Tia Ross | Editor | Coach

Technical Editing

Tia Ross, Technical EditorWhen you need technical material edited, you want a competent pro who understands it. You need a techie who speaks the language and knows the mechanics of style in and out. You want a copyeditor with a real technical background.
My technical writing and editing services include rewriting, copyediting, and line editing, focused on ensuring complex technical processes are depicted clearly and vividly, that all text, graphics and illustrations are relevant and easy to understand, and that formatting conforms to your style manual of choice. I’ll also adapt technical jargon for your target audience as needed.
If technical writing or editing is what you need, contact me. I’ll make your technical communications and documents the best they can be through expert editing and feedback. Why worry or feel insecure about your words when you can call on me for stress-free, hassle-free help? Contact me today.
"DocTypes"
  • User manuals
  • Product features
  • Troubleshooting
  • Knowledge base/online help
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Code, API or SPK
  • Internal development plans
  • Real-life customer implementations
  • Marketing/product specifications
  • Processes & procedures
  • User training plans
  • Functional specifications
  • Installation manuals
  • Systems reference
  • Tutorials
  • Topical guides
  • White papers
My Background

I’ve been editing and writing technical documents since 1998 for software, SaaS, e-commerce, telecommunications, cybersecurity, computer networking, digital forensics, legal, banking, financial, construction, internet, and other industries. I’ve also designed and developed websites, software, and web applications.

My academic background includes an AAS in computer information technology with emphasis in applications programming, a BS in information science and technology, and university diplomas/certificates in computer forensics, project management, business processes, software development, and database programming.

Skills/Tools
  • Microsoft Word, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, SharePoint, OneNote, Publisher
  • HelpNDoc, MadCap Flare, RoboHelp
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, InCopy, Acrobat, PageMaker, FrameMaker
  • Pixelmator, GIMP, Canva, Snappa
  • Nuance Pro, Foxit PDF Editor, Nitro PDF Pro, Wondershare PDF Editor — fillable forms, redactions, OCR, editing, conversions
  • DocX, DocXStyles, DocXTools
  • LibreOffice, ProjectLibre, OpenOffice, OmniPage, QuarkXPress
  • Apple Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Books, iMovie
  • Basecamp, Skype, Telegram, Discord, WhatsApp, Teams, Yammer, Zoom, Google Meet, Duo
  • MarkDown Editor, Google Docs, Notepad/++, Visual Studio, Brackets, Cyberduck, Atom, TextWrangler, Komodo Edit, TextEdit, Coda, Espresso
  • HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, XML, VBA, MySQL, Oracle SQL, PHPMyAdmin, CGI
  • WordPress, Drupal, Sitecore, Adobe Experience Manager, Squarespace, Shopify, Joomla, Magento, Bitrix24
  • Mac OS X, Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, centOS, openSUSE), iOS, Android, Unix, Chrome OS
  • Exchange, SMTP, POP, IMAP, MX record configuration
  • FTP (Fetch, CrossFTP), DNS, SSL, SSH, cPanel, SPanel, Apache
  • Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, PCloud, iDrive, iCloud
  • Microsoft Authenticator, LastPass, 2FA, OTP, CAPCHA configurations
  • SEO, Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics
  • FTK, WinHex, S-Tools, ActiveDisk, Zip Key, KTB Tree Passware, Disk Editor, EnCase, MetaData Assistant
  • HotDocs, PCDocs, DOCS Open, DeskSite, NetDocs
  • BestAuthority, Full Authority, DeltaView, CompareRite, Innova, DTE SQL, TimeSlips, Concordance, Summation

Want to work with me?

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