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    Content Strategy and Advice

    Charles in his office

    With 30 years' IT industry experience, I provide advice on areas including product development, team building and marketing. This might encompass both consultation on content strategy, including identifying key words to target, and executing on a given strategy including content commissioning and writing.

    The following is an indicative, but not necessarily exhaustive, list of the other individual services I offer. I am also always open to discussing other projects not shown here.

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    Writing engagements might include the following:

    • Technical how-to blog post, incorporating code snippets
    • Technical high-level blog post, might include interviews
    • Podcast design and hosting
    • White paper, generally about 3,500 words
    • High-level eBook, usually about 2,000 words, not terribly technical and incorporating graphics and visuals for top-funnel skimming/reading
    • More substantial eBook, technical, around 30,000 words
    • Infographic, to deliver the structure and copy which a designer illustrates—you really don’t want me doing your drawings!

    These can be structured as either “one off” engagements or as an ongoing service.

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    I love teaching. I can work with both individual engineers and entire engineering teams to improve their writing and communication skills, and can offer advice for conference speakers (including first-time speakers).

    I’m particularly keen to help speakers from under-represented groups in tech.

    I can also help build a full outreach program for your developers involving writing, speaker training and so on.

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    If you need to prepare your written material for publishing, I will be glad to assist you with reliable editorial and production services. This might include basic copy editing/line editing or more substantive editing help.

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    I enjoying speaking at events, and have done so at multiple international conferences including GOTO (keynote), Devoxx, WTF is SRE, and QCon. If you'd like to talk to me about speaking at your event get in touch. You can find examples of my talks on the presentations page.

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