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Jeanne Perdue


Role and Company

Technical Writer, Oxy


35 years experience in science & energy


Houston, TX

About Jeanne

Grew up in LeRoy, NY, where Jell-O was invented. Got a BS in Chemistry at SUNY at Albany. Worked as a chemist (9 years) and a librarian (4 years) at the Texaco Research Labs, worked as Technology Editor at Hart's E&P and Upstream Technology magazines. Currently writing field development plans and standards and procedures at Occidental Petroleum. Send out Writing Style Tips of the Day to 250+ Oxy folks, which I'm developing into an Oil Patch Writing course. Also serve as 2014-15 Chair of Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section. Also conduct Bible Studies. Enjoy mentoring and pointing people in the right direction to be successful.

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one month ago

How can I improve my advance opportunities?

Dear Jossie: As a female who has worked in the male-dominated oil business for 39 years, I can share with you...

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2 months ago

What are some methods/courses to create a commanding voice or project your voice like an MTI?

Toastmasters will help you, not only with voice projection, but also content and body language -- all aspects of public...

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5 months ago

How can I overcome the challenge of competing against experience in the private sector?

Dear Scott: Face the issue head on, proactively. Tell the interviewer: "If it comes down to choosing between my military...

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8 months ago

Could anyone provide me with pointers on an elevator pitch?

Networking Event self-introduction example: "Hi, I'm Christina Martinson. I've served in the Army for four years and have a secret...

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one year ago

It seems difficult to get a career, especially government, without a degree. Advice?

Dear Andrew: You don't need a degree to get a good-paying job - you can go to a community college...

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