(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.