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Technical Writer
Summary
Title:Technical Writer
ID:GH18669JR
Labor Type:Contract
Posting #:GH18669JR
Location:Westborough, MA
Compensation:$ 20.00 per hour
Description

Title: Technical Writer

Location: Westborough, MA

Type: 6 months contract | Pay Rate: $ 20.00 per hourly rate

Job Details:

The Technical Writer creates product and service documentation for end users and service engineers. Works independently on components of a documentation project as well as contributes to the team on varied documentation projects. Creates and manages assignments to meet project schedules and is able to estimate scope, anticipate risk, and provide clear mitigation plans. Delivers content that meets quality and customer requirements.

Responsibilities :

  • Drafts and manages documentation requirements
  • Makes decisions about the best content management system to use for specific products
  • Reviews, edits and tests documentation
  • Provides solutions to documentation defects
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the user documentation strategy
  • Manages work plans through the entire software development process
  • Skilled in breaking down and mapping software and/or service processes through collaborating with Subject Matter Experts and leveraging existing information
  • Utilizes information design principles to better convey information to the audience
  • Demonstrates proficiency with various authoring tools and documentation control processes
  • Collaborates with other technical writers and other cross functional team members within the business to drive outcomes
  • Understands Agile software development methodology and processes
  • Adheres to technical publications standards

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in English or related field such as Communications, Journalism, etc. or a Bachelor’s Degree in a non-related field with 4 years of experience in technical communication or journalism or a high school diploma with 8 years of work experience in technical writing
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience writing and editing technical publications and or software documentation
  • Possesses excellent writing skills, namely a command of grammar, and the conventions and best practices of writing an array of technical documents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various content management systems
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following: Microsoft Office, Adobe Framemaker, Adobe Acrobat, RoboHelp or WebWorks Publisher software
  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams
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