Mike Unwalla's skills

Mike Unwalla Thank you for considering TechScribe for your documentation project. This page tells you why you get excellent value from TechScribe.

Dr Mike Unwalla, principal technical writer.

How TechScribe started

In 1999, after four years as a technical writer in the software industry, I decided to work for myself.

Early in my career, I taught English as a foreign language. After that, an MSc and PhD research gave me a good knowledge of software and IT systems. The combination of teaching skills, training skills, English language skills, and technical ability is unusual. Those skills let your technical people speak to me in their language. Then, I write the information clearly for the readers of the documentation.

Professional status

Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (FISTC). The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) is the professional association for technical communicators in the UK. To keep my status as a Fellow, I must keep my knowledge and skills current and I must record my learning (continuous professional development).

Member of the UK Simplified Technical English Working Group (UKSTEWG).

Temporary UK representative of the Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group (STEMG) at the May 2019 meeting. Appointed by Maria Macdonald.

Former Principal UK Expert on software documentation, appointed by BSI.

Former reporter for the online groups section in Communicator.

Certified in Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100) by the ASD-approved supplier UNINETTUNO.

Trained in Information Mapping methods.

Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS): Expert level.

See also

Developing a term checker from ISTC

From an Idea to a Product from STC

A day in the life of Mike Unwalla from ISTC

A profile of Mike Unwalla from PCG

Member profile of Mike Unwalla from ISTC

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