Product user guide writing services

Keep your customers happy with user manuals that provide the right answer to their questions, every time

Developing a product or application? Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or skills to do it in-house. Cherryleaf can write user guides for your product or service. We have experience of working with companies both big and small.

We’ll create these for you, simply and efficiently, and within an agreed schedule and budget. This means you’ll keep your software project and costs on track.

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Client testimonials

We see an ongoing role for Cherryleaf as consultants who can help to get better documents out of the vast material we have added to the system. Very importantly, Cherryleaf were able to rapidly respond to our issues with the system and help us understand.

Dave Hughes, HCC Embedded CEO API documentation writing

I worked with Cherryleaf on a project for the European Community made up of a consortium of different companies and nationalities. Their communications skills were excellent and capacity to speak both fluent technical jargon and business English are truly superb.

John Fintan Galvin, IO1 Technical writing services

As an IT team, we had an array of support documentation for systems and services that we'd always struggled to have a consistent format, style and structure for. The course delivered by Ellis Pratt really clarified the best practices to use and answered many of the questions we had.

We were so satisfied with the service provided by Ellis that we contacted Cherryleaf to create an exemplary piece of documentation for one of our systems, with an aim to using the documentation as a template for our other services going forwards. Ginny Critcher was always punctual, polite and efficient in all her work. Where there were any doubts or suggestions, Ginny would provide insight into what the best approach would be in an eloquent and thoughtful manner.

Alan Oakden, MyScience Training

Cherryleaf is one of the best technical authoring houses in the business, and profoundly knowledgeable, professional and approachable. Highly recommended for anyone requiring top-notch documentation or training services.

Julian Maynard-Smith Technical writing services

Our approach

One source, many outputs

We often use a single sourcing and topic-based authoring approach. This means you can publish content to a range of different configurations and outputs. You can also provide a more personalised experience for the user.

Our work involves:
  • Making any existing content clearer and easier to use.
  • Writing new content for you, where it's missing.
  • Organising the content in ways that make it easy for people to find the information they need.
  • Setting up systems so that information isn't left to stagnate and get out of date. Depending on your needs, these systems can:
    • Deliver the content in different formats.
    • Enable you to re-use chunks of text in different publications, and in different contexts for users:
      • Subsets delivered for different outputs.
      • Personalised content for different job roles, location etc.
      • Create it once, and re-use it multiple times.
    • Automate the exchange of content with other systems, so others can use your content in their outputs.

Have a preferred authoring tool or working method?

We can use a writing process that suits your workflow and technologies. Cherryleaf works with a wide range of authoring tools. We have close links with the leading Help tool vendors. For example: Adobe (makers of FrameMaker and RoboHelp) and MadCap Software (makers of Flare). We also work with Markdown-based tools and Microsoft Word.

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