Two New Books Published 2017

“CIRCLE in a Spiral” is my latest novel which will be available for Christmas 2017.

The story line is basically along the lines that the human race has destroyed the fabric of our world and now will most likely create some ripples or chain reaction which will affect the universe.

Scientists and the military are creating super-humanoids with self-aware AI and appended genetic code to make them invincible. Other scientists are destroying the building blocks of life using high energy beams to identify the mechanisms which hold together the dark matter that permeates the universe.

Life and Death algorithms and universe sentinels are all focused on managing or terminating the human race in order to control the development of human machines and technology.

Sarah Robinson has been designed to fix the problem by finding the ‘Krel Key’ – a complex sequence of embedded algorithms which prevents the humanoids from truly being self-aware and their machines from being absolute destructive forces. Yes, a female lead character.

The ideas for the book came from two separate dreams. The end result is a melding of two previous short story ideas into a third vehicle with its own story line. There is a sprinkling of humour to counteract the more serious aspects of how humans have ruined the environment.

The book is primarily aimed at Adolescent Fiction but is suitable for any age over ten years,

Prior to release in bookshops, you can purchase the book from eBay with this link:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CIRCLE-in-a-Spiral-paperback-2017-1st-edition/253238112802?hash=item3af62af222:g:kX8AAOSwZlZZ-mqY

Payments may also be made by PayPal to stefannicholson@bigpond.com     at a price of $25 (includes post).  Bookshops and book clubs are most welcome.

 

“JEMMA – short stories” is my latest book of short stories which is available now.

Jemma – Short Stories follows on from the first Jemma story titled “Jemma’s Blues” which was written during my MA course in writing at Swinburne University.

The Palette Family have comedic experiences where each story deals with developing the characters within successive plots, in line with audience expectations, based on previous episodes.

All the family members are introduced in the first story with Jemma being the central character. TV scripts have already been written.

Oh, and there is the theme music that has already been composed.  Just saying . . .

The book can be purchased from eBay using this link:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/JEMMA-Short-Stories-paperback-2017-2nd-edition/253238094096?hash=item3af62aa910:g:dKMAAOSwFyhZ-mVY

Payments may also be made by PayPal to stefannicholson@bigpond.com    at a price of $19 (includes post). Bookshops and book clubs are most welcome.

POST 1: Why use a technical writer to document your processes?

Technical Writing is an important part of documenting your company procedures, work instructions and training manuals.

When senior personnel leave a company, the information that leaves with them is a serious loss to the business.  Some shift work is done differently on each shift due to poor training or instructions that have been passed down from changing staff members – often with errors and dangerous short cuts.

Best Practice work instructions and procedures combined with effective training will ensure that your workforce is following safe work practices and maintaining quality of product and services by doing the job safely and correctly.  The standards set by the company and regulatory authorities will be part of that documentation system.

When people go to work each day, they expect to go home without injury. Companies expect their efficient and safe work environments to produce quality outcomes with a documented audit trail for monitoring the process mechanisms.

Technical Writers should be professionally trained and have the experience to help management to maintain their client’s QA and EOH&S Systems, providing solutions to meet their documentation requirements.

Technical Writers communicate in a concise and effective manner, using diagrams, photos and illustrations to support the text.  Multi-Media can be used to provide on-line and easily accessible training courses available 24/7.

A Technical Writer uses research methods, interview techniques and reference document analyses (PFDs and P&IDs) to support site visits and existing documentation to develop new “best practice” documentation to suit the target audience.  In fact some manuals are written only from design documents even before the equipment, plant or business system has been physically built.

My Technical Writing fees can be based on casual, part-time, full-time, contract (hourly, daily, weekly) and fixed-fee arrangements to suit your budget and deadlines.

Please let me know if you have any questions about your own documentation projects – no job is too big or too small.  Phone:  0417 181 077  Tasmania.

Email:    stefannicholson@bigpond.com