Mellissa Ruryk

Mellissa Ruryk is a senior technical communicator with over 20 years' experience in writing for technology, financial, oil and gas and engineering clients. She is the past president of the Canada West Coast chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, and runs her own freelance technical communications business.

With a bachelor’s degree in education from UBC (English and art majors), Mellissa finds both sides of her brain engaged as she uses her knowledge of plain language principles and design to produce highly usable documentation in the form of user guides, online help, quick references, policy and procedure manuals, proposals and reports. Her toolbox includes MS Word, Madcap Flare and Atlassian Confluence, mastered over a career that includes employment with larger and smaller companies, and her favourite—freelancing.

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