Senior Technical Writer

Posting ID : A1068547046
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Writing Editing

Senior Technical Writer

One of our top clients and a world leader in the scientific instrumentation field is seeking an experienced contract Technical Writer to join their team for a potentially long term engagement. The team has an overflow of work and this resource would start immediately and work a minimum of 6 months to start with likely ongoing extensions.

This writer will need to be very consultative and accustomed to working directly with senior level technical experts to gather information, plan and then write user information for specialized scientific instruments. The ideal candidate has extensive experience documenting complicated mechanical devices AND thei r control software. Ideally that would be working with medical devices, but there is flexibility to experience with robotics, other instrumentation, etc.

He or she should be very comfortable gathering information through independent, hands-on discovery, and assimilating information gathered from subject matter experts in scientific, engineering, software development, and marketing disciplines into cohesive, audience-appropriate user documentation.

Qualifications of the Senior Technical Writer:
7+ years experience as a technical writer
Ability to produce quality documentation according to corporate style guidelines
Localization experience - writing for a global audience.
Full life cycle technical writing workflow (drafts created, reviewed, edited, approved, final content delivered)
Ability to work with tight deadlines and shifting requirements
Proficiency with various software tools for the role: Adobe, MadCap Flare, RoboHelp, other online authoring tools
Content management: Exposure to DITA is a plus.
Very strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Key Words: Writing, technical, documentation, content, localization, Flare, RoboHelp, DITA, Adobe, author, communication, quality, scientific, medical device, software, hardware, edit

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