X. Arthur, M.F.A., M.Sc.
Technical Writer & Editor
"Stephen stepped up to the challenge of formulating and editing a large technical report for an aerospace client. His work was accurate, timely and very professional. The end product was rated as very good."
-- Ken Goosen, President, AeroStrategies Ltd., 2013
"I've known Stephen for over 15 years and he has provided technical writing services on several projects that I've managed. Most recently, he developed training guides for family physicians in the Practice Support Program, one of our IMPACT BC projects. In addition, Stephen provided technical writing services to me in my capacity as President of Nutec Training Ltd, on behalf of the BC Ministry of Forests and BC Hydro Trades Training.
"Stephen has the ability to assess the needs of various target audiences, grasp technical information quickly and produce user-friendly materials that are technically accurate and easy to read. He is very reliable, flexible and meets deadlines. It's been a pleasure to work with him."
-- Jaye Routledge, Director, IMPACT BC, 2007
"Stephen Arthur has provided technical writing services to Duncan Kent and Associates on behalf of the BC Ministry of Provincial Revenue, BC Transmission Corporation, Richmond Fire-Rescue, and Spectrum Signal Processing. I was at all times very pleased with Stephen's services and recommend him unconditionally to you."
-- Duncan Kent, Principal, Duncan Kent and Associates, 2007
"I would really like to give Stephen a strong endorsement. I found him very easy to work with, his work ethic is excellent, and we found that we got really good value by hiring someone with Stephen's skills."
-- Darcy Wilson, Operation Manager / Fire Services, E-Comm 9-1-1, 2005
"I worked with Stephen on film projects over a period of several years. Stephen was always proactive, with an eye open for contingencies and risks, a natural at both long-term planning and dogged attention to detail. I was impressed by how thoroughly he researches a subject and how quickly he becomes an expert.
"With his decades of diverse project experience, Stephen’s engagement could greatly benefit an organization that is working toward establishing or improving its creative offerings. He sees many angles to the same issue and enjoys discussing multiple solutions to complex problems. On the one hand Stephen can be a compelling storyteller, with an ear for spoken narration, while on the other hand he excels at making complicated technical subjects clear to anyone.
"Ours was a collaborative medium, and Stephen was a catalyst for consensus building and teamwork between creative and technical contributors, delivering results ahead of schedule. He’s intuitive and has a sympathetic nature."
George Johnson, Formerly: Producer, National Film Board of Canada
"Stephen Arthur provided technical writing services to E-Comm 9-1-1 during 2005 to develop our Standard Operating Procedure Manual for Fire Dispatch. He dedicated hundreds of hours of work consolidating multiple policies into one standard policy workbook. Stephen is a professional and conscientious individual. I would not hesitate to recommend him and I wish him well on all his future endeavors."
-- Darcy Wilson, Operation Manager / Fire Services, E-Comm 9-1-1, 2007
"Thank you so much for all of your help – you got up to speed and fit in really quickly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with you on future projects."
-- Michele Shute, Senior Technical Writer, Duncan Kent and Associates, 2009
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Personal endorsement from Dr. Lorne Whitehead, University of BC Physics Professor/3M Chair, UBC Leader of Education Innovation, former UBC Vice President Academic and Dean of Science, and founder of TIR Systems (now Phillips) and Brightside Technologies (now Dolby), 2009:
"I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to get to know Stephen well while we were both students at the University of British Columbia. Although we have had comparatively little contact with one another since that time, I have observed Stephen’s career with great interest.
"Stephen is highly talented in an extraordinarily broad range of areas. His core strengths are a highly developed understanding of sophisticated scientific concepts coupled with proficiency and excellence in crystal clear written communication of complex matters. On top of that, Stephen is highly creative and has fine aesthetic judgment in numerous areas including creative writing and various forms of graphic arts.
"For all these reasons, I feel Stephen will be a tremendous contributor in any work benefitting from his remarkable combination of talents."