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Editor: Edwin Briggs


Qualifications: BSc (Hons); Master Information Technology; plus short courses in Technical and Scientific Writing and Editing, Proofreading, Copyediting, Designing With Users, Screen Design, Usability Evaluation, Writing for the Web, Developing User Documentation, Information Mapping for On-line and Paper, Train the trainer


  • Editing—Proofreading, substantive editing and copy editing on paper and on-screen; rewriting in plain-English; procedural writing
  • Other services—Usability testing and design
  • Subject fields—Information Technology, fitness, government, theatre and entertainment, annual reports
  • Media—User manuals, newsletters, intranet pages, information papers, reports

Specific projects

As Director for Technical Communication in a large government agency, advised staff on developing effective communication; developed a Technology Assistant for the Intranet to provide a ‘portal’ to IT information and services; reviewed, edited and wrote a large number of technical documents for use within the agency, including both paper documents and on-line documents in Lotus Notes

The ability to put myself in the shoes of the reader and write in a clear, concise and interesting style for any audience