Our client develops software to control machinery remotely, and it is looking for a contract Technical Author to assist in updating the online Help and user guides for its software. The contract is for 3 months, possibly extending month-by-month. Rate £36/hour.
We’ve just amended the job description for the contract vacancy #4175 Contract Technical Author, Swindon. This project involves working on Cloud-based applications, rather than enterprise software, which means the content will be written in Markdown rather than DITA.
Ideally, you will have experience in the following areas:
- Developing web-based online Help
- Working in an Agile environment
- Cloud-based solutions
- Video-based instruction (although is less important).
Apologies for any confusion caused.
A client of ours is looking for a contract Technical Author who can start in mid-February 2017. The client estimates there will be 6 months work, with the possibility of the contract being extended for 6 months afterwards.
We’ve added a new contract vacancy onto our website – for an contract Technical Author in Paris. This is for an initial six months, with contract extensions likely.
May and June are shaping up to be very busy times at Cherryleaf, and we may be looking for additional people to work with us on some of our software end user documentation projects.
If you are a London-based Technical Author interested in a few weeks work in May and June, do contact us.
The demand for API documentation writers continues to increase, and we have a new vacancy for a contract API documentation writer on our books. In this case, you need to have a background in/a good understanding of the C programming language.
We may have another requirement for a similar person, again working from home, coming up very soon. If you’d like to be informed of this and other similar vacancies, simply register with Cherryleaf’s Recruitment team.
One of the most common questions we get asked is for advice on becoming a freelance Technical Author. To help address that question in depth, we written an ebook, which you can purchase via the Cherryleaf website.
This guide answers the key questions people have when considering a freelance career as a Technical Author. It is focused on starting out as a freelance Technical Author in the United Kingdom, and in the IT and medical equipment sectors. However, many of the sections will also be applicable to other countries and other industry sectors.
This is an opportunity to join a friendly team of authors, working for a large and progressive company. Our client needs a technical writer to join its team of writers who can write user guides, Help files and workbooks for scientific instruments.
You’ll need to have at least 2 year’s experience in technical writing and, ideally, a science (esp. chemistry) background. It would help if you have some experience writing standard operating procedures in a regulated environment.
You need to be skilled in using:
- Authoring tools such as Madcap Flare, RoboHelp, FrameMaker or Adobe Acrobat.
- Graphics tools such as Corel Photo-Paint, CorelDraw or PaintShop Pro.
You also need to be experienced in user-centred design writing techniques, such as user personas and task-based writing
You’ll be working on-site, at the client’s offices in South Manchester.
To apply, please email us a copy of your CV.