Sue Darby

Technical instructions for a variety of technical topics.

Sue Darby is a wizard with software, from basics to macros and things they weren’t originally programmed to do (mass e-mail merge PDF files through Outlook). She writes technical instructions from “This is the mouse” level to anything new that she’s done only once or twice. She can target instructions to the level of the audience as well for presentations. She also installs, sets up, maintains and secures efficient WordPress websites. She is a  published author, honors graduate and amateur photographer.

Sue is an experienced talent on the labor market. She is an explorer, ready for adventures. She is an achiever, who is willing to work hard to reach goals. She is a team player, getting along well with people around her. Creativity is one of her strengths and she’s always up to try something new. She is a great asset to a team!

Continuous personal development and adaptability are in high demand in a fast-changing work environment, thus sharing her knowledge is important to her. She is determined to have a positive impact – not only on the working environment but on the whole of society.

Latest Projects

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  • Archiving Categories

    At the start of my time with the State of Alaska I was a Administrative Clerk. As a clerk I was placed in charge of archiving old files to make space for current files. This was a monumental task that had not been tackled in several years so there were 20+ boxes to start with. Based on the Archive Guidelines I developed a simplified chart to help me sort the files. In the process of doing this it became known that no matter how many closed files I archived and...
  • Please Perform the Following Miracle

    I am generally known as a "Miracle Worker" who can get insane amounts of tasks completed. As a joke I was left with a hand drawn version of this on my desk one day and so decided to turn it into a sheet of 4 that I could print. I left them on the corner of my desk and would find notes from co-workers, supervisors and other managers from time to time which would always make me smile!
  • Planners

    One of my favorite tools is planners. I haven't found a commercial one I really like and so using my Word formatting skills I tend to create my own to suit my own styles and needs. The below document is a small selection of the ones I've designed over the years and use frequently. Most are loosely based on the GTD system and allow me the freedom to write what I need to where I need to and then translate that information into my Toodledo and TaskUnifier systems which are also hooked into my...
  • My Doll Business

    I get a lot of questions and funny looks when I mention that my small business which was started in 1995 is focused solely on dolls. You see my original college major was Fashion Design and I focused on dolls as they are fun and easy to make a wide variety of garments for. When I talk about the size range I get more incredulous looks since the smallest doll I have and have actually designed, drafted and sewn for is a 1/2" baby doll. The next largest is 2...
  • Archive Status Category Guide

    An Archive Guide I had to craft and is used all the time for the Certification files. Archive Status Category Guide DS3 vs Record Retention Schedule DS3 Status Type of Archive status Retention Schedule Notes Active Off site  1.1 Offsite storage may include site reviews Inactive – Application Withdrawn Not archived N/A Sent back to provider Inactive – Certified but Enrollment Pending Not archived NA/ Can convert to an NE Inactive – Decertified/Disenrolled/Terminated Involuntary 1.4 Major Department Action may include site reviews Inactive –Denied Initial Application Not archived N/A Sent back to provider Inactive –Denied Renewal Application Involuntary 1.4 Sent back to provider Inactive –Did Not Reapply, Cert. Expired Voluntary 1.2 Voluntary closure Inactive – Initial Application Pending Not archived N/A Just received may convert to a denial,...
  • Search Tool Business Document 7-2013

    Search Tool Business Document 7-2013 When we had a change of regulations in 2013, that prompted a big change in our database, which in turn broke a few things including a web based interactive search tool. This was the business document I was asked to develop upon my discovery of the broken tool. It not only fixed the issue, it added some improved functionality that the division had wanted for a couple years. Update: The changes to the Provider Search Tool are complete and can be seen live on the Senior & Disabilities...
  • My Best Work 2016

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