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Elizabeth Kelly

from Scientific Database Curator to Technical Writer
I write instructions to help people use software applications
Technology and Digital
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  • How studying biology lead me to a career in IT
  • Travelling and living overseas for work

About me

  • International Experience
  • Regional Background

From when I was very young, I wanted to be a veterinarian, but during school I started to really enjoy art and ended up being strong in the arts and sciences.

I took a year off after school to try and decide which path to take and then started a degree in life sciences. Several years later I had a masters degree in Zoology and few employment opportunities.

A lucky job placement in computational biology introduced me to the world of software development, in which I have worked ever since. 

About my role

  • Analytical
  • Curious
  • Independent
  • Principled
  • Witty

A technical writer, belongs to the product development department that builds software. The content written forms part of the product that gets sold.

Some of the documentation technical writer's work on is for users of the applications, some is for developers who build extra functionality that integrates with the apps and some is for people who work in the company to configure and support the software for the customers.

Technical writers work closely with the developers, the designers and with other writers to product the technical content.

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  • High School Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (Zoology)
  • Master of Science (Zoology)


  • Afrikaans
  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • General Mathematics (Maths A)
  • Graphic Art
  • Science


  • Art
  • Crafting
  • Running
  • Sewing


  • 2 Cat

15 year old me!!

“The world is full of jobs you haven’t yet heard of and opportunities you can’t yet imagine. Trust yourself to follow a path that excites you and work hard at it - everything else will fall into place. ”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Studied Zoology
  2. Got at job in Computational Biology and learned about Software Development
  3. Got a job as a Technical Writer at a large software company
  4. Moved to Australia
  5. Started working for Skedulo, where I work now

My employer

In today’s world, deskless workers outnumber desk-based workers four-to-one. Skedulo creates cloud-based software to allow any company in any industry to schedule, manage, engage, and analyze their deskless workforce.