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I want to write a brief 2-3 line description of my hobby project in my resume, and have written the following:

Steganography and Image Compression (Hobby project) May 2006 - Jul 2006
This project implements hiding a computer data file in a bitmap image or wave audio, and also retrieves the hidden data file. It also implements compression of a bitmap image using a combination of quantization and run length encoding algorithms.

Somehow I find the "This project implements" rather strange. It also uses "also" twice, which although referring once each to each half of the project, still feels a bit odd. I am not sure if writing a resume in first person ("In this project, I did ..."), and I have read that this is generally discouraged.

Moreover, the "this project" seems redundant, because it is quite clear from the context that it is a project description, but I cannot figure out how to rewrite the above sentences without specifically using the word "project". How should I phrase these in a more "effective" way?

  • How about this? Steganography and Image Compression (Hobby project) May 2006 - Jul 2006 -- An implementation of ... – Damkerng T. Feb 17 '14 at 11:42
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As far as making your sentences flow a little more naturally goes, I would try something like:

The purpose of this project(/program/system) is to hide a computer data file in a bitmap image or wave audio, and to retrieve the hidden data file. The (project/program/system) also compresses a bitmap image using a combination of quantization and run length encoding algorithms.

The only bit of strangeness in your original text is indeed "the project implements", like you mentioned. The project isn't doing the implementing - the humans are. I updated the text to remove some of that ambiguity, and get rid of one of your "also"s.

As far as writing a resume in the first person goes, opinions can vary wildly. There's a Stack Exchange site for just this type of question, including an extensive resumes tag.

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