StrayGoat Writing Services Ltd
138 Spital Lane
This member is prepared to commute daily: By negotiation (from chesterfield).
This member is prepared to visit occasionally: By negotiation (from chesterfield).
Experienced technical communicator available for freelance and contract work. If you are looking for user-friendly user guides, online help, or web content, including marketing copy, please get in touch.
I am a MadCap Flare certified advanced developer (v11) and have experience with Atlassian Confluence, Word, and Adibe products including InDesign, FrameMaker, and Captivate. 19 years' experience, predominantly documenting software used in the utilities, energy, and data centre industries, but also some hardware and process documentation too. I am also a Success Works certified copywriter, so can write marketing material, including SEO content, too.
Copywriting (web content and print media)
User Guides and Manuals
For the majority of my career (which began way back in 1997), I have worked on user guides and online help systems for software products, predominantly SCADA systems and similar alarm/monitoring systems. I have also produced manuals/web help for the scrap car industry, and pelvic floor strengthening devices (!). I have also worked on converting manuals into MadCap Flare online help for service providers to the NHS.
Although I know these areas well, I love to work in new areas.
I have also written marketing copy for many websites, ranging from luxury toilet services to stage magicians and international construction companies. Due to time constraints, I take on much fewer copywriting roles these days, but am a very good fit for projects where technical writing and marketing content are both needed.
I am currently based in Chesterfield, but most of my projects have involved remote-working.