David Parker

Technical Author


A reliable, competent, Technical Author. Projects include companies such as Rolls-Royce (Aero-engines), Land Rover & Jaguar Cars, EMAS/KLIA consortion (Kuala Lumpur International Airways rail link), Travel Midland Metro, Siemens UK, Bombardier Transportation, Alstom Train Care, Alvis Vickers (BAE Systems) and Maintrain.


Advanced user and developer knowledge of Framemaker+SGML software, including development of project applications (EDD & DTD).
Developing Framemaker+SGML for companies applications, setting up and maintaining new and existing applications.
Experienced user/developer with SGML and XML. Responsibilty for training new and existing members of staff in using Framemaker, Framemaker+SGML.
Experience user/developer (key user) with companies IETM/IETP Druid software and link between IT development team.
Experience of software i.e. Interleaf 6, Microsoft Frontpage, XML, SGML, X-metal, Framemaker, desktop publishing software, HTML experience.
Knowledge of technical publications specifications such as: ATA 1OO, AECMA 1000D, AESP, JSP, Simplified English, Rail standards, etc.


Licentiate of the City & Guilds Institute in Mechanical Engineering.
Institute of the Motor Industry vehicle mechanic class one.
City & Guilds certified as motor vehicle technician class 1, 2 and 3.
City & Guilds certificate for Technical Communication Techniques.
Chippenham college certificate in Technical Authorship.


Rolls-Royce Aero-Engines (Derby)


Production of engine manuals for the ‘Trent’ RB211 engine series (XWB, Trent 1000, 900, 800, 700) as is used on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner & Airbus A380 civil airlines. BR710 engine manual created for Nimrod-MR4A military aircraft. Documentation sourced using Siemens Teamcenter, PLM, Vismockup, PDM, Mainframe and created using PS2000 and Arbortext editor for delivery to Aeromanager worldwide intranet site

skills used: Technical writing, 3D Modeling, Editing, Graphics, Illustration, Microsoft Office, Paint Shop Pro, Proofreading

Land Rover & Jaguar Cars Ltd


Production of workshop manual description and operation sections, to be uploaded to worldwide Global Technical Reference library. Information is used to support the dealership technicians and also the apprentice, and technician training programs.

Creation of the manuals using XML, SGML and Adobe Photoshop.

skills used: XML, Proofreading, Editing, DTP, Html

Bombardier Transportation Ltd


I was authoring the documentation for Bombardier 'Turbostar' and 'Electrostar' rollingstock projects. The manuals and documentation include Description and Operation, Drivers manuals and Maintenance which are published via the Lotus Notes application within the Bombardier Intranet.

skills used: Proofreading, Editing, DTP, Html, IETM/IETP, SGML

Alvis Vickers (BAE Systems)


I worked on this project in association with Alvis Vickers and General Dynamics to produce a suite of installation instructions for the new Bowman Telecommunications fit out into the British Army range of fighting vehicles that now replaced the Clansman series communication system.

skills used: Proofreading, Editing, DTP, Html, SGML

Infovision Systems Ltd


I was the project manager, leading a team of 9 authors, 5 illustrators, 2 multimedia staff and 5 dtp operators in compiling and producing both a hardcopy and IETM based suite of engineering publications for the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport). KLIA, international airport rail link is a state of the art infrastructure, including telecommunications, rollingstock (new produced by Siemens), signalling, SCADA, traction power supply, baggage handling, ticket and automatic fare collection equipment. This was a new and enormous project to complete with all electronic and paper based manuals having to be produced and delivered within 18 months and on budget for this new enterprising urban and suburban infrastructure and media watched project.

skills used: XML, Proofreading, Copywriting, Frontpage, Editing, DTP, Html, IETM/IETP, SGML

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Derby.
Within Midlands.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract