Current vacancies – Technical Author and Courseware Developer jobs

Title #4176 Technical Author, £35K DOE, Cornwall
End Date 2017-05-01
Job Information

Our client is looking for a Technical Author to join its team and develop end-user documentation for its engineering products. You will be part of a team within the Marketing department that creates documentation and also manages the translation process.

You must:

  • Be educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Have at least three years experience of creating technical documentation
  • Have excellent technical writing skills
  • Have a good understanding of engineering principles
  • Have excellent communication skills, as well as project management and reporting skills
  • Have experience of working with translation companies

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience of using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience of using Madcap Flare 11

The client offers a competitive salary and benefits, plus excellent career prospects.

To apply, please contact Cherryleaf

Title #4175 Contract Technical Author, Swindon
Job Information

(Amended description 6 Jan)

Start date: Mid-February

Our client is looking for a contract Technical Author to document user guides and, ideally, an API guide. The company provides middleware that provides real-time data between different systems, as well as data analysis of current and future needs.

Their preference is for a self-motivated and dependable contract Technical Author with a blend of technical skills and technical writing ability, who is capable taking on things for themselves. You’ll be working in an Agile environment, so you need to be comfortable working in this type of environment.

Ideally, you will have experience in the following areas:

  • Developing web-based online Help
  • An understanding or usability issues
  • Working in an Agile environment
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Video-based instruction (although is less important).

You will working on their Cloud-based product, authoring online Help in Markdown. They do also have some enterprise applications, where the documentation has been created in DITA, and there may be opportunities to get involved in looking at both the content and the publishing process for these applications.

You will be working primarily on site in Swindon. The client estimates there will be 6 months work, with the possibility of the contract being extended for 6 months afterwards.

They will consider junior Technical Authors, as well as more experienced Technical Authors. The client has not specified a rate.

To apply, please contact Cherryleaf