Sofia Fernandez is a Staff Technical Writer at QLogic® Corporation.
She was introduced to technical writing in 2005 when she started working at NewTech Infosystems (NTI Corporation), a software company for digital media and data storage management. At NTI, she managed, developed, and standardized help files, user guides, and various marketing documents. In addition to technical writing, Sofia also managed all aspects of software localization by working directly and maintaining excellent working relationships with Engineers and Translators in-state, out-of-state, and abroad. She became a member of the Society for Technical Communication in August 2006.
In November 2007, she worked as a contractor (under the GDR Group) at Broadcom® Corporation, a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions. At Broadcom, she created, managed, and maintained documentation for the company's Support Services infrastructure. Working directly with Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Administrators and fellow Technical Writers, Sofia helped create and develop business process workflows, policies and procedures, handbooks, and training guides in which she received various positive reviews and feedback. She was awarded a certificate in Technical Writing from the UC Riverside Extension Center in March 2008.
In October 2012, Sofia started working at Telogis, a location-based software as a service (SaaS) company where she collaborated with Executives, Product Managers and Development Teams to develop, define, and maintain software specification requirements and business process workflows. In addition to managing software requirements, Sofia also developed and standardized user guides and release notes for the Telogis Navigation product. In August 2014, she joined the Technical Publications Team at QLogic Corporation - a high performance networking server and storage networking connectivity and application acceleration solutions company. One of her recent accomplishments include successfully creating, testing and managing the QLogic Control Suite Linux help file.
Aside from her passion in technical communication and information technology, her other interests include video games, guitars, theater, photography, knitting and martial arts. She has been training in martial arts for more than 10 years, and has earned her black belts in Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International, International Batto-Do Alliance (Toyama Ryu Preservation Society) and Kobudo Rengo-Kai Alliance.