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Bruce G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 19, 2014

Bruce G.

Senior Technical Writer
   Canada
  |   Kelowna, BC
  |  12:18 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

An archaeologist by training (hence the name of my company), I discovered along the way that I have a talent for writing. The writing side of my professional life took over, and I don't get to do much archaeology anymore.

I have over 15 years of experience writing everything from assembly and user manuals to search engine optimized web content, marketing and promotional materials, magazine articles, newsletters, academic reports, and business plans.

I am highly computer literate, versatile, and creative, and have excellent interpersonal...

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Portfolio

This is an interview/article I wrote for a website. It's really a promotional piece...
Another web article designed to look like an interview, but that is actually a...
An industry interview/promotional piece written for the web. Used to provide an...
These are samples of doorway pages that I wrote for search engine optimization for...

Skills (9)

Tested
Technical Writing
Academic Writing
Online Writing
English
English Proofreading
Writing for SEO
Social Media Marketing
Blogging
Social Media Optimization (SMO)

Service Description

"...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded..."

Well, it seems like things havenít changed much since Plato wrote these words more than 2000 years ago. Documentation and online help or lack of it is still a constant source of frustration for end users. A lot of companies simply donít need or canít afford a full time technical writer. They donít bother updating their manuals, or they get a developer to throw something together at the last minute.

It doesn't have to be this way.

As a highly experienced technical writer and editor, I am always looking for opportunities to use my writing ability and experience to help others to produce the high quality writing that their work requires, whether it be search engine optimized web content, user manuals, or an academic paper.

I also offer very reasonable by-the-page rates for editing services. If you've written the content, but you just want someone to give it a once over to clean it up, I can do that, and quickly.

You'll find much cheaper writers on Elance but I guarantee that they aren't native English speakers and the content they write will be terrible. I won't work for $4 an hour and if you want great content, you have to pay for it.

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Employment

Kelowna Infiniti Nissan
Social Media Marketer
2014 - Present
Use social media and content marketing to drive traffic to automotive websites, generate leads, and increase conversion rates and auto sales. Write website content and regular blog articles.
Archaeotype Consulting
Owner
2002 - Present
Write and edit website content, marketing materials, business plans, and knowledgebase documents. Write assembly, owner, and software user manuals. Edit documents for content, consistency, and...
QHR Software Inc.
Senior Technical Writer
2003 - 2012
Use single source authoring to write User Manuals, Help Systems, Release Notes, and computer based training materials for a suite of HR, Payroll, Scheduling, Reporting, and Financial Management...
Western Star Trucks
Technical Writer
1995 - 2002
Wrote automotive assembly manuals, job aids, and ISO and QS9000 documentation. Wrote departmental procedures and information releases. Designed and delivered employee training programs, for...
Kelowna Museum
Educator/Registrar
1986 - 2002
Developed and presented interpretive programs to community groups and approximately 20,000 students each year. Operated a black and white darkroom, producing photographic images for exhibit,...

Education

Simon Fraser University
Technical Writing Project Management
2010 - Present
Vancouver Community College
Instructional and Curriculum Design
2001 - Present
Public Service Commission Canada
Certificate in French Language Proficiency
1991 - 1992
University of Victoria
Bachelor of Arts
1983 - 1985
Okanagan College
Diploma in Arts (with Distinction)
1980 - 1982

Keywords

SEO content
technical writer
web content
user manuals
help systems
editor
blog posts
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