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#4529 Contract Technical Writer WFH/London

A UK government department is looking to recruit additional contract technical writers 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: ASAP (but with security clearance, it’s likely to be July)
Rate: £460/day
Contract length: 6 months
It’s possible that there will be rolling contracts, as the “lead manager” company has a contract for two years.
Part time may be possible, with a minimum 50% working week.
Location: Hybrid. It’s likely to be mainly remote (maybe 1-2 days a week in the London office). So you need to live in the UK.

#4527 Technical Author, Derby, salary DOE £35 – 45K negotiable

Our client develops medical packaging equipment and it is looking to recruit a Technical Author.

Role description

You will be responsible for the company’s product operation and instruction manuals. This will include creating build manuals, spares lists, as well as customer-focused documentation such as product datasheets, operating manuals, installation, maintenance, and commissioning manuals.
You’ll also be involved in aspects of marketing and communications publications. Ideally, you’ll also be involved in maintaining ISO 9001 documentation.


  • A degree (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific subject
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks CAD package or similar
  • An understanding of regulatory requirements of ISO 9001 and relevant machine specific standards
  • An understanding of engineering equipment
  • Excellent organisational, timekeeping and communication skills including writing, editing & proof-reading text

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.

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