Work from Home Technical Writer

Distance Doesn’t Have to be a Problem. Hire Me as a Work from Home Technical Writer.

If you’re not in the East Midlands or South Yorkshire area, that doesn’t mean I can’t help you out. Most of my clients aren’t in these areas either, in fact, several are in different countries, nevermind counties. I’m able to offer just as good a service as a work from home technical writer as I am as an on-site writer. 

In fact, I work better from home as there’s less distractions, I can use my desktop instead of a laptop, and there’s no commuting involved. Commuting drains the life out of me, it really does.  

Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Technical Writer

What Do I Bring to the Table?

I’ve been a professional technical writer since 1997 and have created online help, user guides, web content, and training material for various companies. I have a degree in Technical Communication and am a fellow of the ISTC, so am committed to CPD and keep up-to-date with trends in the industry.

These days, I mostly use MadCap Flare and Paligo for authoring content, but I’ve also used Adobe products such as FrameMaker and InDesign, Atlassian Confluence, and good old MS Word.

If that all sounds good to you, please get in touch and let me know what you need.

Getting Over the Fear of Hiring a Remote Technical Writer

I understand you might be hesitant about hiring someone who isn’t on site (and in sight), especially if you haven’t worked with me before. So I will try and put your mind at ease. 

Perceived Problem

If you’re working from home, you won’t provide the full 7.5 hours per day work.

Reality

I end up giving you some free work. Because not only will I put in the hours required, but if there’s something niggling me or a bit I just want to finish off, I will get it done.

Perceived Problem

You will have more distractions at home.

Reality

I have less distractions at home. It’s quiet, there’s no office chit-chat, and I can be far more productive. 

Perceived Problem

How will I know you are working?

Reality

The nature of my work means that I have to ask questions, so I will be in touch with your SMEs. You can also see what I have been working on at any time. With a CCMS like Paligo, the software itself provides a record of everything I am doing. And you can always Skype or email me to get in touch.

Perceived Problem

We need you to be in agile stand ups

Reality

I’ve done stand ups via Skype before, without any problems. Typically, stand ups are not as useful for tech writers as they are for devs, anyway.

Perceived Problem

You need to be able to interact with the team

Reality

I can do that via Skype and email. 

Perceived Problem

You need to be able to see product demos

Reality

You might be right. If this can’t be done over Skype, perhaps I can visit your site just for the demo? I’ve done that on other jobs. You just need to allow for the travel time and the nightmare that is the M1.

Perceived Problem

You’ll take up too much of our SMEs time if you are not here in person

Reality

Unlikely. I’m aware of your SMEs workload and will arrange suitable times to contact them. I’ll also ‘chunk’ my questions as much as possible so that your SMEs can deal with them all in one fell swoop, rather than bit by bit throughout the day.

Another benefit of hiring me as a remote working techncial writer is that you don’t need to have the physical space for me to work in. You might be surprised at how many clients have said this is an issue for them. So if  you are short of desks and tables, that’s something to consider too. 

And remember – you have the right to cancel! In the unlikely event that things aren’t working out, we will have an agreed cancellation period in our contract, so you can take control.

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