Impact Technical Publications Al Kemp

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Al Kemp is Impact's owner, project manager, and chief consultant. A specialist in highly advanced technologies, Al uses his strong business experience and technical skills to get clients the results they need.

For over 30 years he has communicated the knowledge required to invest in, develop, market, sell, use, and support telecommunications, hardware, and software products including Web 2.0 business activity monitoring, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), programming languages, sales automation, data modeling, database design, information resource management, business reengineering, solid modeling, computer-aided design (CAD), particle accelerator modeling, plasma physics simulations, and vision systems for manufacturing automation.

Al's book, the White Paper Writing Guide, shows how to achieve marketing goals by explaining technical ideas. His 24-page Business Case Primer, shows how to prepare a business case. Both publications are free and have been downloaded thousands of times.

Before starting Impact, Al was product publications manager at Unicad, a high-tech start-up company, and documentation team leader at Columbine Systems (now Harris Corporation).

Al holds an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in writing with a minor in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Al is a senior member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. He has served as chapter secretary and as a judge for six online and three print publications competitions. For his three seasons as Program Manager, he received the chapter's Distinguished Service Award.

Al is a member of the Boulder Writers Alliance. He has served two seasons as vice president and given presentations at BWA Expos since 2005.

He has attended meetings of the Boulder Software Club since 2004.

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