Contract Technical Author needed for June projects…possibly

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.

Wanted: API documentation writers

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.

Getting started as a freelance Technical Author

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.

See Getting started as a freelance Technical Writer ebook

Vacancy: #4127 Contract Technical Author, Manchester, £25/hr, 6 months

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.

Contract Technical Writing Opportunities

We’ve had a number of enquiries recently from clients, which has lead to us having a number of Contract Technical Writing Opportunities on our books. Most of them require working at the client’s offices. For more details see our Technical Author Recruitment page.