Why Outsource Your Technical Writing?

  • Who writes your technical manuals?  
  • Are you using your engineers or your managers to produce your technical manuals?
  • Is that the best use of their time and talents?
  • Are your technical manuals of the highest quality?
  • What do your technical manuals say about your company and your product?

QUALITY TECHNICAL MANUALS MAKE A STATEMENT

When your technical manuals are professionally designed, organized, written, and produced it tells your customers that your company is serious about providing quality products. A quality technical manual contributes to the branding of your company.

LET YOUR STAFF DO WHAT THEY WERE HIRED TO DO

Chances are that writing technical manuals is not the core competency of your staff. You hired them to do other things. Let them focus on those tasks, and let Allard's professional write your technical manuals. 

IT CAN HELP YOUR COMPANY'S BOTTOM LINE

A well written installation guide, operator's manual, service manual, or repair guide can reduce the amount of support calls you receive. Customers have also seen a boost in sales of spare parts when their customers can make repairs on their own. A well written technical manual can facilitate that.

HOW DOES OUTSOURCING WORK?

Every client has a different process and unique challenges when it comes to writing technical manuals. But in general terms, Allard will consult with you and try to clearly define the scope of your project.  We will identify the source data available, the schedule, the requirements and specifications that must be met, and what legacy documentation you may have available.  Armed with this information we create a rough outline and estimated page count, and from there we provide you with a firm, fixed-price quote.  Once the scope, pricing, and schedule have been agreed upon, we generally begin work with a standard purchase order.  Our goal is to make the process as painless and efficient as we can.