We have clients looking to recruit Technical Authors for the following positions:
We’re still looking for candidates for these Technical Author vacancies:
#4092 Documentation Team Leader, Antwerp, €45K-€50K
#4088 Jnr Technical Author / Technical Author, London
#4087 Jnr Technical Author / Technical Author, London SW4
#4086 Contract Senior Technical Author, 8 months, €32/hour Near Amsterdam
#4085 Technical Author, Lancashire £28K
We’re looking for a contract Senior Technical Author/Writer to work for us on a 8 month contract near Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the person who was working on this project has been taken ill. For more details, see our job posting.
Here are some of the vacancies that have come in within the last 10 days, which we’re looking to fill:
- #4072 Contract Technical Author, 9 months, Circa €30/hour, Near Amsterdam
- #4071 Courseware Developer, West Surrey, £23K-£27K
- #4070 Contract Technical Author, 6 months, London
Our client is looking for a Technical Author for an initial 4 week period to compile building services technical submissions for a construction/engineering project in central London. You’ll be working on-site, developing a Materials Compliance Decantation for all Electrical products and systems installed in the works.
Contact Cherryleaf by email if this is of interest to you. They have not specified a rate.
We’ve just posted up a vacancy for a lead technical author in Switzerland with a salary of circa £64,000 ($105,744) - around two and a half times the average salary in the UK. So why would someone pay this amount for a technical author? After all, don’t they just write manuals that no-one reads?
The answer probably lies in the nature of the work. They will be responsible for creating and updating documentation relating to the building and commissioning of gas turbines. If the turbines don’t work or if they go wrong, then the consequences could be explosive.
In fact, technical writing is a lot to do with communicating change and ensuring conformance. Change is fundamental to a business – it’s often closely tied to management and leadership.
As a leader of a business, you need to have a vision or goal and you need to be able to communicate that to the rest of the organisation. In the UK we have a Prime Minister, who admitted this weekend he is a poor communicator. Overseas, he is seen as a great leader through the current economic crisis. Here, his party is suffering its lowest poll ratings in modern history.
Communication matters, so perhaps that’s why it’s worth paying to hire a good communicator.
Cherryleaf has some great freelance and contract technical authors on its books at the moment, available to work on your project. Contact us, if you’d like to know more.
We’ve had a number of new vacancies for technical authors come in within the last few days – in the UK and mainland Europe. You can see them on our Technical Author Vacancies page.