Gordon McComb, Writer and Editor

Document Automation & Shortcuts

Writing faster and smarter

I help businesses and individuals leverage the power of document automation to speed up repetitive writing and editing tasks.

This process involves programmed shortcuts - macros and merges in tech speak - to reduce the time needed to create documents in popular word processing programs.

The documents may be printed, converted to PDF, transmitted by fax, or sent by email.

When done effectively, document automation can save the average business several thousand dollars per year in labor costs. It's a favorite technique in law offices, which use automation to build contracts and other legal documents.

I have a separate Web site devoted to my document automation consulting. See Microsoft Word and WordPerfect Macro Development for more details.


Partial list of clients:

  • Microsoft
  • Technicolor
  • Verizon
  • Adobe Systems
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Texas Office of the Attorney General
  • Novell
  • Latham & Watkins (corporate law)
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Corel
  • US International Trade Commission
  • Avery-Dennison
  • California Office of the Attorney General