Hello and welcome! I am Shannon Marlow du Plessis and I am excited to hear about how I can help you.
I designed this website so you can decide, in just a few minutes, if you believe my skills, experience, and personality might be a good fit for you.
You get more than a writer when we work together: you get a partner, a project consultant, a pair of fresh eyes, and someone who takes the time to “get” you and your company. I take my work, but not myself, seriously.
I put my BBA in finance to good use during the first years of my career. Realizing my talent for documentation after helping with three software conversions, I started my own freelance writing company and have been successfully documenting software, writing articles, and saving my clients from embarrassing errors with sharp-eyed editing since 2004.
Here are some other benefits of using me for your writing needs.
While my skills, experience, and love of learning new things make me suited to perform many kinds of writing tasks, most of my writing falls within four service areas.
- Technical writing—translating geek-speak to plain English, creating task-oriented online help and user guides that are actually helpful (and reduce the number of tech support calls), and ably working with and understanding programmers—I married one
- Corporate writing—producing policies and procedures and other internal documents, researching and writing articles, and evaluating and remodeling business websites
- Instructional design (e-learning)—creating online courses using Bloom’s taxonomy, adult learning concepts, and post-training learning reinforcement to combat the forgetting curve
- Three levels of sharp-eyed editing—eliminating embarrassing and potentially costly typos and errors
When you are ready, let’s talk. Proposals are always free.