CORE's Team

Terry Hall

Tester & Technical Writer

Qualifications


2016 Professional and Technical writing paper as part of the Certificate in Technical Communication (Level 5)
2015 Diploma in Systems Technology - ComputerPower
2001 NZ Diploma in Business and Diploma in Information Systems - NZ School of Business
1997-99 Assorted IT related papers in several programming languages
1995 Ministry of Commerce Management Development Programme - Victoria University
1987 BCom (Economics and Business Administration) - University of Canterbury

Contact details

E: terry.hall@core-ed.ac.nz

P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 913 122

Region: Canterbury

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Professional profile

Terry Hall graduated from Canterbury University with a Commerce degree before working at the Patent Office in Lower Hutt for almost ten years as a Trade Mark Examiner. He was extensively involved in the office's first computerisation and was a pioneer of using the then-emergent Internet in Trade Mark research. Later he returned to Christchurch and obtained an NZ Diploma of Business & Information Systems. Today he works at CORE Education in testing and documentation for IT systems.

Expertise

  • Creating documentation that is in plain English and easy to understand.
  • Testing and identification of bugs and usability issues in websites.
  • An ability to see things from both the developer and the user's point of view.
  • A background with the public sector, schools and non-profits.
  • Managing translations in a bilingual setting.

Professional body membership

  • Technical Communicators Association of NZ

Personal statement

I see my role as being a bridge between developers and users, ensuring that the requirements of users are accurately conveyed to developers and that products are as easy to use and bug-free as possible.