CV

Hi, I’m Alisha.

You can get in touch with me via email.

Alisha Newton-Rudhru is a content strategist for product teams.

With more than 10 years’ experience as a writer, editor and content designer, she specialises in technical and scientific communication.

Alisha is from the United State. She’s currently based in New Zealand as a content designer for Spark NZ, a telecommunications and digital services company.

All things content.

  • Content strategy
  • Content design
  • User experience (UX) design
  • Customer experience (CX) design
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Technical writing
  • Science communication

Work experience

Content Designer

Spark New Zealand Limited
November 2019 to present

Champion for plain English, accessible design, touch-first design. Writer, editor and designer of digital experiences for Spark customers.

Read more about this experience:

Technical Writer

Deane Apparel
September to October 2018

I documented an online uniform management system in coordination with developers. I wrote, tested and delivered an online knowledge base in Confluence.

Read more about this experience: Knowledge base

Tutoring

Varsity Tutors
March to August 2018

I know my grammar, and I love meeting new people. I used previous experience as an academic writing consultant and English teacher to tutor American high school students in literature, English language and reading comprehension.

Read more about this experience: Tutoring

TESOL

InTouch Language Inc.
February to August 2018

I spent a few months teaching English lessons to Korean professionals over the phone.

I organized the teacher documentation into a user help guide. Read more about this experience: User help guide

I then wrote a textbook for the company to use with their students who are software professionals.

Academic writing

Freelance
2016 to 2018

I researched and wrote 10 articles for the encyclopedia Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases, published February 2018. I later wrote two chapters of the book Urban Health Issues: Exploring the Impacts of Big-City Living, published April 2019.

Both edited by Richard Crume and published in Santa Barbara, CA by ABC-CLIO (Greenwood Imprint).

Read more about this experience: Environmental health writing


Education

UC San Diego Extension

UX Design certificate
In progress

Taking courses in principles of UX design, working on my design portfolio, and sharpening my skills in responsive web design and even trying a bit of programming!

See one of my projects: Property management app design

Vanderbilt University

Bachelor of Science, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

I had 2 interdisciplinary majors: cognitive studies and communication of science, engineering and technology


Tools

I’m familiar with a range of industry-standard tools and techniques, including the Adobe, Atlassian, Google and Microsoft ecosystems. Specifically for content design and management, I regularly use the following tools:

Content & web

  • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
  • Sharepoint
  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Confluence

Optimisation

  • Adobe Experience Cloud (Analytics and Target)
  • Google Analytics 

UX & UI

  • Figma
  • Optimal Workshop 

Office

  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office 365

Project management

  • Azure DevOps
  • Atlassian Jira, Trello, Confluence
  • Asana
  • Airtable