Technical communicator: proven writer and editor

This is the website of Robert Chapman, a technical communicator living in Everett, Washington.

My interest is in doing technical communications work, something I have done for 30 years. This has included working remotely successfully for over 10 years.

Previous work involved working as a computer operator, secondary education, and insurance loss prevention.

Flower at the Byodo-In Temple in Kahaluu, O'ahu, Hawaii

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

—J.R.R. Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings

About (Résumé)

Robert Chapman is a technical communicator living in Everett, Washington. This is about 30 miles north of Seattle and Redmond. He is available for a variety of editing and writing work.

Bob’s dedication to clarity and consistency is as impressive as it is rare. From time to time a marketing editor tells me they have a question – point of view, really – from “this guy, Robert Chapman.” My standard answer is “Listen to what he says. He’s smart and relentless. And he’s probably right.” I’ll give the same advice to you. You’ll appreciate him as much as I do.

Doug Howatt, former Creative Director, Writing, at Hitachi Vantara (recommendation given on Robert Chapman’s LinkedIn page)

Contact Bob at mail@rrchapman.us or +1 (206) 963-5260.

Download Bob’s résumé in PDF format (277 kB) or Microsoft Word format (37 kB).

Robert jumped into a project mid-stream and was able to not only pick up the work and deliver immediate results, but added such value to the client, that it resulted in schedule recoveries and we were able to deliver on time. He is extremely personable, has deep knowledge of the subject matter and a supreme work ethic. I would definitely hire him again for another project.

Stacy Heinemann, former Senior Project Manger, at iSoftStone (recommendation given on Robert Chapman’s LinkedIn page)

Work samples are on Portfolio of Robert Chapman. Additional samples and recommendations are on Robert Chapman’s LinkedIn page. While there is not much there, Robert Chapman’s GitHub page.

Summary

I have done a variety of technical communication tasks for over 30 years: editor, writer, and web-based training developer. This work has been in computer hardware and software, aerospace, and cellular telephone industries. My products have included technical white papers, training, marketing materials and communications, on-line help, user interface text, and software documentation.

Sunset from Waikīkī.
Sunset from Waikīkī.

Portfolio of Robert Chapman

This portfolio shows some of the work I have done. Some older samples are on Robert Chapman’s LinkedIn page.

The Last Chapter by J. Doyle Penrose (1902) from Wikimedia common
The Last Chapter by J. Doyle Penrose (1902) from Wikimedia common

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

—Ecclesiastes 12:12 (Authorized Version)

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