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Gavin I. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 2, 2013

Gavin I.

Writer, Editor, Trainer and Proofreader
   United Kingdom
  |   Waltham Abbey, Essex

Overview

Scientific and Technical writer. Write for such diverse industries as Aerospace, Finance, Manufacturing, Software, Education Authorities, Government .

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Skills (7)

Tested
Technical Writing
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Business Writing
Adobe FrameMaker

Service Description

Specialising in the Presentation of Technical Information for over 10 years.
Gavin Ireland FISTC has been working in Technical Documentation for over 10 years in such diverse industries as Aerospace, Finance, Enterprise Resource Planning, Quality Assurance and so on.
Gavin is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (www.istc.org.uk) and served as President of the ISTC for 5 years. Gavin is still serving on the ISTC council as an advisor.

Controlled English.
Information Mapping.
Printed/Printable user guides.
On-line help.
API/SDK documentation.
Websites.
Intranets.
Documentation Control.
eLearning courses.

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Employment

iHelp Ltd
Chief Documentation Consultant
2000 - Present
Completed projects for: The British Council - Documentation management and Editing. Interactive eLearning projects. HSBC Foreign Exchange & Precious Metals Trading - Software guide writing The...
DST UK Ltd
Technical Author
2011 - 2012
Technical Author producing API reference guides, templates, style guides, definitions documents. On-line help and UI advice.
The British Council
Technical Author
2008 - 2011
Providing 12 month maternity cover to run documentation control for the Global IS department, including: • Creating infrastructure and server documents/sets from information gathered from SMEs...
HSBC Bank plc
Technical Author
2007 - 2009
Initial contract of 2 Months, then 4 subsequent extensions to 16 months and repeat short assignments of up to 1 week thereafter. Tasked to create and maintain evolve Foreign Exchange and Precious...
The Environment Agency
Technical Author
2008 - 2008
Tasked to update Environment Agency policy documentation to meet the corporate standards, including: • Document management, • Financial policies and • Health and Safety documents. All...
Tribal Group plc
Technical Author
2003 - 2007
Sole Technical Author for the Foundation Suite of applications for Education Authorities and the Asset Management applications for local councils. Primarily responsible for the creation and...
STL Technologies Ltd
Technical Author
2003 - 2003
Sole Technical Author for internal documentation and documentation management for the national LIBRA project. Responsible for streamlining and automating internal forms, procedures and document...
Secoda Risk Management Ltd
Technical Author
2003 - 2003
3 month contract and later 1 week repeat contract to create online help and printable user-guides for the RuleSafeTM policy awareness and information security application. This application has...
iVision
Technical Author
2003 - 2003
2 month contract to create a simple and ‘developer-maintainable’ online help system for the OTS online advertising trading system using RoboHelp.
Omni-Pac UK Ltd
Technical Author
2002 - 2003
3 month contract to research the manufacturing process and quality issues faced by operatives and produce a range of quality assurance awareness systems. Solutions included: • Prominent poster...
SharpOWL Software International Ltd
Technical Author
2000 - 2002
Technical Author for SharpOWL PSA financial software application suite. Primarily responsi¬ble for the production of user guides, installation guides, training collateral and release notes into...
Westland Helicopters Limited
Technical Author
2000 - 2000
Airframe maintenance manuals for all variants of EH101 Merlin Helicopter
Lotus Cars Ltd
Technical Author
1999 - 2000
Assisting the Technical Author with layout, content and production of materials for the Elise project. Duties included: • Researching, editing and distributing a product recall notice.
British Army
Technical Author & Records Controller
1998 - 1999
Whilst still serving as an Aircraft Engineering Supervisor.
British Army
Aircraft Engineer
1990 - 1999
Corporal, Supervisor and later Crew-chief

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policy
guides
help
API
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