Technical Writer, Production Support, Software Training

Technical Writing and Editing

Authoring publications for Adobe Press and Peachpit Education, and responsible for technical editing on a number of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop publications. Available for custom writing and editing projects.

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Design and Production Support

Newsletters, marketing materials, reports, web-site updates (CMS)? Working with Adobe InDesign, Captivate, Photoshop, Muse, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, and more.

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Training and Course Development

Custom onsite training delivery, course development, PDs in Adobe applications, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, or Muse. Focus on personal learning objectives and outcomes.

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Speaker at Conferences, Events, Workshops

From corporate workshops, PDs for educators, and presentations at conferences to speaker engagements at software user groups, and photography clubs.

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How to create a tint for a colour in Adobe Illustrat...

Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorial

How can I make a tint for a colour in Adobe Illustrator? It’s a question I’m asked regularly by Illustrator users. There are two issues with the default settings when defining new colour swatches in Illustrator: When you apply the default colour swatches in Illustrator to your artwork, the swatch colour is not associated with the […]

Changing installer language for Creative Cloud appli...

Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorial

As I visit Australian sites that have upgraded to the Creative Cloud, I notice that many of them have the English (North American) version of the applications installed. This comes with a number of default preferences in Adobe applications that might not be desired: Units of measurements might be set in inches or picas instead of metric […]

Creating a pop-up window in a PDF with Adobe InDesig...

InDesign Video Tutorial

In the following YouTube tutorial, we’ll create an interactive PDF from Adobe InDesign, in which we click on a button, which in turn opens up a simple pop-up window containing a close-box. When the close-box is clicked the pop-up window disappears again.