Hi, I’m Karen Rempel, a Vancouver-based documentation specialist, senior technical writer, and exceptional technical editor.
This is my website for showcasing my technical writing experience and helping you get to know me a little. If you have come to this site to learn about the technical writing, business analysis, and information development skills I can bring to your company, I think you will also discover that I am a well-rounded individual who enjoys working with others and will fit in well with your team.
- I love learning to use new products and getting to know new people.
- I work as an independent contractor and consultant technical writer because I am interested in learning about new industries and subjects.
- I am up-to-date and expert with the technical writing tools of my profession and learn about my clients’ products and processes very quickly.
- I have a meticulous eye for detail, the skill to explain concepts and processes in simple terms, and the ability to help people see how the parts fit into the whole.
- I always get the job done on time, while producing top-quality documentation.
Technical writers bridge people and technology
I am a senior professional technical writer with over 20 years of experience in the computer software industry and many other industries (see resume), well established as an incorporated consultant. The simplest way to describe the many things I do as a technical writer is that I bridge people and technology to help you do business. I help people use technology, including the Internet and social media such as LinkedIn, to serve their needs and meet their business goals in the simplest, most effective way possible. I was the 2008-2009 president of the Canada West Coast chapter of my professional organization, the Society for Technical Communication.
Recommendations for My Work
“It was truly a pleasure to work with such a competent and driven individual as Karen… Above all, Karen is fantastic with everyone she works with, an important skill for capturing the input of a large team. I would not hesitate to use Karen’s services again. She was instrumental in making this project a success and is a true professional in her field.” – Brian Harrington, Chevron Canada
“Karen has provided outstanding technical writing services. Her ability to provide technical direction on the project was superb; she was further able to quickly integrate as a team member on the project and was able to quickly gain trust with the project committee. We are extremely satisfied with her work and contribution and will look to engaging her service for future projects.” – Jon Tuttle, Sysco Canada
“Karen is a skilled professional who cares about the quality and value that she provides. Karen is personable and easy to work with. She is the best consultant that I have ever worked with and I would not have any reservations hiring her again.” – Ray Filipiak, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
“Karen Rempel demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and strategic vision.” – Eagranie Yuh, Society for Technical Communication
The Portfolio page shows some technical writing samples. Scroll down this page to read my recent blog entries.
A Passion for Technical Writing
Technical writing is one of my passions, and I love the challenges that each new contract brings. Don’t hesitate to contact me, whether your technical writing project is big or small. I often work via telecommuting, but also appreciate the chance to meet with you in person and work alongside a team for contracts that involve on-site work and meetings.
I have been an incorporated technical writing consultant since 2003. I am available for projects in Vancouver and New York, as well as via telecommuting. Thank you for visiting! I look forward to speaking with you soon.