#4533 Contract Technical Writer (APIs) UK or Europe, 6-12 months
Our client is looking to engage a contract Technical Writer for a period of 6 to 12 months. The role is to document APIs for the travel sector.
Part of the work will be to maintain and extend the API documentation that was created during 2023. This was mostly user guides, getting started guides, and conceptual guides.
They also want to expand the API documentation set, to provide migration guides and more detailed API reference documentation.
The content is written in Markdown, using a docs-as-code approach with GitHub. It will help enormously if you’re comfortable using GitHub.
They anticipate there’s 12 month’s work, which would be arranged as two consecutive six-month contracts.
You can work from home, but you must be located in either the UK, Ireland, or mainland Europe. Alternatively, you can work from their offices in the Netherlands.
You must have:
- Experience of documenting APIs, SDKs, and other content used by software developers
- Experience with version control systems such as GitHub
- Experience with static site generators and lightweight markup languages
- Ability to work well independently with multiple stakeholders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply for a vacancy
- Send us an email.
- Tell us which vacancy you are applying for, and any other relevant information.
- Tell us about your right to work in the UK.
- 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.
- We will confirm we’ve received your details, and review/process your application.