Link to this pageTechnical writer / Software developer

Available for contract from 3 November 2014

I wrote my first computer book in 1984. Since then I have written scores of magazine articles and hundreds of user manuals, some of which were printed by the million.

With Quartet Software I wrote software for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in C and C++. I wrote IIS server extensions to deliver HTML and CSS formatted drug reference data in print, on CD with our own browser and over intranets and the web.

After 15 successful years in IT I decided to follow a long-held dream to work with silver. That idea turned into a 10 year sabbatical during which I designed and made silverware for cathedrals, stately homes, multinational companies and private clients. Everything from a pair of solid gold whisky cups to a sterling silver replica printing press. My work can be found across the UK and USA, in a church in Moscow and in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Now back in the world of IT I have written native apps for Android, documented software for the European Patent Office in the Hague and laser projection systems for a hi-tech firm in Cambridge and produced release notes for System C in Warrington for their PAS/EPR system.

Barry ThomasI bring a wealth of experience, I am happy to deal with staff at every level of your organisation, of course I relish a challenge and I look forward to helping you with your documentation needs.

While not working I carve lettering on stone and spoil our two pet pigs, Hector and Dina.