Freelance Technical Author

Sparkford, Yeovil
14 Nov 2017
11 Dec 2017
Tricia Coulson
Contract Type
Full Time


Haynes Publishing, the leading publisher of car and motorcycle repair manuals, wishes to engage the services of a freelance technical author to originate car manuals for its world famous Owners Workshop Manual series.  

Writing of each manual will be web-based using an online authoring tool, with the origination of text based on experience gained in the Haynes project workshop, together with research via vehicle manufacturers' technical information website's. You will be required to make a photographic record of all procedures covered using a digital camera, whilst directing vehicle dismantling/reassembly in the project workshop in conjunction with a qualified mechanic.  Subsequent annotation of photographs will be required using Photoshop Elements, and writing will be carried out at your own office facilities.

Personal attributes and skills required:

Thorough understanding of modern vehicle technology and trends, and practical experience of vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Excellent grasp of the English language, full understanding of all current technical aspects of car technology, and the ability to convey instructions clearly through a combination of text and pictures.

Ability to decipher/interpret vehicle manufacturers' technical information, self-organise workload and maintain progress to meet exacting deadlines, through self-motivation.

You will be trained in the use of an online authoring tool and use of Photoshop Elements, if required.

Send written applications, with full CV, to Tricia Coulson or by email when you click the apply button.