Current vacancies – Technical Author and Courseware Developer jobs

Title #4146 Contract Technical Author, 6 months, Newcastle
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Our client, a developer of desktop and cloud-based financial software, is looking for a contract Technical Author to work in its Technical Publications team. The contract is for up to 6 months (with possible 6 month extension), working primarily on site in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be working with the development team to create new documentation (PDFs and HTML5-based Help) for their existing software products.

You must have experience of creating user documentation in a software environment, and experience of using Madcap Flare (or a similar HAT). You must also have experience of writing single-source content that will be used across different documents and published to differing mediums and for different types of user.

Ideally, you will have experience of writing user documentation for accounting or financial systems, using Adobe Captivate and Cascading Style Sheets.

The client wants to see samples of your work alongside your CV.

The client has not set a daily rate, so please state the rate you are looking for.

To apply, please contact Cherryleaf

Title #4137 Technical Author, Cambridge, £28K-£40K DOE
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One of the most successful software companies in Cambridge is looking to recruit a Technical Author to join its team. The company has grown rapidly over recent years, based on a philosophy of hiring great people, providing an enjoyable working culture and environment, and building great products.

You’ll be working as part of a project team, helping to develop software applications that are simple to use. You’ll be responsible for customer-facing documentation and the quality assurance of the application itself. The Technical Authors are responsible for all of the words – any text in the user interface, the product documentation, Help topics and articles.

You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to understand technical concepts and learn new technologies quickly. You must also have experience of and a genuine interest in a variety of software and Web applications.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Technical authoring experience in an IT environment, including GUI documentation
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Working knowledge of a programming language
  • Knowledge of database and .NET technologies
  • Experience of documenting Cloud or SaaS applications
  • Experience in writing, editing, publishing, teaching or training.
To apply, please contact Cherryleaf