Alison became a technical communicator in 1994, although she didn’t know that’s what she was at the time. She formed Clearly Stated in 2004, operating as a sole trader and finding the bulk of her work herself, with occasional contracts through agencies. Being freelance provides the variety she craves, and satisfies her desire for learning. Working in a number of different disciplines and sectors has increased her range of subject knowledge, while managing a small business has opened her eyes to issues she had never encountered as an employee.
Alison’s session is called ‘Managing as a freelance technical communicator‘.