Debra Kahn, PMP, is a content solutions leader with over 20 years of experience. Currently the CEO and primary consultant at DK Consulting of Colorado, Debra has enjoyed successes in a variety of content roles within the high tech industry, including as a Content Strategist for Oracle and as a Technical Editor for Sun Microsystems. She holds an MA in English and many professional certifications.
Debra has expertise in the following disciplines:
- Content strategy and design
- Content marketing
- Technical and business writing
- Technical editing
- Marketing communications
- Social media strategy
- Project planning and management
- Process development
She has experience with a variety of tools and standards, including DITA. Her industry knowledge includes SEO and analytics.
Debra’s portfolio of experience also includes speaking to international audiences about content strategy and technical communication. In the autumn of 2020, she presented about corporate content strategy at ConVEx 2020. More recently, she presented about content operations and workflow ticketing (ConVEx 2021).
Leveraging her broad and deep experience in technical, business, and marketing communications as well as project management, Debra guides organizations to plan, manage, and achieve their content performance goals. She also trains and mentors technical communicators.
“Debra…facilitated the formal documentation of internal processes that had never been documented before, creating an atmosphere of comfort, confidence, and professionalism.”Gina Montesanti, Innovation Manager, Otter Products, LLC
As a long-time resident of Larimer County and a member of a historic Colorado family, Debra embraces high-plains gardening as well as creative writing that features her beloved mountains and life experiences. She is also a life-long learner and teacher, whose academic vita includes teaching technical writing courses at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Denver.
During her career, Debra has published a variety of content–from technical journal articles to product manuals to online content. She has been the honored recipient of technical writing awards from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Her latest passion is content marketing, a skill she is harnessing in her role as volunteer Vice President of Marketing for the Mile Hi Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Debra’s proudest achievements remain those in which she helped teams, small and large, realize effective content through well-grounded content strategy and successful content solutions. Please reach out to her to discover what she can do for your business.
“…Debra quickly assumed her new role and gained the necessary knowledge to specify, in detail, the requirements for our information developers….Her knowledge of not only the product, but how our customers were to use that information, was invaluable for our site’s design.”Rick DeLong, Information Architect, Jack Henry & Associates (formerly at Oracle)