Technical Writer and Trainer in Australia

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Why did an Environmental Design graduate decide to pursue a career in professional speaking and training? (I speak about this in some of my keynote speeches).

As I worked towards growing my public speaking business in recent years, I worked extensively as a Technical Writer in construction, mining and oil and gas industries in Western Australia.

Whether I was working offshore on a rig or coordinating photo shoots on site in Port Hedland, I learnt invaluable skills from my work colleagues and my technical writing experiences inspired me to confidently publish my first children’s book.

*Resource and engineering companies I was employed by from 2012 – 2015: Davis Langdon, AECOM, Asset Management Engineers (AME), ConocoPhillips, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Roy Hill Holdings.

Today, whilst I work on my own publishing projects, I still enjoy helping different businesses to write better. I also hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which helps me customise training workshops and material for the people I work with.

*Referees for project-specific examples on request.

Document Design and Development

  • Research, write, proofread and produce documents for publication (hard or soft copy) e.g. bids, tenders, grant applications, brochures, newsletters, media releases, fact sheets, procedures, reports, execution plans etc.
  • Create, update and distribute document templates and standards for multiple users.
  • Create, update and distribute flowcharts for project or corporate processes.

Training Design and Development

  • Collaborate with clients or subject matter experts (SMEs) to create content for training including presentations, handouts and videos.
  • Design and develop learning programs and session plans.
  • Create training material that addresses adult language, literacy and numeracy requirements.

Document Management

  • Facilitate quality assurance review processes.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to manage content updates and revision history for documents.
  • Create and update document drives and registers for storage.

I’m happy to have a chat on +61 403 931 636 if you need technical writing assistance.

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