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#4525 Contract Technical Writer WFH/London

A UK government department is looking to recruit a contract technical writer to create and manage technical documentation for service teams, and to document its decisions and how things work.

They need someone who will:

  • Write technical documentation for internal users and government services, including API documentation and technical guidance
  • Understand GOV.UK style and write content appropriately
  • Improve existing documentation
  • Work with SMEs to identify and fill gaps in knowledge across the programme, including design decision records
  • Work with other technical writers to make sure documentation is consistent and coherent

You must have experience of:

  • Writing technical documentation for developers (or other technical roles in software development)
  • Using Git, GitHub and a ‘docs as code’ approach for documentation
  • Working in an Agile development process

You will also need to clear the basic (BPSS) government security check.

Start date: as soon as possible.

Rate: £460/day

Duration: Initially, three months. However, the “lead manager” company has a contract for two years, so it’s very possible that there will be rolling contracts of three months at a time. Part time may be possible, with a minimum 50% working week.

Location: Hybrid. The Department’s Head Office is in London. There may also be occasional meetings in Bristol and Manchester. So you need to live in the UK.

#4524 Process / procedures technical writer Manchester

Contractor opportunity, 3 months, Salford Quays/WFH, circa £45/hr

Our client is in the property sector. They are looking for a contract technical author to create process / procedure manuals / flow diagrams across a number of business areas including:

  • Residential Services
  • Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Health and safety
  • Lettings
  • Credit Control
  • HR
  • Commercial
  • Construction

Your role is to interview each service area find out what it does, what systems it uses and how this links to other parts of the business. Then map the processes. You will be supporting all business areas on writing unwritten processes and amending any changed processes, linking into their systems.

You will need to have relevant technical writing or procedures writing experience.

The work requires you to be on site 2 days per week, and you can work from home for the remainder of the week.

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.

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