Research EditorCommunications Division
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843
ph. (512) 407-1151 x12151
Email: [email protected]
- B.A., English, French, History, Nicholls State University, 1991
Michelle Benoit is a research editor with TTI Communications and supervises two full-time editors and five contract editors as head of the editing and desktop publishing department.In 2014, she was certified by Microsoft Corporation as a specialist in Microsoft Word 2010, and in 2015, she was certified in Information Mapping. She works as a copy editor, proofreader, and writer for TTI, with 18 years of experience with technical reports and other documents for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) cooperative research program at TTI. Ms. Benoit's group performs editorial and formatting services for close to 200 research documents a year for both federal and state sponsors. She is an expert regarding text file accessibility requirements, including compliance with Section 508 at the federal level and TAC 206/213 at the state level. She writes alternative text for accessibility compliance, articles for the Texas Transportation Researcher, and various brochures, guidebooks, manuals, and reports. She is experienced in and knowledgeable of a wide variety of sponsor guidelines and editorial styles, as well as word-processing and graphic design software programs.
Ms. Benoit joined TTI in 1996. She has served as the managing editor and writer for two newsletters, one for the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and one for the International Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR). She was the primary editor for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) document metrication project and the International Right of Way Association's (IRWA's) interactive course manual. Ms. Benoit was also the manager of TTI Communications' graphic design group and was responsible for supervising six graphic designers, preparing budgets and specifications, and interacting with clients.
Before joining TTI, Ms. Benoit was a copy editor and graphic designer for a New York Times newspaper in Louisiana. She holds a B.A. honors degree in English, French, and history from Nicholls State University. She is a member of Mensa International.