Winzig Consulting Services, LLC was originally formed in 1990 as a sole proprietorship by Jerome F. Winzig, a Minneapolis technical writer and editor who specializes in providing technical documentation for information technology. In 2005 it incorporated as a single-member limited liability company (LLC).
From the beginning, its success has been based on a couple of key advantages. First, Mr. Winzig had thirteen years of prior experience in software development from 1977 to 1989 (as a help desk staff person, programmer, systems analyst, project leader, manager, and training coordinator). Second, he had experience and expertise in writing and composition as an English major (B.A. and M.A.) and English teacher.
At the same time, in eighteen years of technical writing and editing Mr. Winzig has had diverse experience in a wide range of other disciplines and industry sectors. (See Diverse Disciplines below.)
Client AdvantagesClients of Winzig Consulting Services, LLC benefit from:
Low OverheadAs a single-member limited liability company, Winzig Consulting Services, LLC is able to lower its overhead costs in several ways, thereby benefiting its clients:
Diverse DisciplinesWinzig Consulting Services, LLC has broad exposure to a wide range of disciplines, industry sectors, and organizations while writing documentation products for:
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• Business plans
• Configuration guides
• Installation instructions
• On-line help
• Reference manuals
• Training manuals
• Technical newsletters
• User guides
• Web page design
• Web page editing
• Adobe Photoshop
• Allaire HomeSite
• Corel WordPerfect
• eHelp RoboHelp
• Jasc Paint Shop Pro
• Lotus AmiPro
• Lotus Word Pro/SmartSuite
• Macromedia Dreamweaver
• Microsoft Front Page
• Microsoft HTML Help Workshop
• Microsoft Word/Office
• SoftQuad HotMetal Pro
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Equipment and Resources
State-of-the-art equipment, resources, and best practices are essential to providing high-quality technical writing and editing services. These include:
Directory of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Technical Writers and Editors
With many search engines, it can be difficult for clients to find technical writers and editors. In a search for "Minneapolis technical writer" on Google, for example, the first 100 results usually yield a handful of technical writers or technical writing firms located in or serving Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Some search engines do a better job. However, searching for such combinations as "Minneapolis technical documentation", "Minneapolis freelance technical writer", "Minneapolis contract technical writer", "Minneapolis documentation specialist", "technical writer resume Minneapolis", "Minnesota freelance technical writer", "Minnesota contract technical writer", "Twin Cities technical writer", "Minnesota documentation specialist", "finding good technical writers in Minneapolis", "identifying technical writers in Minnesota", or other variations can be problematic. At best, the results may include links to technical writers from other parts of the country whose resumes mention the word "Minneapolis" or " Minnesota". At worst, the results may also include links to irrelevant or out-dated web sites that just happen to include those search words, including generic "work at home" sites. None of this makes it easy for prospective clients to find technical writers and editors.
For that reason, Winzig Consulting Services, LLC maintains a Directory of Technical Writers and Editors in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area on our Minneapolis Technical Writer web site. You can also search our Web Resources page for other web resources on technical writing.
Common Billing Rates
for Technical Writers and Editors
Are you unsure of the going billing rates for technical writers and editors? Listed below are links to a few third-party listings of common rates.
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