Philip Tory's Tech Author Training days available across the UK

This was taken during two training days in Mumbai, India, for a pharmaceutical company.

Technical Writing Courses -- for Professional Authoring

One-Day Courses: Learn from a professional Technical Author how to write manuals that make a difference...  

Technical Courses Manual, 150 pages, how to do professional authoringWelcome to Philip Tory's Technical Author Training Zone

   Imagine your company having technical manuals that ALL your target readers could understand easily, first time. 

   Sales would improve because the End Users will see how easy it would be to use your products or services. (Trust me - I was in Sales for 25+ years!)

   Support calls
will be fewer.  (I was also second-line support to a Help Desk.)

   Customer satisfaction improves. I want you to be able to give the highest customer satisfaction from your manuals.

   I receive excellent feedback about my Technical Authoring Courses, which I have been running for over 12 years, spanning 11 countries. I have a good technical, scientific and business background, as well as writing Help documentation for about 20 years, and want to pass on the best of what I know to my course delegates.

Learn about authoring professional Instruction Manuals such as Operator / User Manuals, Installation Guides, Maintenance/Service Manuals etc.  

e.g. you might write :
  - Technical Quick Start Guides
  - User Manuals
  - Installation Guides
  - Quick Reference Guides
  - Maintenance Manuals
  - Operating Instructions
  - Configuration Guides...

Excellent technical documentation in Plain English really does help your business. Learn what this means, and how to write it.
   Call one of England's finest technical authors and tell me what training you need. Talk to me personally on 01452 500639, or send me an email - just click Authoring Contact

Philip Tory, Technical Authoring Training Course, Gloucester UK. In demand for 17 years!

This is the foundation site for the world's largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope, now starting construction on Mount Paranal, Chile. (Yours for nearly €2 bn. And you thought the EU was hard up?)  ...  I helped to write the Technical Specification for the tender documents.

Extremely Large Telescopes are considered worldwide as one of the highest priorities in ground-based astronomy. They will vastly advance astrophysical knowledge, allowing detailed studies of subjects including planets around other stars, the first objects in the Universe, super-massive black holes, and the nature and distribution of the dark matter and dark energy which dominate the Universe. Since the end of 2005 ESO has been working together with its user community of European astronomers and astrophysicists to define the new giant telescope needed by the middle of the next decade. Dubbed E-ELT for European Extremely Large Telescope, this revolutionary new ground-based telescope concept will have a 39-metre main mirror and will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world: “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”. Science with the E-ELT The E-ELT will tackle the biggest scientific challenges of our time, and aim for a number of notable firsts, including tracking down Earth-like planets around other stars in the "habitable zones" where life could exist — one of the Holy Grails of modern observational astronomy. It will also perform "stellar archaeology" in nearby galaxies, as well as make fundamental contributions to cosmology by measuring the properties of the first stars and galaxies and probing the nature of dark matter and dark energy. On top of this astronomers are also planning for the unexpected — new and unforeseeable questions will surely arise from the new discoveries made with the E-ELT.
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be the largest optical and infra-red telescope ever built. Scientists and engineers from all over Europe are working on plans for a telescope with a mirror that is over 39 metres in diameter. The area of this mirror is larger than the combined reflecting area of all the major research telescopes currently in existence. This increased area will allow us to study objects to much larger distances in the Universe (e.g. to detect the light from the first galaxies that formed in the Universe) while also allowing us to study celestial objects with unrivalled spatial resolution (e.g. to directly image extra-solar planets).

See  See the YouTube presentation on the E-ELT  The Public Information page of the European Southern Observatory    The scientific facilities for the European Extremely Large Telescope E-ELT Project    The world's Biggest Eye on the Sky - the E-ELT   The UK involvement in the E-ELT European Extremely Large Telescope    Technical Writer    Tech Writing Courses for business and industry, delivered in UK and Europe    site