Technical Writing and Documentation
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND CLARITY
A Product Leader, Software Architect and Consultant will do a lot of important writing. Over my career I've authored documentation, sales materials, presentations, user stories, case studies, white papers and more!
As a skilled writer with detailed knowledge of the technology, my clients and employers have turned to me when clear and technically accurate materials were needed.
Writing for Developers
DOCUMENTING API, CODEBASE, DATABASE, ARCHITECTURE
As an experienced software and database developer and designer, I've worked directly with teams of developers, and have documented all aspects of the technlogy stack, before, during and after the development process.
Authored to Web/HTML, PDF, Markdown, reSructurred Text, Video
API guides, User Stories, Code Specifications, Data Dictionaries, Test Guides and Test Results.
Re-authoring docs written by offshore teams (ESL)
Writing for Users
TRAINING AND GUIDING USERS THROUGH NEW APPLICATIONS AND DATA PRODUCTS
Video training and on-boarding
Pre-sales app description and use cases
Writing for Customers
DESCRIBING TECHNICAL PRODUCTS TO PROSPECTS
Marketing Materials - Product Sheets
Demos - live, recorded, in document
Product Vision documents
Most tech writing examples are locked in internal distribution or protected by NDA, but below are some I am able to share. Business names have been changed and few other elements disguised, but the nature of the work should be clear.
A RESTful API accessed through network, used to integrate AcquireWeb systems to a partner's syste, to empower a product of theirs. An adaptation of an API used internally and eventually revised and expanded to other partners and customers.
A client with a new application in beta release found that their web developer had not anticipated how the appliction could scale to much larger customers, or even to multiple customers. This client asked Innomark (Jay) to review the app, as it existed what was planned, and make recomendation for a more sophistocated data storage solution.
Engaged to test and validate the database underlying an online training application, Jay performed the testing and wrote the report, a portion of which is provided here.
After release of a new feature to MS SQL Server, This document, in style a user guide, was published as a white paper and as an addition to a training program also authored by Jay. It descibes a new, advanced approach to multidimensional security permissions
Bitcoin, Cybercurrencies and blockchain - a technical backgrounder (Coming Soon)
Key Concept in Data (Coming Soon)
Sailboat Racing Reports