I, Warren Clendining, began my thriving technical writing consulting business in February 1994. During that time I designed, authored, and published on-line help systems, websites, user guides, requirement and design specifications, policies and procedures, training materials, and promotional products. I also started offering training courses on technical writing to industry and through the Continuing Education Department of Mount Royal University. Although technical writing and web design is both my passion and livelihood today, my training was originally as an Engineer and Geologist. I studied mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo for 3 1/2 years before switching to Geology at Lakehead University.
After completing my 4-year Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Geology, I started work with a major oil and gas company here is Calgary. Initially I worked as a grass-roots geologist but as my career developed, I became a well log data analyst and eventually coordinated a group of 13 research scientist and analysts. At this point I had developed a solid foundation with computers; as a user, a developer, and a budding project manager. During these years I honed my writing skills and began to discover that I had both a passion and ability for writing.
After moving to a smaller oil and gas company in IT support and as project manager, and in the wake of some drastic organization changes that were occurring in that company, I made the leap to become a Technical Writer–a career decision that I have enjoyed ever since.
Currently I am an employee with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) as a Senior Technical Writer responsible for preparing regulatory applications to the Alberta Utilities Commision. I continue to teach both internally at the AESO and for Mount Royal University. I also serve on the Technical Writing Advisory Board for Mount Royal.
You can reach me by any of the following means:
You can reach Technical Expressions using by any of the following methods.
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone at: 403 613-3335
By fax at: 403 256-8791
By surface mail at:
127 Midglen Place South East
Canada T2X 1H6