Technical writing projects completed
Business analysis reports completed
Product & scrum team engagements
My name is Peter David Gustafson. Back in 2007, I did what appeared to be the impossible. Build a thriving technical writing business while being a stay-at-home dad. Previous to this new venture was a career as a senior account executive in national advertising (radio & TV).
After years working on projects, I moved into the YouTube SEO space. Then into API technical writing for software companies by 2012. Regardless of my success, managing KPIs has always been at the heart of my efforts. Engagement is critical whether it be user help content or a digital marketing campaign.
Likely you’re on this page because you’re desperate to hire a proven technical writer. If so, you’re among many companies slogging through the drama relying on recruiters and hiring agencies.
The problem is finding someone with robust skills working on product and scrum teams. The best candidates possess vast experience:
- Serving teams in an agile SDLC
- Managing API documentation
- Building dynamic custom API user interfaces
- Writing user stories and requirements
- Interviewing SMEs to develop product knowledge base content
- Working with programmers supporting QA and UAT
Digital documentation (public-facing and internal) is the hardwiring backbone supporting your end-users. The challenge is finding technical writers with proven technology experience. Simply writing technical content isn’t enough when you factor in the demand for API technical writers.
Learn More About My Background
Finding a technical writer with a diverse set of programming and software skills is a must in this market. I’ve consulted many companies with diverse software stacks.
Managing online help content and marketing materials is something I’ve been doing since 2001. Whether it’s for companies such as Stripe, Microsoft, Google, WEX and CDK, I’ve served on software product teams of all sizes.
Executing in a fast-paced complex environment is where I thrive. Whether it’s within a custom-built CMS, MadCap Flare or static API frameworks, I’m hardwired to hit the ground running.
Accountability on Steroids
Too many contractors and direct employees lack accountability. It’s something I see on many projects. I prefer a solution-based formula rather than relying purely on outsourced vendors.
Your project deserves passionate devotion and deliberate logic in both the planning and production phases. From technical writing to UI/UX development, when you work with me, you’ll get an owner’s mentality protecting your investment.
Communication is Key
Ask any programmer or manager what limits project production and they’ll like say it’s communication gaps. My experience over the last two decades has been spent building bridges between complex content and users.
As a programmer, I speak the languages coders devote countless hours to throughout the SDLC. Then translate steep learning curves into readable language with help content and API documentation.
At this writing, I am considering new opportunities (contract, consulting, direct-hire). The demand for a ruthlessly exceptional senior technical writer with business analysis expertise is in hot demand.
If you’re desperate to hire someone who will offer solutions and streamlined workflows, please get in touch with me.