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Contract Technical Author/Writer/Documentarian

We’re looking to extend our network of freelance Technical Author/Writer/Documentarians with whom we can work. Sometimes, we use what we call Associates on projects. Sometimes we also have clients that want to hire a contractor for a fixed period of time.

We’re seeing an increase in enquiries about:

  • Writing content for APIs/developer portals
  • Checking the API calls and code samples on a site are correct
  • Creating tutorials for developer portals
  • Improving the clarity and flow of API-related content

Some of these will come in, some may not. At this point, we’re in the planning and preparation stages.

Our preference is to work with people who are on the same timezone as us (or our customers), so that means you should be in the UK or mainland Europe. We do have some clients in the USA, so that location may also be an option.

In the UK and the USA, you need to work via a limited company. This is for tax reasons.

Rates vary depending on the customer. Our project work is typically done remotely. Clients that want to hire a contractor often want that person to work on site, at least for 2 or 3 days per week.

If you think we should know about you, then contact us via info@cherryleaf.com.

#4519 Contract Technical Author Thames Valley

We’ve a client in the Thames Valley who is looking for a contract Technical Author.

It’s a 3-6 months project.

There will be a little bit of onsite work needed for familiarisation at the beginning, so you’ll need to be based in the UK. The rest of the time can be spent working remotely.

The documents are primarily user guides, release notes, and online Help, in either MSWord or Help And Manual source formats.

They have three upcoming software releases (late June, late July, and late August) that will all need minor documentation updates.

Telecom/radio software documentation. Rate negotiable.

#4518 Technical Author, WFH/Berlin, €55K

Our client is recruiting two new Technical Authors to join its small TechPubs team. One will be based in Berlin, where the team is developing a mobile app. The company develops security and surveillance systems that contain both hardware and software elements.

About the role

You’ll work with the development team to develop documentation for a range of products. The development teams use Agile methods, so you’ll be working with multiple teams.

The work involves:

  • Producing documentation in German and English, in accordance with company standards and guidelines
  • Editing and translating UI texts
  • Organising content
  • Maintaining the documentation sets
  • Contributing to the documentation strategy and supporting its implementation
  • Working with the developers and testers
  • Completing peer reviews of team work

They use MadCap Flare to develop the documentation.

Your skills and experience

Experience:

  • Proven technical writing skills
  • Excellent written and oral language skills in German and English
  • Knowledge of MadCap Flare or similar authoring tool
  • Creating API documentation (although this is mostly how-to documentation)
  • Using/knowledge of Git or similar
  • Creating mobile app documentation
  • Experience of topic-based authoring
  • Knowledge of documenting both software and hardware products

Personal qualities:

  • An engineering or technical writing degree, or equivalent work experience
  • You’re comfortable working across multiple teams
  • Ability to contribute to the promotion of the team in the company

You can work from home for the majority of the time, if you prefer. The work will require some work on-site (primarily to gather information), so realistically you’ll need to be based within two hours travel time of Berlin.

 

#4517 Technical Author, WFH/Sheffield, £35K

Our client is recruiting two new Technical Authors to join its small TechPubs team. One will be based in Sheffield. The company develops security and surveillance systems that contain both hardware and software elements.

About the role

You’ll work with the development team to develop documentation for a range of products. The development teams use Agile methods, so you’ll be working with multiple teams.

The work involves:

  • Producing documentation in accordance with company standards and guidelines
  • Organising content
  • Maintaining the documentation sets
  • Contributing to the documentation strategy and supporting its implementation
  • Working with the developers and testers
  • Completing peer reviews of team work

They use MadCap Flare to develop the documentation.

Your skills and experience

Experience:

  • Proven technical writing skills
  • Knowledge of MadCap Flare or similar authoring tool
  • Experience of topic-based authoring
  • Knowledge of documenting both software and hardware products

Personal qualities:

  • An engineering or technical writing degree, or equivalent work experience
  • You’re comfortable working across multiple teams
  • Ability to contribute to the promotion of the team in the company

You can work from home for the majority of the time, if you prefer. The work will require some work on-site (primarily to gather information), so realistically you’ll need to be based within two and a half hours travel time of Sheffield.

 

#4511 Technical Author, Warwickshire (and WFH), up to £45K DOE

Update: The client has just recruited one Technical Author, and it is looking to recruit a second to start in Feb/March 2022.

Our client is looking for an experienced Technical Author to join its team. The company develops marketing data analysis and automation software, for clients around the world.

You’ll be developing documentation for users and the the company’s business partners. This will involve identifying the needs of end users and System Administrators, and then developing the right documentation to assist them. To do this, you’ll work closely with developers and other team members to gather the content.

The company is open to its staff working from home on a long-term basis, but there will be a need to go to the office periodically when the Covid situation allows.

They offer a salary of up to £45,000 depending on experience and personal performance. Benefits include a profit share scheme, 8% pension contribution, medical cover, flexible working time, and 5 weeks annual leave.

You must have:

  • Experience as a Technical Author (or similar role).
  • Knowledge of MadCap Flare.
  • Experience of working in the software sector.
  • A passion for ongoing personal development.

Ideally, you will have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Technical Author (or similar role).
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop or similar.
  • Localisation experience.
  • Good knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, and scripting.
  • An understanding of topic-based authoring.

How to apply for a vacancy

  1. Send us an email.
    1. Tell us which vacancy you are applying for, and any other relevant information.
    2. Tell us about your right to work in the UK.
    3. Attach a copy of your CV via email (send it to recruit at cherryleaf.com). We will need a copy of your CV in Word format.
  2. We will confirm we’ve received your details, and review/process your application.