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Technical Writer

A technical writer creates technical documents and texts, explaining complex information in a clear and concise manner.

Job Description

We are seeking a technical writer who will work closely with our team members, end-users, and other stakeholders to write high-quality texts and documentation, with an ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, write, and edit material for reports, manuals, proposals, instruction books, catalogs, and related technical and administrative publications concerned with work methods and procedures
  • Organize, write, edit, and produce technical documentation meeting project standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Review materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, and content
  • May also perform the following tasks: Maintain files of work and revisions, select imagery to illustrate material, and assist in designing or laying out material for publication
  • Participate in the establishment of guidelines and standards for text and graphics
  • Coordinate QC process to ensure accuracy and adequacy of each product/publication, including in-process and final reviews; editing for compliance with all applicable specifications and standards; and verification that quality publications are produced.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, engineering, or other relevant field

Requirements

  • Three (3)+ years experience gathering, analyzing, and composing technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel
  • Demonstrable experience composing technical documents including user’s manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, or reports in accordance with technical documentation guidelines and standards
  • Demonstrable experience editing documents to ensure grammatical correctness and conducting research to ensure the use of proper technical terminology
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, familiar with AP style and Chicago Manual of Style
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Visio) and Adobe Acrobat Pro, including template creation and application; familiarity with XML topic-based technical writing
  • Experience in a quick-paced environment with rapid deadlines
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills

 

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