Contract and Recruitment agency for Technical Author, UX Writer, and similar content roles

Hiring a Technical Author or a UX Writer can be hard. You may need a specialist recruiter

Cherryleaf’s recruitment team specialises in finding you great Technical Authors, API documentation writers, UI/UX Writers, Programmer Writers, Technical Writers, and courseware developers. Our staff are Technical Authors themselves, so we understand the role.

If you have a position to fill, use the form below to get in touch now.

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Avoid trying to find a needle in the haystack

Delays in filling a Technical Author, UX Writer, or similar positions, can mean your project deadlines aren’t met, or the amount of unfinished work just grows and grows.

Fewer than two in every one thousand IT vacancies are for technical writing roles (source: ITJobswatch). This means the mainstream IT recruitment agencies often have little experience of filling these positions. Often, they can struggle to find suitable people from a limited pool of candidates.

At Cherryleaf, we’re talking to technical communicators all the time. That’s because Cherryleaf does more than just recruitment. This means your vacancy will get seen by our wide network of contacts, connecting you to a larger pool of candidates. You’ll get access to a great selection of candidates with less effort, risk and stress.

How to assess a good technical communicator from a bad one when you're recruiting

Hiring the right person can be hard, but we’re here to help

Knowing a software tool or technology isn’t enough to make you a competent technical communicator. So what skills does someone need to be a good technical communicator? And how do you assess them?

This is a free online training video where you’ll discover:

  • The skills you need to be a good technical communicator
  • The mistakes mainstream agencies often make
  • A framework for assessing and selecting candidates

It’s based on the content we were ask to present at the “Build your Docs Career” event, hosted by the Government Digital Service.

To access the course, click on either the button below or the screenshot image on the right.

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How to assess a good technical communicator from a bad one when you're recruiting

Our contract and recruitment services

Hiring a freelance/contract technical communicator

Hiring a contract Technical Writer is a good choice for you if you want someone to be “up and running” as soon as possible, and your existing team doesn’t have the time or skills to create the content. The difference between this service and our projects service is that, in this case, we don’t manage the project for you. You and/or the contractor determine the plan of work.

You can have a contract technical communicator for a period that suits your needs: a month, three months, six months, or a year.

Recruiting a permanent technical communicator

This is a good choice for you if you have a long term need to create content for end users.

We only offer permanent recruitment services to existing customers, or in exceptional cases.


About the hiring and selection process

It’s straightforward and flexible. You get the skilled people you need for your projects:

  1. You send us details of your requirement.
  2. We talk to you about the type of contractor you’re looking for, daily rates, location, skills and experience. We can help you identify these, if you want.
  3. Then, we start searching our network, and speak to potential candidates.
    We’ll assess their CVs to see if they suit your needs.
  4. You receive CVs of the people whom you should consider.
  5. If you want to speak to any of the people we’ve submitted, we’ll arrange the date and time.
  6. You select the contractor you want to use.
  7. We send out the paperwork, start and end dates, and related tasks.
    The contract will state the duration of the contract, the work, and the rate.

When the contractor is working for you:

  1. At the end of each month or week, you sign/agree the contractor’s timesheet.
    This confirms the hours they worked.
  2. A few days later, we’ll send you an invoice for that time.

About hiring permanent technical communicators

We charge a recruitment fee of 20% (of the base salary), when the person starts working for you.

We only offer permanent recruitment services to existing customers, or in exceptional cases.


Contract and Recruitment Testimonials

We see an ongoing role for Cherryleaf as consultants who can help to get better documents out of the vast material we have added to the system. Very importantly, Cherryleaf were able to rapidly respond to our issues with the system and help us understand.

Dave Hughes, HCC Embedded CEO API documentation writing

I first worked with Cherryleaf when I was with Zetex Semiconductors. We had a requirement for authoring/editorial support on some of our technical publications. Ellis initially made sure he fully understood our specific requirements and profile of the person we were looking for, then supplied us a selection of carefully vetted resumes. This saved us valuable time in selecting a shortlist of candidates. Ellis has also been an excellent source of help and advice on subsequent occasions. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the valuable services Ellis and Cherryleaf provide.

Mark Tamblyn, Zetex Recruitment services

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