StrayGoat Writing Services Ltd. is the business name for Craig Wright, an experienced British technical communicator. The business provides a range of content writing services, focusing mainly on software documentation, hardware documentation, training material, and web content (blogs, marketing content, SEO copy, etc.).
How Long has StrayGoat been in Business?
“StrayGoat Writing Services Ltd. was formed in 2012, but it existed in another form before that. Originally, the business was a ‘hobby’ that I ran as StrayGoat Copywriting while also working as a technical author. As the name suggests, StrayGoat Copywriting focused mainly on marketing content, and the majority of my jobs were related to creating SEO-friendly content for websites. So if you found this page when searching for straygoatcopywriting.com, rest assured that you’re going to be dealing with the same writer.
The ‘hobby’ business became more interesting than the day job, so I quit to become 100% freelance. That’s when StrayGoat Copywriting closed and StrayGoat Writing Services was born.”
Why You Should use StrayGoat?
“That’s easy – because I know how to create clear, engaging content that gives your customers the help they need, whenever they need it. Importantly, I am quiet and introvert but have the soft skills that are needed to extract technical information from SMEs without causing friction or wasting people’s time. Do I ask a lot of questions? Yes, I do. But they are always relevant to what your audience needs to know and I’m always sensitive to the work of your experts.
I have worked in agile environments, so know about stand-ups, stories, sprints, etc. Most of my career has been in software teams, so I know how they work and how to work effectively as part of a team.
I’m also cheaper than many other technical writers, despite my wealth of experience, and I’m flexible too. If you have work, but don’t want a technical writer on board 5 days per week, that’s not a problem. I’m not one of those writers who wants to be working 5 days a week at the top possible rate – the type of project and work/life balance are more important to me. So let’s discuss what you need.”
You’re Based in Derbyshire, Right?
“Yes, that’s correct. If you need me on site for most of your work, you’re going to need to be in a reasonable commuting distance, so Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Worksop, Mansfield. If you are happy for some (or 100%) remote working, it doesn’t matter if you are further away. I’m used to working remotely via Skype and email, so as long as there are people around to answer questions, it really isn’t an issue.”