About Philip Tory  BSc(Hons), Dip.M., Technical Author

Experienced and competent in many diverse industrial areas.

This technical writing business began trading in 2000 as Expeditory UK, and Authorgraphic Ltd was established in 2002; I have now retired from writing documentation, and have dedicated myself to helping others to write their own manuals in house. I now have a track record that includes 160+ clients worldwide, spread across 11 countries from UK to Europe, and as far away as India, USA and Australia.

Across my previous career in various companies, I was often asked to write the Equipment Manuals or the Software Help Guides as part of my job responsibilities. These career roles included:

  • Electronics Development
  • Drawing Office Management
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  •  Technical Sales / Franchise Management
  •  Marketing
  •  Electronics QA, and later, Software QA
  •  Software Product Management
  •  Technical Troubleshooting and
  •   Staff Training.

These areas gave me broad competence in technical, engineering and business skills, so that you learn from my considerable industrial experience as well.

Full time Technical Authoring since 2000

The history: In 2000, I was made redundant, which turned out to be the best career move I ever made ... read on.  I contacted a former employer, who had moved to Australia and started a new venture. He wanted a Help Guide for their new Leisure Centre Management software, so he sent me the software via the internet, and I created the Help Guides and sent them back. And so I started my own business as a full-time technical writer and trainer, and never looked back. 

Authorgraphic Ltd, est. 2002

As the business was going well, I set up a limited company, Authorgraphic Ltd in 2002. I retired from authoring in March 2017 and closed the company. I started training in 2004, and have run Technical Writing Courses across 10 countries, and have trained hundreds of people. Although I no longer run live courses, the full course content - and more - is contained in my Training Manual. So now I pass on my skills for free, with my technical writing course.

Customer base

Since I first started in 2000, I now have over 160 clients worldwide, across 11 countries.

Technologies handled

I have worked on documentation for a wide variety of businesses and technologies, from a low-tech Lawn Care Franchise business, to the highest-tech, such as editing the specification for world's largest optical telescope for the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and a manual for processing radioactive waste at a power station. See Author Skills.