About

Hello. I’m Catherine Pope, a technical writer and trainer.

I enjoy mastering difficult concepts and helping other people understand them.

With an extensive background in industry and academia, I’ve created training materials in a range of formats, including user guides, books, and video-based courses.

Before becoming a technical writer, I worked for many years as an IT manager/web developer (part of it in the finance industry), and also as a university lecturer specialising in Victorian literature. Yes, it’s an odd combination. However, I’m now bringing together my love of learning, teaching, and technology.

I work in DevOps, creating documentation and training material for engineers. All views here are my own and don’t represent my employer.

Alongside my job, I serve on the Documentation Interest Group for the Public Knowledge Project. PKP provides free open source software for scholarly publishing projects.

I also run PhD Progress, a coaching and training platform for doctoral researchers. I develop online courses, run webinars, and share resources. In the tiny amount of time that’s left, I manage Victorian Secrets, a micro press dedicated to books from and about the nineteenth century. These projects allow me to enjoy a varied and fulfilling career, along with diversified income streams.

I live in Brighton on the south coast of England with my partner Tanya, two stripy cats, and thousands of books.

Recent Training

  • Technical Author Writing Course (Cherryleaf)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Technical Communication (Cherryleaf)
  • Full-Stack Engineer (Codecademy)

You can find out much more about my employment history, qualifications, and interests on my LinkedIn profile.

I’m a certified Member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators.

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About this Site

This site is written in Markdown and built with Jekyll, using the Minimal Mistakes theme. Once committed to my GitHub repo, the site is automatically deployed through Netlify.