Eleanor Johnson (M.Sc.)

Postal address

PO Box 990260
Kibler Park 2053
South Africa

Phone /fax: +27 (0) 11 948-9992

Residential address

Plot 13
Winford Agric. Holdings
Gauteng, South Africa

Email: pcfreind@iafrica.com


Computer consultant with more than 13 years of verifiable contributions in the areas of software development and training; including but not confined to web design and development and technical writing. Able to work on her own initiative with creativity and concentration, but also a personable team player with dedication to detail and a fixation on getting the job done well. Areas of strength include:

  • Web site development -
    • HTML
    • FrontPage
    • JavaScript
    • FTP
  • Technical writing
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Software manuals
    • Stock Exchange Analysis software
  • Training
    • MS Office
    • Lotus
    • Corel 7&8
  • Background in programming
    • Pascal
    • Natural Adabas
    • Dbase II and III
    • Fortran

Professional Experience

PC Friend (Sole prop.)
Website Developer & Consultant

1998 - Present

Designed, developed and implemented the following sites, all of which are linked from the demo page on the PC Friend site at http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dasart/pcfriend/

Community Leader at Geocities/Yahoo, an online volunteer group which provides help to new homesteaders of Geocities.

Together with my husband, organised an exhibition of 13 South African artists, which traveled to Los Angeles and Mexico.  During 1999 I traveled with my children to attend one of the openings, and toured thereafter to Canada.

WEN World Equity Network

1997 - 1998

Job description included :

  • Personal Assistant to the Director
  • Technical (software manual) writer
  • Running the subscription debit order list.

During this period at WEN the debit order list grew from a value of R3,000 p.m. to over R50,000 p.m. and all aspects of developing and maintaining the database of subscribers were under her direction.

Reason for leaving : Promised training in Web design did not materialise, so I left to pursue it myself.

Temping with Couzens and Kelly Girls

1995 - 1996

Completed assignments at

  • Gencor
  • Gold Fields Laboratories
  • Edgars
  • Afrox
  • Cross training on MS Word, and World Perfect

Three companies requested me to join them on a permanent basis.

PC Friend (Sole prop.)
Contracting from home office

1987 - 1995

Contracts included :

  • Providing training courses on DOS and Lotus (multiple groups)
  • Rewriting a software manual for stock exchange analysis software
  • Completed Focus Basic and Focus Application Integration Technique courses
  • Corel image making and typesetting for a graphic artist
  • JSE share analysis
  • running the books of a small manufacturing business

Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd

1986 - 1987

Solely in charge of all the PCs (numbering about 50). Responsible for PC Systems Development and reported directly to the Systems Development Manager.

Duties included

  • Analysis of user requirements
  • Design and programming using Lotus, Dataease, DBase III, Harvard Graphics, Word Perfect, Multimate
  • System Documentation
  • User training & support
  • Production of presentation graphics

Whilst at Robert Bosch, I designed, programmed and implemented :

  • Personnel Department - turnkey salary system
  • Factory Sales Division - market share analysis system
  • Department of Manpower - four day training program
  • Provided multiple training courses for up to 10 people at a time
    • Lotus
    • DOS.

Attended and completed outside training courses in:

  • Natural Adabas : Concepts & Facilities
  • Natural Applications : Workshops.

Education & Credentials

HTML 4.0 : HTML Writers' Guild 2000

Web site design diploma : K-Net. 1997

M.Sc. (Zoology) : University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. 1984

B.Sc. Honours (Zoology) : University of Natal, Pietermartizburg. 1980

B.Sc. : University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. 1979

High school record : 1972/6  Sussex, U.K.

3 GCE A Levels : Biology, Geography, Art

8 GCE O Levels Biology Geography Art Mathematics, Advanced Maths,
Physics, English Language, English Literature