Richard Osborne - Technical Writer - Alcester, Warwickshire

 Instruction Manuals

Technical writing

Property guides



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Instruction Manuals : General Technical : Property Guides : Contact

 A Chartered Mechanical Engineer  - writing and compiling technical literature.

Over thirty years experience in the design and development of engineering products and a variety of project management activities.

Regular professional work includes operators manuals for wood chippers.  Past assignments have included manuals for train washing equipment and church heating plant and advising on risk assessments and safety appraisals. 

Voluntary work includes technical liaison for St Nicholas Church Alcester  on many fabric projects, including  expediting  Alcester’s Church House Development project.  

On line Library of various notes and interests (click to open page pdf file):

- Community Building Heating Control

- Alcester Church House website

- Church House timber frames sketches

- Church House project photo album

- Tour of St Nicholas Church, Alcester

- Alcester flood alleviation project 2008 - 2012 (1) Environment Agency (2) Severn Trent Water

 - Ransomes Sovereign potato harvester 1976

- Hydro-mechanical closed loop control patent for potato digger depth 1974

- Bomford DynaDrive transmission system 1981

- Bomford API cassava digger 1980

- Marlow Bros. plate cameras history and Arthur George Webb family connection - 1890s

- Francis Smith of Warwick - Architect of St Nicholas Alcester’s Georgian nave  - 1730s

Professional work in more detail below

Technical instruction manuals prepared to client's requirements

Content compliant where possible with relevant European Machinery Directives, British and European (EN) standards and ISO standards.

Master manual is supplied to customer in Word or pdf format suitable for any further editing by customer "in house" if and as required.

Illustrations in either colour or black and white can be included, or clients own graphics.

Regular work for GreenMech Ltd, local manufacturer of forestry wood chippers.  Previous contracts include cement mixers, train washing plant, heating installations, etc.

See also Property Guides for Landlords and tenants.

Technical writing - Specialist help for companies and organisations

3D visualisation - Simple CAD or impression drawn onto photographs:

 - suitable for minor planning applications etc.   e.g. chimney installation : TV aerial in conservation area.


Engineering Reports, Patent drafts, Safety issues

Technical reports can be compiled on a wide variety of technical issues.

For example:

    Product appraisal

    Component failures

    Compliance with European Directives, BS, EN and ISO standard requirements where known.

    Design analysis

 Illustrations in either colour or black and white can be included.

On completion, reports can be supplied to clients in Word or pdf format by email or memory stick.

Technical Construction Files, etc. etc.

Design experience in fabricated structures, hydraulics and control systems. Specialist knowledge of farm implement design includes root harvesters, tillage and flail mower products.

Qualifications:     BSc(MechEng), CEng, MIMechE, FIAgrE

Landlords and Tenants Guides

Property Guides can be compiled to landlord's requirements for tenants use.

Typical content can include:

Location of service controls, meters, stop cocks.,  Security locks, keys etc., Heating operation

Basic appliance information (e.g. washing machine, cooker, refrigerator, video)

Emergency contacts,  Inventory of landlords items

Location Illustrations in either colour or black and white.

On completion, the master manual is supplied to customer in Word or pdf format suitable for any further editing by the customer "in house" as required.

Contact Details:

80 Throckmorton Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6QJ   Tel: 01789 763509

email:     richdotgwynatbtinternetdotcom   (for humans only!)

Or use the Form on under Trade and Industry, Engineering, Technical Writer

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