About the Writer
and International Trainer - Philip Tory, BSc(Hons), Dip.M.
The Technical Writing and Training Business
Philip Tory is
a professional Technical Writer and
and Director of Authorgraphic Ltd., now retired.
Since he set up a
technical authoring business in 2000,
he has built up
a portfolio of more than 170 client companies, spanning
eleven countries. With his
Technical Writing Course,
you can join several hundred people from many nations
who have learned the practical every-day skills
needed to be an effective writer.
He is an enthusiast for clear
writing, and wants to inspire you, motivate you, encourage
you to be a better writer, and to help you to learn
and understand the techniques required. You CAN
With over 20 years' business and industrial experience as a
technical writer, he specialises in easy-to-read manuals and
online help guides. This Technical Writing Course
is based on many years of study, research and writing,
and has obtained feedback from literally hundreds
of end-users. This was particularly useful, because they gave
me the customer's viewpoint. They provided a constant
flow of ideas for improving documentation.
You can learn these skills too.
The objective is for your readers,
your customers, to understand by reading something
once, and get the job done without calling your
Background: Science - Engineering - Electronics - Design
- Sales - Marketing - Training
Philip has always had
broad scientific and technical
interests, and is well experienced in many branches
of industry. Career
mechanical design, technical
drawing office manager, electronics
development and QA;
Technical Authoring, Marketing, Sales
Management, Software Product & QA Manager,
Over the years, working for various companies in
different roles, he produced their Technical
Manuals and Online Help Guides.
an instinctive ability, with good reports from the
In 2000, he set up
his own Technical Authoring business,
and in 2002 formed Authorgraphic Ltd. Since then,
he has helped literally hundreds of people like
you to improve their writing
As a writer, his speciality is good, clear manuals
and help guides. You can learn these skills too.
Philip is well qualified.
studied Applied Physics, Electronics and Control
Engineering to Masters level at four Universities,
and also has 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
He worked on various projects such as the Concorde
flight computers, medical electronics, car park
control systems, floodlighting systems, diesel generator
sets, computer development systems and fly-by-wire
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 16+ 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
You name it, Philip can help you write about it! See