Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Al Brown - Staff Profile

Contractor, Lynker Technologies
Job Title:
Technical Editor


Al Brown edits and publishes Technical Memorandums and Processed Reports at NWFSC. He also helps Center staff ensure that PDFs and web pages posted to both Homeport and the public NWFSC website are compliant with Section 508 requirements. Having worked as a technical writer in the 1990s, Al spent 20 years teaching English both in America and abroad, where he also coauthored two ESL textbooks. He earned a Ph.D. in linguistics in 2009 for his research on third-language acquisition among bilingual university students.

Current Responsibilities

  • Proofreading and copyediting Technical Memorandums and Processed Reports for the NMFS-NWFSC series.
  • Consulting with Center staff on issues related to publishing, writing, grammar, and accessibility.
  • Maintaining the NWFSC Style Guide and Editorial Production Schedule.
  • Researching and writing webstories about Center research and publications for the NWFSC public website.