Mellissa Ruryk

Technical Communication

Mellissa Ruryk is now retired from an active and busy career as a technical communicator.

Her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from UBC (English and art majors) equipped her well to explain and train in writing. Mellissa has written for technology, financial, oil and gas, and engineering clients. She is a past president of the Canada West Coast chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and past co-manager of STC’s Instructional Design and Learning special interest group. She ran her own freelance technical communication business and earned her Foundation Certification in Technical Communication in 2019.

Mellissa maintains a strong interest in plain language principles, editing and instructional design in our connected and on-demand world. She engages the logical and intuitive sides of her brain to write, edit, instruct and produce highly usable documentation in the form of user guides, online help, quick references, policy and procedure manuals, proposals and reports. Her favourite tool is Microsoft Word and she considers herself to be a "Word guru" on the PC.

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