New contract opportunity #4183 Contract Technical Author, Swindon

Our client is looking for a contract Technical Author to assist the in-house Technical Author, in updating the hardware manuals and software user guide for a range of new product releases. These are published as PDFs and printed manuals.

The company sells scanning and imaging equipment. The work involves taking the existing manuals and updating them, using Microsoft Word.

You will need to visit the client near Swindon, Wiltshire, to get hands on experience with hardware and software. Other than that, you would be able to work off site.

The client estimates the project will be around 6 weeks’ work. There may be opportunities further work in the future. The client has not specified a rate.

To apply, please contact Cherryleaf.

Changes to #4175 Contract Technical Author, Swindon

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.

See #4175 Contract Technical Author, Swindon.

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