Technical Copywriter

Coming from an IT background, I not only understand technical concepts, but can also clearly communicate them to a non-technical audience. After all, B2B purchasing decisions are rarely left to the techies. You need a competent geek-speak translator who can turn complex concepts into compelling copy. A technical copywriter if you will.

I have worked in network management, programmed websites, and documented all manner of operations and software packages. Unlike some technical copywriters I have 16 years of genuine, hands-on experience in the topics I write about.

His extensive technology knowledge shines through when he writes for us – he’s a great copywriter who would make a fantastic addition to any team.” – Lucy Busuttil – Editorial Manager – Tomorrow People

I may have swapped my metaphorical toolbelt for a keyboard, but since then I have worked as a technical copywriter on several large projects for organisations including:

Ben is a fantastic writer who managed to understand and absorb the nuances of our highly technical product in a short space of time” –
Jan McQuillan – Head of Content & Distribution – Falcon.io.

Other B2B clients I have worked with as a technical copywriter include:

Ben is a skilled technical writer with a deep knowledge of his subject matter. He’s also extremely reliable and professional – Emily Hill – Managing Director – Write My Site.

Past projects have included articles, reports, white papers and blog posts. I have also researched and written content for use in online presentations and infographics in partnership with several inbound marketing agencies. My hands-on IT background means I can write exactly the content you need to engage prospects, or to seal the deal.

I am the technical copywriter you need – drop me a line.

FAQs

Do you work outside the UK?

Yes and no. I have clients across the globe, from the USA to Australia, Ireland to Poland and many other places in between. Annoyingly, I have yet to meet most of my international customers in person.

I am very much based in the UK and I am most definitely a native English speaker though.

How much do you charge?

Prices are calculated on a project-by-project basis. You can find details about how I calculate my quotes on my copywriting rate card.

How do you work?

Actually, the correct question is ‘how do you work?’ After all, my job is to simplify yours. Your business has its own way of working, and I do whatever I can to accommodate your preferences. You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like during the project – all I need is an understanding of what you need. Then it’s over to me to deliver by the agreed deadline.

Do you offer agency rates?

I’m always open to negotiation. Let’s talk.

Can you do a free trial sample?

No.

Do you write academic papers?

No.

It’s your degree, you earn it.

Can you write….?

Yes, almost certainly. I regularly write blog posts, sales emails, white papers, reports, ebooks and social media posts. I’ve also written video scripts, CVs, print articles and physical brochures. I’ve even been tricked into writing someone’s university midterm paper.

Just because you don’t see it listed here, doesn’t mean I can’t write it. Drop me a line – I’m unlikely to say no.

What tools do you use?

I work to your preferences, so I use a wide range of copywriting tools and comms services for my clients. I’ve listed some in order of preference:

Documents

  • Microsoft Word
  • Apple Pages / iWork
  • Plain text / RTF
  • Scrivener
  • Google Docs (but I’d really rather not)

Video conferencing

  • Apple FaceTime
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Cisco WebEx
  • Blue Jeans
  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts

Project management

  • Trello
  • Astana

If you need me to be part of an ongoing project long-term, I’m also happy to join your Slack channels, or to use one of your corporate email addresses for client comms.

Do you speak any other languages?

Although I offer international copywriting services, my language skills are quite poor. I speak French and German to high school level, and I’m learning a few hundred words in Polish.

I am very good at working with people from across the world, helping to turn their ideas into great copy though.

Do you write tutorials / user guides?

Absolutely. Sometimes I’ll even supply screenshots. Let’s talk.

Do you write technical manuals?

I have written technical manuals and administration guides in the past, and I’m open to doing it again. If you have a specific project in mind, we should talk.