I have retired from writing documentation - BUT! ... Why not write the
yourselves? OK, you may not have the time due to
pressure of work ... fair enough.
But if the problem is that
you don't have the in-house skills to write great manuals, then
I can help you with a Training Course. I am offering this at 30% off for a
Retirement Sale: 30% off
Why pay others to write your manuals, when your team could
learn the professional skills needed? This would improve your
in-house documentation for years to come.
Why delay when
all it takes is Just One Day?
My Training Experience:
14 years' experience running this training course to people
working in a broad spectrum of industry and business. They
needed to write documentation such as Installation,
Commissioning and Maintenance Manuals, Standard Operating
Procedures, and so on.
My Authoring Experience:
20+ years' experience writing all kinds if Instructional Documentation.
Learn how to 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.
I no longer offer a Manual writing service, but I can teach you
and your team to create great manuals in-house, for years to
come. I'm here to help.
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 — I was in Sales for
over 25 years, so trust me, I know. They impress your customers and win orders.
Take This Course!
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 as a Technical Writer,
writing technical manuals,
help guides and other instructional documentation. 15 years
running a freelance business.
- 14 years' experience running these Technical Writing Courses.
I have trained several hundred people across 10 countries.
For details of these Technical Writing Courses, call me now on 01452 500639
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, so that the author
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. And so these skills have followed me
through my career... And now I help others to learn these author
skills with a
Freelance Technical Writers Gloucestershire UK and International,
with 170+ clients across 11 countries.