About Chelsea Data Management

Profile

Web Design

My experience with designing websites goes back to 1995.  I’ve customized sites for small businesses, corporate, and portfolio presentations. Let me create video galleries of your work or slideshow presentations to put your best foot forward. Click here to learn more.

Technical Writing/Documentation

My documentation has appeared on corporate Websites, including IBM, and I’ve produced help files with graphics that have appeared on award-winning products. In addition, I’ve authored many tutorials and reference guides.
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Software Training

I’ve been a trainer for Microsoft, teaching all versions of Office as well as Windows and have authored books on Word and Excel. I spent eight years conducting software seminars in 48 states and Canada with Dun & Bradstreet Business Education Services.  I’ve developed and marketed training materials nationwide.
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Microsoft Office Solutions

I’ve been customizing VBA business solutions in Excel, Access, and Word for 30 years.  So let me create some for you to make your procedures quicker and more professional.
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Professional Timeline

1983-1987

Laura Christina Warren

Laura Christina Warren

Founder

Was a full-time consultant in International Product Development Division of Chase Manhattan headquarters.  Responsible for the design of training courses, as well as the development of training and technical manuals.

  • dBase III  –  Designed and programmed menu-driven customer data systems designed to allow non-computer users to generate MIS reports.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 –  Generated spreadsheets and graphs.  Provided analytical support and designed templates for use by department personnel.
  • WANG –  Designed and implemented a customer/product database that saved Chase $10,000 per month in outside timesharing fees.  Responsible for maintenance of database and distribution of quarterly reports

Compulearn

Taught at a PC education center.  Courses included Lotus, Excel, QuatroPro, dBase III, dBase IV, Paradox, WordPerfect, Word, DOS, and Windows.  Created course content for most courses.

Founded Chelsea Data Management.

1987 -1990

1990-1997

Dun & Bradstreet Business Education Services

Recruited by Dun & Bradstreet Business Education Services as an international lecturer and instructor. Developed Dun & Bradstreet courses and accompanying manuals.  Courses included Microsoft Office, DOS, Windows, Desktop Publishing, WordPerfect, and Lotus seminars. Trained over 25,000 people in 48 states and Canada.

Developed and marketed training materials nationwide, including training programs specifically designed for senior management, and web-based training. Conduct needs-assessments, and develop performance objectives and rubrics for student assessments.  Author of Excel Basic Training, Excel VBA Basic Training, Word Basic Training, Discovering the Power of Lotus, and WordPerfect Design Tips.

During this time, was also allied with World Book Encyclopedia as the World Book Education Technology Training Group, a program that trained educators nationwide.

Technical Writer at IBM Watson Research Center

Published tutorial and reference guides for IBM’s Supply Chain Simulator and developed HTML on-line help system. Designed all graphics.

Developed documentation and graphics for IBM’s HotMedia family of products — web development and MPEG authoring tools.  HotMedia won “Best of Show” at PC Expo 2000.  Responsible for documentation on IBM web site, as well as hard copy and PDF versions.

During this time, also developed user guides, on-line Windows-based help systems, and interactive web training application for ON TIME, a leasing management application from Payment Protection Systems. Designed all graphics.

Developed user guides and on-line Windows-based help systems for cManagement, a construction software development corporation. Designed all graphics.

1997-2001

2001 – 2009

Independent Web Designer and Microsoft Solutions Provider

Designed and implemented entire instructional intranet web sites, including Flash content, clip art, and animated gifs.

Designed user interfaces for Microsoft Access and Excel applications.   Designed layout and published technical manuals, posters, brochures, catalogs, and PowerPoint presentations. Reference guides and tutorials have included Tables of Contents, Lists of Figures, Lists of Tables, and Indexes.

Earned Bachelor’s Degree in IT / Visual Communications.

Trainer for Microsoft

Allied with Microsoft Partner (Mosaic Corporation) as Certified Microsoft Trainer.

2009-2012

2012 – Present

Independent Web and Graphic Designer / Microsoft Solutions Provider / Editor / Technical Writer

Have extended services by adding fiction and non-fiction editing as well as e-book conversion and social media marketing.

Professional Timeline

1983-1987

Laura Christina Warren

Laura Christina Warren

Founder

Was a full-time consultant in International Product Development Division of Chase Manhattan headquarters.  Responsible for the design of training courses, as well as the development of training and technical manuals.

  • dBase III  –  Designed and programmed menu-driven customer data systems designed to allow non-computer users to generate MIS reports.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 –  Generated spreadsheets and graphs.  Provided analytical support and designed templates for use by department personnel.
  • WANG –  Designed and implemented a customer/product database that saved Chase $10,000 per month in outside timesharing fees.  Responsible for maintenance of database and distribution of quarterly reports

1987-1990

Compulearn

Taught at a PC education center.  Courses included Lotus, Excel, QuatroPro, dBase III, dBase IV, Paradox, WordPerfect, Word, DOS, and Windows.  Created course content for most courses.

