In 2003, after 30 years as a published researcher, geoscientist, and international consultant, our CEO Kim-Marie Walker, established onyx communications to meet the needs of agencies requiring technical writing services.
Our first contract with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, producing in-house procedure manuals, led to winning additional long-term contracts with other state and federal agencies.
We are currently located in the 'Twin Cities' of St. Paul - Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our services are nationwide.
We provide expertise that efficiently combines text formatting and graphic design tools with other information technologies. We produce documents and manuals for print and/or interactive computer use.
Our goal is to improve a document's readability and comprehension for: submittal to technical journals and grantors; increasing office productivity/training ease; academic success; and for documenting the in-house expertise behind procedure implementation.
Our Publisher's Role
In 2005, onyx communications published Kim-Marie's wellness cd 'Sanctuary'; in 2007, a memoir, 'Zebras from Heaven'. Stay tuned for more nonfiction and fiction works. Visit www.kimmariewalker.com for more information.
Technical Writing Projects
Multiple -Year Term Contracts
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water: Survey Section, Land Sales Section
U. S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Forest Service Research and Development, Southern Research Station
Friends of Wasilla Public Library (Alaska)
Mat-Su Martin Luther King Foundation (Founder and Board Member)
Understanding Neighbors Case Study: Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage, AK
Leadership Anchorage, Alaska Humanities Forum
Valley Healthy Communities Program (as Board Member)
Letters About Literature, a project of Alaska Center for the Book in partnership with Library of Congress national project (Judge)