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Gordon Smith | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 25, 2013

Gordon Smith

Respected Production Engineer and Technical Writer
   United Kingdom
  |   Derby, Derbyshire
  |  10:02 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30
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Writing concise, detailed, illustrated documentation with precision and clarity.

I am a Production Engineer at an electronics company with 30m turnover, and work with customers including McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Tesla, Lotus, Aston Martin, Case New Holland, Draeger, Triton, and many others.

I am an expert in taking products from the design stage to full productionisation. This involves having skills in technical writing, tooling and fixture design, robot programming, process flow creation, PFMEA writing, packaging design,...

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Portfolio

a sample from a training document
example of a mostly visual guide to assembling a fakra connector
this shows the correct procedure for wiring the boards
this details how to pack parts for shipment
showing critical dimensions and weights
this shows a table listing the parts, a description, and an image, plus the quantity to...
this is one page of a final assembly instruction, fitting the lid specifically
a typical example of a technical operator instruction
a sample from a web site user manual
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images
example of operator instruction with text and images

Skills (9)

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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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SketchUp Pro
Knowledge of Google SketchUp Pro 7 Skills Test
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Javascript
Test of Knowledge of General JavaScript Skills
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HTML
HTML 4.01 Test
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2010 Test
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CSS
Visual Basic
PHP5
ISO 9001

Service Description

---- Technical writing ----

I will take your source material and create documents optimised for your target audience. Document types could include: operator instructions, product manuals, executive summaries, help manuals, instructions for use, critical reviews and so on.
I can use my CAD drawing skills to produce professional illustrations, or take your CAD models and turn them in to line art for any figures and diagrams. I can create screenshots, and layer graphics over those to highlight specifics.


---- other skills --- I do not intend to actively look for work in these areas, however these skills may work in synergy with technical writing jobs in certain engineering situations.

Website creation - I can use web technologies such as HTML, PHP and Javascript to create bespoke sites, and can implement simple content management to make updating the site simple for the non-technical user.

Coding - I am a hobbyist coder, however I am keen to take on some low-level coding jobs to expand my portfolio.

Engineering assistance - I can assist in providing the documentation and planning to bring jobs from the design stage to manufacture, in line with ISO 9001 TS 16949.

Excel spreadsheets - provide me with a your spreadsheet requirements and I will develop a bespoke solution. I specialise in creating spreadsheets that reduce needless manual calculation, provide statistical feedback, and increase general efficiency.

Tooling and fixture design - I will take your technical...

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Production Engineer
spreadsheets
excel
technical writing
fixture design
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