Some people make a career of house doctoring. I’m doing the same with technical documentation.
There’s this UK TV show where a brilliant Californian house doctor hurtles around a property, improving its value. She doesn’t add much to the house – perhaps a coat of paint here, a plant pot there – but she does transform its presentation. Suddenly, it’s worth a good dollop of extra cash.
That’s what I do with documentation. I don’t pretend to add content, just value.
Modern software developers already have a detailed functional spec, or draft manual. You don’t need a technical author underfoot, spending billable days investigating the product and asking questions!
What you do need is somebody to rewrite, reorganize and reformat your existing content, turning it into professionally presented user-friendly documentation. That’s what I do, and that’s why I call myself the Documentation Doctor.