Tech Writing

Muso-ref pageDespite (allegedly) being the least often read of all publications, a clear and informative user manual can lead a customer from frustration to satisfaction. And as electronic media products become ever more sophisticated, the occasions on which a customer needs to “RTFM” multiply.

 I began writing manuals during my first loudspeaker design job with Mordaunt-Short and have continued ever since. The simple loudspeaker manuals I began with are now however the exception. Complex, GUI and app controlled, and network connected, audio product manuals are the norm, and it is often the case that the act of writing the user manual contributes to refinement of the user interface. And it’s not simply user manuals that I now find myself writing: app and on-line support copy increasingly plays an important role.

I’ve written, and in many cases designed and managed, manuals for mumerous well known specialist consumer and professional audio brands including: Naim Audio, Bowers & Wilkins, Acoustic Energy, ATC Loudspeakers, Dynaudio, and Focusrite. Click on the images below to open examples of work for Naim Audio, Dynaudio, and Bowers & Wilkins. If you’d like to explore what my work could bring to your technical publications, please get in touch via the contact form on the About Me page.

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