Ann McIver McHoesformed McHoes & Associates in 1981 to provide technology communications and information systems consulting to corporate clients, government agencies, and academic institutions. In the many years since, she has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of organizations and many wonderful people. An avid traveler who has lived on both coasts, she's proud to call Pittsburgh home.
As consultant,Ann and her team (hence, McHoes & Associates), provide a wide range of services including science and technical writing, grant proposal authoring, consulting, program management, computer-user training and website authoring. With its skilled group of virtual associates, the company can assemble a unique team featuring an ideal mix of talent for each project. Call for details.
As grant writer, we help West Virginia University, the Pittsburgh Foundation, Penn State University, and the University of Pittsburgh pursue funding for education, science and energy-related proposals. Call for details.
For the Intel Science Talent Search,Ann hires a team of skilled science writers to create enticing summaries and student biographies and briefly and accurately describe the achievements of the 40 student finalists... clearly explaining these sophisticated research projects for program sponsors and members of the public.
This is one of our favorite projects annually, one that Ann has managed for more than 19 years. The team's finished work appears in the official finalist book that is distributed to students, parents, judges and guests. Here's a sample, describing some awesome science and the student who did it.
Intel Education Foundation
As author,Ann writes the award-winning Understanding Operating Systems, a college textbook (available on Amazon) that has been adopted at colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. It has been translated into Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, two forms of Chinese and Korean. She co-authored the first four editions of the text with her late friend and colleague Dr. Ida Flynn, during which time the book received both quality awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Ann is sole author of the 5th, 6th and 7th editions.
For McGraw-Hill, she co-authored Operating Systems Demystified, published in 2011. It's available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
6th edition (pub. 2010)
As educator, Ann teaches undergrads at Duquesne University's Computer Technology program. She has also taught documentation, technical writing, management of information systems, and computer science at Carlow University and Chatham University.
As editor, she was both an associate editor and contributor for Macmillan's four-volume encyclopedia: Computer Science for Students (2001). In addition, she also served as newsletter editor and publisher for corporate clients specializing in technology, security and employee issues.
As project manager, she has directed numerous large and complex events including numerous Science Talent Search competitions (now sponsored by the Intel Foundation) in addition to 16 annual shareholder meetings for Westinghouse Electric Corp. held at locations across the U.S.