Founded Chelsea Data Management.

1990-1997

Dun & Bradstreet Business Education Services

Recruited by Dun & Bradstreet Business Education Services as an international lecturer and instructor. Developed Dun & Bradstreet courses and accompanying manuals.  Courses included Microsoft Office, DOS, Windows, Desktop Publishing, WordPerfect, and Lotus seminars. Trained over 25,000 people in 48 states.

Developed and marketed training materials nationwide, including training programs specifically designed for senior management, and web-based training. Conduct needs-assessments, and develop performance objectives and rubrics for student assessments. Author of Excel Basic Training, Excel VBA Basic Training, Word Basic Training, Discovering the Power of Lotus, and WordPerfect Design Tips.

During this time, was also allied with World Book Encyclopedia as the World Book Education Technology Training Group, a program that trained educators nationwide.

1997-2001

Technical Writer at IBM Watson Research Center

Published tutorial and reference guides for IBM’s Supply Chain Simulator and developed HTML on-line help system. Designed all graphics.

During this time, also developed user guides, on-line Windows-based help systems, and interactive web training application for ON TIME, a leasing management application from Payment Protection Systems. Designed all graphics.

Developed user guides and on-line Windows-based help systems for cManagement, a construction software development corporation. Designed all graphics.

2001-2009

Independent Web Designer and Microsoft Solutions Provider

Designed and implemented entire instructional intranet web sites, including Flash content, clip art, and animated gifs.

Designed user interfaces for Microsoft Access and Excel applications.

Earned Bachelor’s Degree in IT / Visual Communications.

2009-2012

Trainer for Microsoft

Allied with Microsoft Partner (Mosaic Corporation) as Certified Microsoft Trainer.

2012 – Present

Independent Web and Graphic Designer / Microsoft Solutions Provider / Editor / Technical Writer

Have extended services by adding fiction and non-fiction editing as well as e-book conversion and social media marketing.

We provide high quality and cost effective services

What Our Clients Say

Allows me the time to run my business

Just a quick note of thanks for taking an old and outdated website and bringing it into today’s world.  It represents not only what we do as a company but who we are.  I send clients there all the time and get nothing but compliments on the look and layout. And your being able to maintain it with new pics I send and other adjustments to keep it current is priceless as my time as a business owner / operator is limited.  Your being able to design a logo has enabled us to create a BRAND not just a business name.  Designing the business cards, postcards, ads, shirts, and van lettering was more than I could imagine. The time you have given allows me the time to run my business. Can’t thank you enough for all you do. Zig Oskwarek

Owner, Zig's Stone Polishing

Keen eye for design and clarity

Working with Laura has been a pleasure. As a person that always has the vision in my head I am never able to actually complete the task in a way that conveys my message to our database. Laura has a way of taking my words and simplifying things in a clean, well organized manner. Her keen eye for design and clarity has made our website easy to understand and comfortable to navigate. Even those that are not savvy computer gurus are able to easily find comfort on our site. Most importantly to me is, she has created a site that displays my idea and vision in a well thought out beautifully displayed and professional manner. I am also in awe of how quickly I can request a change or ask for additional information to be placed on our site and it is always completed in a very timely manner. We feel an extreme level of comfort directing visitors to our website and receive numerous compliments on it. Laura has provided our foundation with true professional customer service. I would absolutely recommend her services. Carol DeLisa

CEO & Founder, The EllaCris Foundation

Choosing Laura as my web designer was the best thing I could have done

Choosing the right web designer is key!  I’ve been in business for sixteen years and everyone in business needs a social media presence even if it may not be comfortable for them. Choosing Laura as my web designer was the best thing I could have done. She is efficient, timely and very reliable. Working with her is a pleasure, she never makes me feels uncomfortable when I have a question…….and she always has an answer. Thanks, Laura, for all you have done. Jennifer Bates

CEO and Owner, Cartier's Salon

We love the way our website looks

We just want to thank you for all the work you did designing our website. We have been in business over 40 years and knew it was time for a salon website. We are not overly computer savvy and you made it simple and easy for us to understand. You were helpful with various design options and always there when we needed you. Your professionalism and knowledge were second to none. The website you designed is beautiful and so user friendly. Changes to the website are easy to implement and it’s always comforting to know that you are a phone call away if we do have any issues. Your quick response is always appreciated. We love the way our website looks and will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to design one of their own. Robert and Mary Lomino

Owners, Robert's Total Care Salon - Retired

Other Clients Have Included:

  • IBM
  • Dun & Bradstreet Business Educations Services
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Lever Brothers Corporation
  • Loral Industries
  • Seagram Corporation
  • Pepperidge Farms
  • Pepsi-Cola Corporation
  • AT&T
  • West Point

Web Design, Graphic Design, Presentations, Editing, Software Training.  We can help. 

Wherever you are located