Philip is very well qualified to be a technical
writer and trainer.
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 (avionics) 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 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 write about it!
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