Richard Osborne - Technical Writer - Alcester, Warwickshire

Technical writing

3D Visuals

Instruction sheets


Professional Biography


 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 has included technical liaison for St Nicholas Church Alcester  on many fabric projects, including  expediting  Alcester’s Church House Development project 2008 - 2016.  Other interests include music and local history.

Technical and History Notes Library  (click to open):

 - Alcester Church House website

 - Church House timber frames sketches

 - Community Building Heating Control

 - St Nicholas Church, Alcester Tour Guide

  - 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 API cassava digger 1980

 - Bomford DynaDrive transmission system 1981

  - 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

Photo and Video Library for Church House and St Nicholas Church

Church House project photo album:

Church House video tour:

Church House timber frames - CAD visualisation:

St Nicholas Church, Alcester video tour:

St Nicholas Church Alcester restoration video slides:

Collection of music audio and video recordings on Music page

Technical instruction manuals prepared to client's requirements.

Content compliant where possible with relevant British (BS), European (EN) standards and international (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 Instruction Sheets and manuals below.

Professional Engineering: 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

3D visualisation - By simple 3D CAD or impression drawn onto photographs:

 Examples used for local authority planning applications:


Instruction sheets and manuals (e.g. Property Guides)

Typical property guide content might include:

Location of service controls, meters, stop cocks, 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, a draft  manual is supplied to customer in Word or pdf format suitable for use or any further editing by author or customer as required.

Contact Details:

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

email:     richdotgwynatbtinternetdotcom   (for humans only!)

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