Barbara Donohue

Athens, OH USA

Professional Experience

A resourceful writer, ghostwriter, and journalist specializing in mechanical technologies, covering technology, science, business and general topics. M.I.T.-educated mechanical engineer with 15 years industrial experience in engineering, 20+ years as a writer and editor in journalism, marketing communications and technical documentation. Personable, professional, flexible and thorough. Skilled at turning technology into English and making complex material easy to understand. Writing: Articles, white papers, case studies, catalog copy, press releases, company and staff profiles, explaining technology, user guides, special projects. Ghost-writing: Creating articles for the trade press based on interviews with subject experts. Providing clients an authoritative presence in trade publications with minimal client effort. Web Content: Application notes, success stories, technology overviews, product details. Clear, concise copy, written for easy readability on-screen.


Technical Writer
24 Years
5 Years
22 Years


Business (general)
7 Years
24 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
12 Years
Newspaper - Community
10 Years
24 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

24 Years

Other Work History

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - editing, writing, indexing Bose - Science writer, home entertainment products Wintriss Controls- tech and marketing writer Panametrics - tech writer Harvard Post Newspapers, Inc., Editor, The Bolton Common, a small-town weekly newspaper

Foreign Language Skills

French: reading only.

Computer Skills

MS office suite (experienced); Acrobat; Freehand, Illustrator FrameMaker, Quark XPress (intermediate)


Desktop, laptop, digital camera and video, digital voice recorder.

Work Permits & Visas

US citizen


New England Science Writers (NESW) Editorial Freelancers Association

Work Samples


(Today's Machining World 3/1/2008)
Coverage of "designer alloys" and custom sourcing options for metals.
(Today's Machining World 6/1/2007)
Coverage of lab analysis and handheld x-ray fluorescence instruments relating to positive material identification in the machine shop.
(Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News 11/1/2006)
Coverage of the 2006 International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest machining exhibition in the US. For a Singapore-based metalworking magazine.
(Today's Machining World 3/1/2009)
In March 2009 A very special class of materials can “remember� their shape. After deformation you can just heat them and they return to their original form. . . It’s expensive and hard to machine, but Nitinol is perfect for applications that require one or m
(Forward (Metals Service Center Institute) 5/8/2013)
About CermaClad, a new method of cladding metal with corrosion- and wear-resistant coatings from the MesoCoat company.

Business Profiles

(Cityscapes Books 11/1/2008)
Profile of a manufacturing company for Indianapolis Visions, a book profiling the city of Indianapolis, Ind.
(Cityscapes Books 11/1/2008)
Business profile of a manufacturing company for Indianapolis Visions, a book that profiles the city of Indianapolis, Ind.
(Dance Retail News 10/1/2005)
Profile of Motion Unlimited, a dancewear store in Chicago
(Dance Retail News 9/1/2005)
Profile of June's Dancewear, a shop in Texas.


(Cheer Biz News 10/1/2006)
Article about business partnerships for owners of cheerleading programs.
(The Better World Report 4/1/2009)
Article for a publication of the Association of University Technology Managers, about an environmentally sound termite control product developed at University of Florida and licensed to a pest control company.
(Today's Machining World 5/1/2007)
Article about employee medical insurance for a manufacturing trade magazine.
(The Better World Report 4/1/2009)
Article for a publication of the Association of University Technology Managers, describing an agricultural product developed at Cornell and licensed to a company for production and distribution.
(Today's Machining World 7/1/2006)
Article for a trade magazine about how to select employees who have the right stuff for working in metal manufacturing.

Articles written for clients to appear under their bylines

(St. Louis Small Business Monthly 1/1/2007)
Article ghostwritten for Textron Financial