Senior Technical Writer - Dita

Posting ID : A1068278869
Date Posted : 2015-08-17
Category : Writing Editing

Senior Technical Writer - DITA
Our client, a world leader in the providing scientific diagnostic equipment, is seeking an experienced Technical Writer on a long-term contract basis. This writer will need to have considerable experience using DITA authoring tools. In this role, the individual will be heavily involved in migrating existing content from Adobe FrameMaker and MadCap Flare into the DITA-based component content management system. This individual will follow an established content migration plan and will work closely with content experts to ensure an accurate migration. This role will entails far more than data entry and cut & paste responsibilities as the migration will involve changing and updating content as well as authoring/enhancing some content.

Responsibilities of the Senior Technical Writer:
Migrate unstructured content into DITA to produce technically accurate and well-structured topics while adhering to a structured styles guide.
Work concurrently on several projects.
Consistently meet deadlines. Alert supervisor if a situation or deadline changes.
Collaborate as a member of cross-functional project teams, specifically working with other technical writers, software/hardware development teams, evaluation/test training and customer support.
Share Information willingly with others.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with different client employees.
Learn new development tools and methods.
Qualifications of the Senior Technical Writer:
Previous software, hardware, scientific, or medical technical writing experience.
Previous DITA authoring experience.
Previous experience migrating unstructured content into the DITA format.
Previous experience writing for reuse and for localization is strongly preferred.
Bachelors Degree.
Experience with some structured and unstructured publishing technologies (XMetaL, Arbortext, XML, Adobe FrameMaker, MadCap Flare, RoboHelp, HTML).
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.
Key Words:

Writer, Writing, Technical, DITA, migration, XML, XMetaL, FrameMaker, Flare, RoboHelp, on-line, HTML, author, content management, documentation

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