Cherryleaf writes clear and simple information your users will love

You reduce support costs when users solve problems for themselves

Venn diagram showing how Cherryleaf can help end usersCherryleaf creates instructional content that helps people use a product or complete a task. It can stop them getting stuck, frustrated and making mistakes.

The information our Technical Authors create can also attract prospects to your website. That’s because many people search the web for information on how to solve their problems. It also helps convert your trial users into paying clients, and it can reduce your support team’s workload.

You work hard to win your customers. Don’t let them down with poor information.

Cherryleaf’s services

We’re based in London’s “Silicon upon Thames” and in Brighton, and we work for clients around Europe.

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Have content written for you

Cherryleaf writing services: Tutorials, How-to guides, pathfinders, reference guides

Technical writing services

Cherryleaf’s Technical Authors create clear information for you, simply and efficiently. Use us when you need:

Policy and procedures writing services

Clear company procedures can make your staff more efficient, reduce errors and lower costs.

Topic based writing means you can re-use content

We have a lot of experience of writing fragments of content in self-contained topics. We also teach this approach on our DITA, Foundations of Technical Writing, and Writing Policies and Procedures courses. The benefit of this approach is content can be re-used. It makes it easier to update content - in many situations, the amended text appears automatically in the places where that chunk of content is being re-used.  

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Training courses

Improve your skills in technical communication

Cherryleaf offers courses in technical communication, content strategy, and written business communication. Choose from affordable video-based online courses, classroom training courses, or workshops.

Technical communication courses:

  • Authoring tools training
  • Content strategy training course
  • Creating online Help
  • DITA course
  • Editing and revising content
  • Embedded Help
  • Every Page is Page One writing method
  • Information design
  • Markdown
  • Project planning
  • Single sourcing
  • Technical writing bootcamps
  • Technical writing courses (beginners and advanced)
  • Writing skills for developers

ISTC Accredited Course

Business writing courses:

  • Policies and procedures writing course
  • Report writing training course

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Recruit a Technical Author

Contract & recruitment services

Hiring a technical communicator can be hard. You may need a specialist recruiter.

Cherryleaf’s recruitment services can help you find the right:

  • Technical Author/Technical Writer/Information Developer
  • API documentation writer/Documentarian
  • Procedures writer
  • Training courseware developer

This can be for both a contract or permanent role.

You’ll get access to a great selection of candidates with less effort, risk and stress.

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Consultancy – Get advice on designing, planning and managing content

Content design and strategy services

Cherryleaf helps you improve how you create, manage and publish content. This can help you avoid wasted effort and time when developing content.

Discover why it’s taking too long to create and publish information, and where improvements can be made. This can also help you plan and manage any future requirements. You’ll get independent advice on from our experts technical communication.

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About our customers

The people and organisations we work with include:

Software, medical equipment, IT and other technology companies. They need technical, user, compliance or training documentation for their products and services.
Managers responsible for compliance. They need clear and policies, procedures and other compliance information written for their staff.
HR professionals who need to recruit a technical communicator. The job titles can be Technical Author, Technical Writer, and Documentation Manager.
Professional technical communicators. They want to improve their skills, or they need a technical communicator to work with them.
 People starting their careers as a technical communicator. They want to improve their skills.
 Developers wanting to improve their writing skills. If they don’t know how to write well, the final product can suffer.

 

 

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There is something new to learn for most technical authors who are in the early stages of their career. Overall, I would say that the course did benefit me, and I can see myself revisiting parts of it in the future.

Emma W., ARM plc Technical Author/technical writing online training course

The Cherryleaf DITA course ticked a lot of the boxes for me: good content, good value, and available without having to travel to the South East. The introduction to the key DITA areas was presented very well – I have read similar information in books and online, but I was able to absorb it much better through the e-learning course.

Craig Wright

As a freelance technical communicator I have often used Cherryleaf to help find interesting work, and the technical writing courses the company provides are second to none.

Kevin Chilton Recruitment services

I first worked with Cherryleaf when I was with Zetex Semiconductors. We had a requirement for authoring/editorial support on some of our technical publications. Ellis initially made sure he fully understood our specific requirements and profile of the person we were looking for, then supplied us a selection of carefully vetted resumes. This saved us valuable time in selecting a shortlist of candidates. Ellis has also been an excellent source of help and advice on subsequent occasions. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the valuable services Ellis and Cherryleaf provide.

Mark Tamblyn, Zetex Recruitment services

To see other comments from customers, see our case studies, examples of end user documentation and testimonials pages.

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We hold London 1-1 meetings in the exclusive Members’ Room of the British Museum. We also use the Engineering Hub at the Institution of Electronics and Technology, next to the Savoy Hotel, which has rooms for larger and more private meetings.

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Contact us if you’re a software company looking for advice on creating Help content. We’d be happy to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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