Richard Mann & Associates
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Richard Mann, MEd


An accomplished education, training, and technical-writing professional who has worked with medical and non-medical technology companies, consulting firms, and academic institutions

Particular strengths in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Program design
  • Instructional design
  • Instruction
  • Technical writing

Excellent team player who works with creativity, logic, and the attention to detail you need for effective education and training programs, as well as technical documentation


Medtronic Neurological and Spine

  • Write physician instructions-for-use concerning implantable and programmable devices for global markets
  • Write patient user guides

Medtronic Gastroenterology and Urology

  • Develop medical device documentation plans for new product development and launch
  • Write physician instructions-for-use concerning implantable and programmable devices for global markets
  • Develop physician education and training materials

Sage Health Management Solutions

  • Provide technical content support for Web-based physician order entry system for radiologists, insurance payers, and patients

American Medical Systems

  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate training programs for physicians
  • Provide classroom-based and Web-based training sessions for domestic and international sales force, clinical specialists, and distributors
Other Professional Experience

American Medical Systems (2000-2002)

  • Design programs ranging from individual preceptor training to large, national programs such as a three-day resident seminar for more than 100 participants
  • Provide on-call technical assistance for physicians and operating room staffs concerning device use during implant surgeries

Medtronic Neurological (1991-2000)

  • Design, develop, manage, implement, and evaluate professional physician development programs (CME & non-CME accreditation)
  • Work with key pain management fellowship directors from major US programs to develop Medtronic interventional pain therapy curriculum

MTS Systems (1985-1991)

  • Develop hardware and software documentation for computerized-electromechanical and servohydraulic test and manufacturing systems

Sedna Corporation (1985-1991)

  • Serve as documentation and training director for software firm founded with five research colleagues from the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (1985-1991)

  • Provide documentation and training for National Library of Medicine sponsored minicomputer-based integrated library system research project for the Biomedical Library and US Central Intelligence Agency Library
  • MEd, University of Minnesota
  • BA, University of Minnesota
Professional Associations
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Society for Technical Communications
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • European Medical Writers Association
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