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Previously, my one-to-one live course
£395. I've retired, so I now offer the complete package as a Self-Study Training Course,
Self-Study Technical Writing Course UK
Why pay someone else to write your manuals when you could
create your own excellent manuals?
I'm an enthusiast, passionate about good Technical Writing,
and I love to teach and encourage others to do the same. I've been running a successful, full-time, professional authoring
business for 17 years; I ran Author Training Courses across
Europe for 12 years, and now I want to pass on the best of what I
know to people like you and your team.
This is not a college theory course taught by
a lecturer who has never done the job. This is a hands-on, practical course taught by a
full-time, professional technical author, with
170+ clients across 11 countries. And I had very good feedback
for the manuals that I have written.
Why not Learn the Skills that you and your team need?
If you don't have the in-house skills to write
great manuals, then I can help you and your team with this Training Course.
Why pay others to write your manuals, when you could
write them in-house?
My Course could improve your documentation
for years to come.
My Training Experience:
I ran this course for 12 years, to people
working in a broad spectrum of industry and business. Typically,
they wrote things like User Guides, Installation/
Commissioning/ Maintenance Manuals, Standard Operating
Procedures, Software Help Guides, and so on.
My Authoring Experience:
I have had over 20 years' experience writing all kinds of
technical documentation, from the every-day up to the
Write your own Professional Manuals
Every company wants professional manuals, written well, in
Plain English; with a good structure and a proper Index-at-the-back.
You and your team can learn to create great manuals in-house, for years to
These Skills are Important for Your Company
First-class technical documentation helps you to sell your products.
Good Help Manuals are a powerful sales aid — trust me, I was in Sales for
over 25 years, I know. They impress your customers and win orders.
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Good for your Customers
Proper documentation means your customers are more
comfortable with your products. They can find the information
when they need it, and they can understand what it says - in
Plain English. They can
get on with the task without making mistakes - or calling your
Key Benefits of learning from Philip Tory
- I have wide industrial, technical, scientific, engineering,
software and business experience (see
- Educated at 5 Universities, studying Applied Physics,
Electronics and Control Engineering to Masters level, and
the OU Business Diploma.
- 20+ years' experience
writing Technical Manuals,
Help Guides and other instructional documentation. 17 years
running a freelance Authoring business.
- 12 years' Training experience running
Technical Writing Courses. I have trained several hundred
people across 11 countries, as far away as India and
Technical Writer Training for any industry
Philip is well qualified.
studied Applied Physics, Electronics and Control
Engineering to Masters level at four Universities,
and later achieved a Management Diploma from
the Open University.
his career as an electronics development
engineer, designing a variety of electronic and
including the design of automatic test equipment for final
As a development engineer, he worked on various projects such as:
flight computer team
- medical electronics
- car park
- mobile generator-floodlighting systems
- diesel generator
- computer development systems
systems for fighter aircraft,
to mention just a
few. For two years, he managed a technical drawing
He then moved on to technical sales, and broadened
his experience to include Marketing, Franchise Management,
Installation, Technical Support and Training. All
roles included documentation of the companies' products.
Before starting his own Technical Authoring business
in 2000, he was a Software QA and Product Manager
for three years, which included responsibility
for all product documentation.
In these various situations,
- User Manuals
- Installation Guides
- Software Upgrade Notes
- Technical Specifications
- Software Help Guides (on-screen Help)
- Test Procedures.
Over the past 15+ years, he has helped
client companies to improve their documentation.
These include industries as diverse as financial
services and banking; shipping management; the oil
industry; software development; telecoms; pharmaceutical
and medical; higher education and forensic science;
housing management and will writing, lawn care franchise
management, buildings maintenance systems and so
Writing good technical documentation isn't always easy.
1. It needs a good ability to grasp of the engineering,
science or business involved. If you don't understand
it, how can you explain it to others?
I am fortunate in having a good, broad, scientific and
technical education, with considerable career experience in many
it needs the ability to explain something to somebody who doesn't
know. The target users need to read it once, understand
it, and then get on with the task without delays, mistakes,
asking someone else, or calling your Support Desk.
always had the ability to do this; while I was still at school,
I sometimes gave talks to the local Amateur Radio Club - I built
my first valve radio from the bits when I was 13!
university, we had one lecturer whose equations spanned THREE
blackboards! At the end of the lesson, my classmates would
ask me, "OK Philip, what was that all about?" - and I would
explain it the easy way. These skills have followed me
through my career, and now I want you to learn these author
skills with my
Writing Courses - and it's free.
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