Here is a quick summary of my experience.
When I first became a freelance journalist, I wrote articles on a wide range of subjects for newspapers and magazines. During that seven years a prospective client asked if I could edit and rewrite where necessary a procedures manual. Of course, I said yes. I took much pleasure in turning something that was not user-friendly into an effective, focused and usable document.
To ensure I could be as flexible as possible, I took a technical writing course. Since then, I have completed numerous Government contracts.
A next opportunity arose when a business colleague asked if I had written any training materials. He said I would need a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. As I had been writing and delivering freelance writing courses at the University of Western Australia, I was able to obtain my Certificate quickly.
This qualification enabled me to write content and assessment tasks in various subjects, for example, Aged Care, Occupational Health and Safety and Process Plant Engineering.
My next challenge was ghostwriting books for a medical herbalist, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Other books I have written include a 100-year history of a water utility and a memoir for a civil engineer.
I really like to work alongside my clients to learn about their businesses so I can be quick and effective when writing whatever is required.
One of the clients I work with I have never met. I edit his communications and blog posts and over the years, I have come to know his business very well.
I have also been working with a small building company to ensure all procedures and contracts are compatible, easy to follow and can be updated quickly when necessary. Making life easier for this client has led to other assignments.
I look forward to working with you.