As a freelance/contract Technical Communications Consultant (Technical Author/Technical Writer), trading as AAM Design Limited, I have over 20-years' experience of creating technical publications, corporate literature and training materials for technology-based and information-driven organisations.
As a writer with an engineering background, I endeavour to design documents that look good AND communicate effectively. I treat every document as an 'information design' task rather than as just 'technical writing' (focusing on content) or 'graphic design' (focusing on presentation) to ensure your document delivers its intended message.
As a professional document designer, I focus on providing:
I always ensure my customers can use and update the documents and templates I provide, and maintain ownership, by providing them with the master files. I deliver on-time and to-budget; as my customers usually prefer to have a good document, on-time; rather than a perfect one, late.
Employing a Technical Author directly is a bit like employing a Carpenter to build a kitchen: it enables you to create a custom quality product at less than high street prices.
I have an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and am a member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, the United Kingdom's professional association for technical authors. I was formerly a tutor for the ISTC Open Learning Courses in Technical Communication Techniques and Technical Authoring.