In business, the meaning of the word “consultancy” seems to have a range of interpretations, and can cover a number of different types of service. I interpret its meaning as basically “to give advice”. That is to say that I see it as an opportunity to help. I have been around for quite a long while and have a lot of very useful skills, and I enjoy the opportunity to share them.
This doesn’t mean that I have all the answers, but I do have a lot of experience of both document production and design. Since I began trading in 1989 I have worked on a wide range of projects, and have developed and refined my working methods continuously.
I have seen the many changes in technology that have occurred, and have explored many aspects and approaches to document production.
Why is this useful?
Because producing documentation to a professional level is a complex business with many traps for the unwary. I know this because I have probably already made most of the mistakes that can be made.
My advice can help you keep your production costs down, and make sure that the quality of your documents is kept to a very high standard. It can also help make sure that they function well in both a technical sense and in their ability to carry out their purpose.
In many cases I am asked for advice as part of my involvement in a production project, but you will also find my consultancy services helpful if you produce your own documentation in-house.
Here are some of the things that I might be able to help you with:
- Document review and evaluation – usability testing.
- Product usability evaluation
- The design and production of content.
- Development of efficient production systems.
- Staff training and coaching.