Technical Writer, Craig Wright

Freelance Technical Writer

Craig Wright – Technical writer and copywriter

Freelance Technical Writer

Craig Wright – Technical writer and copywriter

Technical Writer, Craig Wright

Technical documentation – an affordable way to provide customer support

Do you need documentation for your products and services? Are you looking for a way to reduce your customer support costs?

I can help.

As your technical writer, I’ll create content that explains your products and services clearly, using terms that your customers understand. So that when they aren’t sure about something, they can find the answers for themselves rather than calling your support.

Find out about my writing services below or get in touch and we can talk about your project.

 

Technical Writing and Copywriting Services

Although I work mostly as a technical writer, I’m a trained copywriter too. I also take an interest in content design and content architecture, so can help you with all sorts of content issues.

I can help you if …

You need an online help centre

Make it easy for your customers to search content online with a help centre or knowledgebase. I’ll create a stylish, well-written system that customers can use on their computers, tablets, or smartphones.

technical writer, online help, web help

You need user guides

Do people still need user guides and manuals? Hell yes. Sometimes it is just more practical to have a physical manual or a document that customers can print out and store. 

Technical writer, user guides, manuals

You want to promote technical products

Don’t fall into the common B2B trap of writing about your product’s features. People respond to benefits, not features. I’ll help you promote your products in a more engaging way.

technical writer, copywriter

You need a writer who is more technically-minded

“We had a copywriter, but they just weren’t technical enough and it was taking too long.” I hear that a lot. As a technical writer, I pick up technical info quickly and know how to explain it to people who aren’t so tech-savvy. So if you need someone who won’t run a mile at the first mention of working with developers, get in touch.

You need a writer who understands modular content

Do you need a writer who understands modular writing, content reuse, conditional content, and information types? You know, all those complicated things that make it quicker and easier to create content in bulk? I’m the writer you’re looking for. I regularly use MadCap Flare and Paligo, two popular topic-based technical authoring tools.

Your business needs clear, accurate content

Is your content peppered with jargon and bursting at the seams with overlong sentences? I can fix that for you. I’m used to reworking overcomplicated technical and business content, so if your gut feeling is that your content could be better, get in touch.

 

Craig has done an excellent job of refreshing our approach to product manuals. He researched our products and created clear and logically structured technical information, in a style that matches our branding as well as the needs of our end users. Craig produces content that works. Laura Johnson

Marketing Director, Timecode Systems

Am I the right technical writer for your project?

What do you want from a technical author/copywriter?  Someone who understands their craft, has a proven methodology, and will be productive from day 1, right?

Then you’ll find I’m a good choice.

I’ve been a technical author for over 20 years and have formal training in technical communication and copywriting too. So I understand the theory and best practices, and also have lots of hands-on experience that will benefit your company.  

 

Background and training

20+ years’ experience in software and hardware documentation. Lots of experience in industrial SCADA and IoT systems.

BA Hons Technical Communication

Fellow of the ISTC

Certified SEO copywriter, SEO content institute

Certified MadCap Flare technical writer v11

technical writer, istc
Technical writer, copywriter
technical writer, madcap flare
technical writer, paligo, madcap flare
“Craig combined professionalism with a conversational style in his writing that engaged the reader, often of subject matter that was both complicated and dry, but always managing to make it interesting and accessible.” Steve O'Hara

Chief Technical Officer, 4Energy

“Craig not only made the help docs more readable and useful, but actually fed back into the product itself. There is no doubt that our software is more user-friendly and intuitive as a result of Craig’s consultancy efforts. We highly recommend him.” Jonathan Wolfson

Director, Adaptable Tools

Tell me about your technical writing project

If you’re interested in hiring me as your technical writer or copywriter, please get in touch. I am based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and cover the East Midlands and South Yorkshire areas, but work remotely for most clients.

I’m interested in all sorts of technical writing and copywriting projects – variety is the spice of life, after all. But I’m an especially good choice for IOT and remote control/monitoring systems, as I’ve worked on those in several industries.

Let's get your content project started. Get in touch and let me know what you need.

craigwright@straygoat.co.uk

+44 07954141761