In-One Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax, HP Laptop

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. Citizen


upon request


11/2002 Present International Webmasters Association 7/2001 - Present Association of Macintosh Trainers Member 9/1998 - Present Author's Guild Member 9/1998 - Present Computer Press Association Member 7/1979 - 9/1995 Society of Technical Communications Senior member

Work Samples


Joomla! website supporting independent movie and non-profit.
Joomla! event website with video, blog, online payment system.
Joomla! website with Flash slideshow, blog, and catalog for chocolate company.
Joomla and Mosaic magazine website with searchable catalog