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Jim M. Cripps



PC, software, writing, leading and training, mechanical, assembly, and written and verbal communication.



Sr. Sorter Operator/Balance Clerk                   Sep 2000-Jan 2004

Bank of Oklahoma                                                          Tulsa/OKC, OK

Operated Unisys sorting machine, distributed checks via courier to other banks, reconciled out-of-balance work, and compiled workflow charts.

Associate Editor                                                                Apr 2001

LiveJournal, Inc.                                                               Beaverton, OR

Edited Terms-of-Service Agreement in cooperation with a group of online editors. is the largest online journal community on the Web.

Copy Editor                                                        Apr 2000 - Sep 2000

Sino-Sourcing, Inc.                                                San Jose, CA  based

Edited online content from translated copy. Company sourced goods from China for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers worldwide.

Managing Editor                                                                               1999 - Present

Transylvania Press, Inc.                                                                                   Norman, OK

Currently oversee operations and functions, supporting the company’s objective of delivering quality content both online and in magazine format. Daily activities include being Editor-In-Chief, Designer and Illustrator, Planner, Marketer, and Sales Manager. Other tasks include being Webmaster and accountant. Transylvania Press publishes Paper Story magazine.

Copy Editor                                                         Apr 2000 - Sep 2000

Sino-Sourcing, Inc.                                                  San Jose, CA based

Edited online content. Company sourced goods from China for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers worldwide.

Lead, Electro-Mechanical Assembler                           Sep 1996 – 1999

Maccor, Inc.                                                                          Tulsa, OK

Line leader, reviewed prints and parts needed, requested and pulled parts from stock room, worked with design team on improvements and modifications. Core responsibilities included keeping the line on schedule; implementing changes; inspecting parts and finished units; and filing quality control forms. Other skills utilized: wiring, soldering, assembly, and testing power supplies. Maccor is one of three companies in the world manufacturing quality electronic testing cabinets.

Tech Support/Tester                                        Apr 1996 – Aug 1996

Kelly Temp. Service                                                                Tulsa, OK

Assigned to Lowrance Electronics as a test-bed operator, testing circuit boards off the assembly line. Also soldered parts onto boards. Lowrance is a high volume manufacturer of easy-to-use fish finders and GPS locators.

Assembler/Trainer                                           Aug 1995 – Nov 1995

Adecco Temp. Service                                                           Tulsa, OK

Provided service to AAON, Inc. on assembly line, constructing and insulating doors and walls for rooftop air-conditioners, and training others. Assembled units within a team. Company builds and sells rooftop heating and cooling units for businesses such as Wal-Mart, and building contractors worldwide.

Salesclerk/Automotive Dept. Mgr.                 Apr 1987 – Apr 1995

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.                                                             Tulsa, OK

Evaluated customers’ needs, often assisting in Hardware, Sporting Goods, Electronics, and in the Lawn and Garden/Seasonal department. Researched parts, ordered and stocked merchandise, and used an inventory database. Involved with inventory control, tending the register, and store safety.


English Major/Electronics Technology Minor                                  1997 - 1998

Tulsa Community College/OSU                                                Tulsa, OK

Majoring in English. Classes have included English Composition, Technical Mathematics, and DC Circuit Analysis. Studies not complete. Dean’s List, and President’s Honor Roll.

Professional Memberships

The HTML Writer’s Guild,;


Knowledgeable with PC’s and workstations, word processors such as MS Works and Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. HTML and HTML applications/editors such as 1st Page 2000, MS Publisher , DreamWeaver 2, GoLive, and drawing programs Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Freehand 8, browsers IE 4-6 and Navigator 4+, file transferring with CuteFTP and WS-FTP.

Unisys sorter, software and bank reconciliation program, NCR MICR encoding machines, and various microfilming equipment.

Soldering, circuit board test-bed operation with an oscilloscope, crimping tools, air tools, multi-meters, wiring and assembly blueprints/diagrams.

Proficient with NCR/IBM registers, ordering and sales (via Telxon, computer, or face-to-face), bar code scanners, inventory prep, and ten-key.

Interests and Activities

Currently producing own magazine, and maintaining business website; Enjoy learning more about business and e-commerce, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, XML, and publishing.


HTML Programming and Written English. Certified through Brain Bench ( Transcript ID# 355838.



Available on request