Jill Nicholson


BSc MSc(Hons) Grad Dip Geoscience(mineral economics) Dip Adv Technical Writing (USA)

Professional Associations

Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC)

Personal Data


(02) 9417 4302




2 Park Ave Roseville NSW 2069

Operating name

N&H Communications

ABN 90 145 531 309


Full Time Employment History

Professional geologist 1968-72

University of Technology 1973-94

Responsible for curriculum development, teaching, assessment and preparation of teaching and student training material for various courses including Mining Geology, Mineral Resources and Technical Communication.

Professional Experience Programs

Spring semester 1986-US Geological Survey, Denver, Branch of Central Technical Reports. Guest lecturer, EPICS classes at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Also presented Report and Thesis Writing, a Brown Bag lecture series for post-graduate students.
Autumn semester 1991-Adjunct Assoc Prof Colorado School of Mines, taught EPICS 202 4s/hr-a communication course for senior students.

Consulting Activity 1995–present

Training Courses developed & presented

Writing Skills for Non-writers

Indexes that Work

Designing Task-Oriented Information & Training (USA)

Technical Writing and Documentation

Business Writing Skills

Technical Writing Skills

Managing and Estimating Documentation Projects

Principles of Editing-University course

Introduction to Editing

Document Design – University course

Engineering Communication – University course

Writing Skills for Proposals and Tenders

Advanced Technical Writing and Documentation

Writing and Documentation Projects

The Introduction to the Directory of Australian Mining Equipment, Services, and Supplies, Third edition, Austmine Ltd, in association with the Australian Trade Commission

User and Administrator manuals

Procedure and training manuals

System architecture documents

Preparation and planning of company templates

Substantial and varied course manuals for my professional training courses

Papers on a variety of subjects for Communication Journals and Newsletters

Contract Work Full-time

ACUS division of Unisys–writing, editing and indexing computer documentation, training for company style and online documentation, 2 years.

Selected Contracts

Integrated Research

HPA (now Salmat) on going since 1996




Kelly Services

Woodslane Publishing

University of Technology

Training Activities


UWS–presentation of courses in Document Design, and Principles of Editing

UTS–presentation of Engineering Communication for the BAppSc in Aeronautical Engineering, Singapore, from 1998–present

CIT-PG Diploma in Technical and Scientific Writing–Curriculum panel, and teaching Managing Documentation Projects, 1999

Corporate Training

Microsoft Services 2006–present: Technical Writing and Documentation, Technical Writing Skills, Advanced Technical Writing Skills, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand.

Data#3 2007–present: Technical Writing Skills for Tenders, Technical Writing Skills, Advanced Technical Writing Skills in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Airservices Australia;Technical Writing Skills, 2008–present.

Sun Microsystems, San Diego (USA), 2000: Effective Writing Skills - 2 day course.

Technical Writing and Documentation and Technical Writing Skills courses on a repeat basis to:
Andrew (formerly Nortel), Virgin Blue, EMC, Avanade, Boeing, Hicksons Lawyers, The Aust. Assoc.of Clinical Biochemists and the Dept of Defence.

Public Training Courses

Technical Writing and Documentation, Canberra; 2002-present. Class participants mostly from Federal Government departments.

Kite Events & Conferences–public courses 2009–present: Tender Writing Skills, in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

ASTC (Vic) 2005–present: Technical Writing and Documentation.

AMWA (Aus. Medical Writers Association) Professional Development program for 1 day Technical Writing Skills workshop in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009.

Selected Conference Presentations

ASTC Conferences–Sydney; 1995–present

5th World Conference of Science Journalists 2007, Melbourne

NSW Society of Editors

STC (USA) Conferences

Professional Association Activities

     Australian Society for Technical Communication




Committee and Conference organisation

    Society for Technical Communication, Australia Chapter


Competition Manager




Inaugural President