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Razvan Livintz

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Full name Razvan Livintz
Country Romania
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Picture editing, Video
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

With a humanities passion – and background (BA and MA in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest) – complemented by an avid interest for the IT world and its stunning evolution, I joined in the autumn of 2003 the chief editors’ team from Niculescu Publishing House, as IT&C Series Editor. Here I coordinated the Romanian version of the well-known SAMS Teach Yourself in 24 Hours series, while also managing the creation of Computer Science and Information Technology and Communications manuals (approved and acquisitioned by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2004 – around 30% of the IT&C manuals market share).

In 2005 I accepted two new challenges and became Junior Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters (to quote U2 – “A Sort of Homecoming”) and Lead Technical Writer at BluePhoenix Solutions. While preparing and sustaining at the University my seminars and workshops complementing the Comparative Literature, Arts and Literature, Iconology, Ekphrasis, Literary Archetypes, and The Narratives of the 20th Century courses, in BluePhoenix’s QA labs I was responsible for creating, maintaining and delivering the technical documentation for several versions of the dynamic and complex software migration and modernization tools, such as LogicMiner, AppBuilder and Nebula. Under the motto “Sky’s the limit” I also assumed the undertaking of concocting the current process and procedures document for our TWs team, with the declared aim of improving the output from the departments working together on the same enterprise.

After leaving from BluePhoenix in 2008, I rediscovered “all that technical jazz” within the Communication Specialists Team at BitDefender, the creator of one of the industry’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Here I produce a wide range of IT&C security-related content, from malware, spam and phishing alerts to technical whitepapers and press releases. Every now and then, I enjoy scrutinizing the convolutions of e-criminals’ not-so-beautiful mind and, in counterpart, the new defensive trends throughout posts on www.malwarecity.com.

Balancing the keen and until late in night (please read “early morning”) reading (fiction and comparative literature studies mostly) with Internet “addiction”, the genuine zeal for my bright and fervid students with the craze for the latest discoveries in science and technology, I also enjoy taking not very usual pictures (I’m not a pro, but if you want to see the world through my lenses, here are some samples http://martzipan.blogspot.com), messing around with DTP programs to put out some nifty book layouts and wacky t-shirts, roaming the world (I can hardly wait to come back in the Big Apple), and last but not least, driving my small Korean car throughout the intricacies of our metropolis’s traffic.